BRS Media announced Tuesday that dotFM, the .FM Top-Level Domain Registry, has extended Emoji-based domain names to include over 120 new emoji characters. DotFM launched the first of their Emoji-based domain names in 2018.
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BRS Extends .FM Partnership With Micronesia
BRS Media and FSM Telecommunications Corporation (FSMTC) recently announced the extension of their existing agreement to continue the partnership to market .fm, the ccTLD for the Federated States of Micronesia.
.fm has become popular with the rise in broadcasting, podcasting, streaming and social entertainment. In addition to brands like Coca-Cola.fm, Southwest.fm, Douban.fm and CarrieUnderwood.fm, the fastest growing category is podcasting, with recognisable names including Anchor.fm, Castbox.fm, Megaphone.fm, Overcast.fm and Transistor.fm. Registrants not only includes broadcasters, Internet radio, podcasters and the music community, but also interactive companies, premier social media ventures and streaming entrepreneurs worldwide.
âWe continue to be honoured by the trust and partnership we have developed over the past twenty plus years with FSMTC,â remarked George T. Bundy, Chairman and CEO of BRS Media Inc. âThis year, the .FM TLD reaches a milestone of being online for 25 years. We are excited to be celebrating this event, and are privileged to be a part of one of the best recognised and most successful rebranded Top-Level Domain in the history of the Internet.â
âWe are pleased to renew the existing contract, and look forward to BRS Media continuing to manage and promote our .FM TLD. In a competitive online space, there isnât a more stable and consistent Top Level Name than the unique sounding .FM,â remarked Fredy S. Perman, President & CEO of FSM Telecommunications Corporation.
The FSMTC is the telephone, wireless, internet and cable service provider for the Federated States of Micronesia.
dotFM to Launch Emoji Domain Names
Coming soon, BRS Media will launch emoji-based domain names for the .fm top level domain. An emoji domain name is one with an expressive digital image or icon in it, for example, ?.fm
.fm, which is the country code top level domain for the Federated States of Micronesia, is operated by BRS Media as a top level domain name for the FM radio industry, broadcasters and more.
“We are extremely â?â to announce the launch of emoji domains under the .fm Top-Level Domain,â remarked George T. Bundy, Chairman & CEO of BRS Media Inc. âToday emojis are incorporated in all aspects of consumers online conversations; social media, texting and messaging, why not web domains? Emoji domains date back to 1995, but recent demand has sparked an explosion in popularity. dotFM is excited to be one of only a few prime TLDs to support emoji-based domain names.â
Emoji Domain Names will be available based on Unicode Consortium Emoji Version 5.0 standards using single code point; and allowing a mix of letters and emoji characters under the top-level .FM, as well as the dotRadio extensions, .RADIO.fm and .RADIO.am at a launch date to be announced soon. Emojis are supported by most major search engines, all modern web browsers and all operating systems; iOS, Android, macOS, Windows, and Linux.
BRS Media launched the .fm and .am (Armenia) TLDs in 1998. Since that time, the .FM Brand Registry Service has evolved to meet the growing demand and creativity of the clientele. Today, the comprehensive portfolio of registrants not only includes broadcasters, Internet radio and the music community, but also interactive companies, premier social media ventures and podcast entrepreneurs worldwide. Some of the worldâs most innovative .FM brands include; Overcast.fm, CarrieUnderwood.fm, Earbud.fm, Rainmaker.fm, Southwest.fm, Jazz.fm, Coca-Cola.fm, Summertime.fm, among thousands more.
.FM Becomes Largest Top Level Domain on Social Media
BRS Media, the company behind the .FM top level domain, claim .fm is now the most liked and followed TLD on Facebook and is the fastest growing TLD Brand on the biggest social network site worldwide.
The TLD, actually the country code top level domain (ccTLD) for the Federated States Of Micronesia, but marketed as a gTLD aimed at FM radio, is âlikedâ by almost 357,500 and âfollowedâ by almost 357,900 according to statistics they collated. The second largest is Verisign with 314,100 likes and 312,000 followers, being the only other with more than 100,000 followers. The rest of the top 10 is made up of the National Internet Exchange of India (.in), Global Domains International (.ws), Domain .ME, EU Registry, XYZ, NÃºcleo de InformaÃ§Ã£o e CoordenaÃ§Ã£o do Ponto BR, NIC Mexico (.mx) and puntCAT (.cat). Obviously domain name registrations and Facebook followers have nothing to do with one another!
The reason for the surge is dotFM scored a viral hit on social media with its Facebook Page, featuring videos, media, customer service interface and interactive posts that focus on highly successful clients using the .FM top-level domain. The TLD Registry Social Media engagement details are listed at: https://get.fm/followed
âdotFM has become the premier media-based top-level domain that is open, innovative and universally accepted,â remarked George T. Bundy, Chairman & CEO of BRS Media Inc. âOur .FM clientele engage Millennials & GenZ with a unique and hip domain extension that connects with both generations thereby converting the valuable hard-to-reach demographic group into true believers of the brand. Today, our comprehensive portfolio of registrants not only includes broadcasters, Internet radio and the music community, but also interactive companies, premier social media ventures and podcast entrepreneurs worldwide.â
BRS Media has pioneered the âmediaâ domain space since launching the .FM and .AM Top Level Domains in 1998. Since that time, the .FM Brand Registry Service has evolved to meet the growing demand and creativity of the clientele. Some of the worldâs most innovative .FM brands include: Coca-Cola.fm, Southwest.fm, CarrieUnderwood.fm, Earbud.fm, Diffuser.fm, Castbox.fm, Panoply.fm, Jazz.fm and Summertime.fm among thousands more.
BRS Media’s dotFM Announces .FM Launched on CentralNic Top-Level Domain Registry Platform
[news release] BRS Media, a diverse and growing media e-commerce firm that assists traditional and interactive media companies build and brand on the power of the Internet, today (3 August) announced that dotFM, the .FM Top-Level Domain Registry, has been successfully deployed on the CentralNic Registry Platform.
CentralNic is the exclusive wholesaler for over 30 new Top-Level Domain extensions, including .xyz, .site, .online, .website, .space, and .tech, which are ranked among the top twenty five most subscribed new Top-Level Domain extensions. One in three of all domains registered under new TLDs globally uses the CentralNic platform, ranking CentralNic as the leading global supplier with approximately 8 million of these domains under management.
âWe are thrilled to be working with CentralNic, with a global network of 1,500 registrars and 100,000 resellers, this migration will significantly increase the retail footprint of the .FM, .RADIO.fm & .RADIO.am into growing and emerging markets,â remarked George T. Bundy, Chairman & CEO of BRS Media Inc. âIn addition, the CentralNic Registry will add full support for Internationalised Domain Names (IDN) and Premium Domains. dotFM has always provided the marketplace with a professional, reliable, secure and stable âIndustry Specificâ domain extension and this move will continue that world-class administration.â
CentralNic CEO Ben Crawford said, â.FM and its affiliated domain extensions are good examples of how to succeed as âdotIndustryâ domains, with their longstanding adoption by companies who have redefined their industry, such as Last.fm. Â We are excited to add this group of high quality TLDs and SLDs to the CentralNic backend platform.â
BRS Media has pioneered the âmultimediaâ domain space since launching the .FM & .AM Top Level Domains in 1998. Since that time, the .FM Brand Registry Service has evolved to meet the growing demand and creativity of our clientele. Today, our comprehensive portfolio of registrants not only includes broadcasters, Internet radio and the music community, but also interactive companies, premier social media ventures and podcast entrepreneurs worldwide. Some of the worldâs most innovative .FM brands include; Overcast.fm, CarrieUnderwood.fm, Earbud.fm, Rainmaker.fm, Douban.fm, Jazz.fm, Dubtrack.fm, Coca-Cola.fm, Summertime.fm, among thousands more.
CentralNic launched the .FM TLD; .RADIO.fm & .RADIO.am SLDs on August 1st and will launch .AM through its new EPP Gateway Service on August 30, 2016.
The .FM Top-Level Domain is available directly from dotFM (https://dot.fm), as well as, through most ICANN Accredited Registrars (https://get.fm/registrars) like: Go Daddy, Hover, Name.com, Dynadot, Network Solutions, Gandi.net, United Domains, and many more. Information about .FM Domains, Domain Spotlights, Premium Domains and more is available at https://Get.fm
About CentralNic Group plc:
CentralNic (LSE: CNIC) is a London-based AIM-listed company which earns revenues from the worldwide sales of internet domain names over its proprietary technology platform. It operates a global wholesale network, supplying domain names to over 1,500 vendors in 77 countries. CentralNic is the exclusive wholesaler for over 30 new Top-Level Domain extensions (the new alternatives to .com and .net), including .xyz, .site, .online, .website, .space, and .tech, which are ranked among the top twenty five most subscribed new Top-Level Domain extensions. CentralNic is celebrating 20 years as one of the worldâs pioneering registry service providers.
About BRS Media Inc:
Based in the South of Market district (SoMa) of San Francisco CA, BRS Media (https://brsmedia.fm) was established in 1995, and is celebrating over 20 years Online, featured as one of the fastest growing privately held companies by the SF Business Times and Inc. Magazine for five consecutive years. Its portfolio of leading online properties includes: dotFMÂ® & dotAMÂ®, spotlighting Domain Innovation and Brand Registry Services for media based .FM and .AM domains; .RADIO.am & .RADIO.fm, Internet Radioâs only truly Open & Innovative Domain Extentions and @RADIO.am & @RADIO.fm, free and premium Web-based Email Services; dotFM and dotAM are registered trademarks of BRS Media, Inc.
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