Registrants must have a nexus with the global music community as either a musician, band, or music industry professional. For more details please see: https://www.registry.music/faq and https://www.registry.music/policies/registrant-eligibility-policy
Registrant Identity Verification. After a .MUSIC domain name is registered, you will receive an email with a link to a verification form. Once you've filled this form out, EnCirca will submit registrant information to the .MUSIC Registry's Identity Verification Portal. Verification may take up to 90 days to complete.
Registry Server Hold Status Until Verification Completes. .MUSIC domain names will be placed under a Registry Server Hold until identity verification is completed.
October 16, 2023 - March 9, 2024
March 11 - April 9, 2024
April 10, 2024
.MUSIC provides global music community members with a global music industry standard for their music identity and their official website address: i.e. www.yourname.music
Anyone in the global music community can register their unique .MUSIC domain, including artists, creators, bands, groups, industry professionals, music companies and organizations.
.MUSIC differentiates itself from generic domain names, such as .COM, by providing the world's first domain name extension dedicated to music, with enhanced community-tailored policies that ensure that music artists, bands, industry professionals and organizations are able to register a trusted, secure and verified .MUSIC domain branded under their unique identity. All registrants will be verified and be given a blue checkmark verification badge, usually reserved for celebrities on popular social media websites, to ensure authenticity, authoritativeness and trustworthiness while at the same time to eliminate bad actors, such as impersonators or cybersquatters.
The .MUSIC initiative is supported by thousands of music-related entities and the most prominent and recognized organizations with members representing over 95% of music consumed globally. These include international bodies, associations and federations representing the global music community, which include the major labels, the major publishers, music collection societies, digital distributors and many other music communities (See Supporters).
The .MUSIC Mission and Purpose is to benefit the global music community by:
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NextDNS is one of the most popular methods for accessing Handshake domain names. Install NextDNS. You can click “try it now” on nextdns.io to connect your device and resolve Handshake domains. Scroll to the Setup Guide at NextDNS to select the option for your device, confirm with the green button at the top of the page, and then go to the “settings” tab to “resolve Handshake domains.”
Install the Resolvr add-on to view Handshake names directly in the search bar of your Firefox browser.
Try searching your site with the HNS.to gateway, which allows you to access Handshake names without downloading software or modifying your DNS settings. You may also conduct searches directly by prefixing Handshake domains with “hns.to/,” such as “hns.to/welcome.nb/.”
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