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Constantine Roussos’ DotMusic wins .Music domain

Roussos beats Amazon, Google and others to win control of .Music.

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The long battle for control of the .music top level domain name is owner.

Yesterday, DotMusic founder Constantine Roussos confirmed this his organization was the winning bidder in a private settlement for the extension:

Excited to announce that after more than a decade, DotMusic has prevailed and will be the .MUSIC registry ? #ICANN #DotMusic #DavidandGoliath #Music #Domains

— Constantine Roussos (@mus) April 11, 2019

DotMusic defeated a number of heavyweights including Google and Amazon.

.Music has been delayed for many years as Roussos fought legal and policy battles to get the domain.

I suspect the legal bills alone have totalled seven figures.

In the end, the competitors agreed to some sort of resolution. Most likely it was a private auction.

While I don’t agree with some of the tactics Roussos took along the way, he will certainly be a good steward for the .Music extension.

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Author: Andrew Allemann

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