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.fm

.fm
dotFM - Get a Great Sounding Web Address!
Introduced 1995
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry dotFM (BRS Media Inc.)
Sponsor FSM Telecommunications Corporation
Intended use Entities connected with  Federated States of Micronesia
Actual use Much use related to FM radio; little related to FSM
Registration restrictions None
Structure Registrations are available directly at second level
Website dotFM

.fm is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Federated States of Micronesia, an independent island nation located in the Pacific Ocean.

Except for reserved names like .com.fm, .net.fm, .org.fm and others, any person in the world can register a .fm domain for a fee, much of the income from which goes to the government and people of the islands. The domain name is popular (and thus economically valuable) for FM radio stations and streaming audio websites (other similar ccTLDs are .am, .tv, .cd, .dj and .mu); a notable example is Last.fm, a social music website.

Social media use

The .fm domain extension has also been used by various companies outside the audio streaming industry or the Federated States of Micronesia. Examples include:

  • Ask.fm, website through which people ask and answer questions
  • CHARGED.fm,[1] ticketing software comp
  • clarity.fm, website providing on demand advice from proven entrepreneurs
  • DI.fm, Digitally Imported is an online radio network for Electronic music fans.
  • favstar.fm, website listing people's most favorited and retweeted Twitter posts.any and e-commerce website
  • FastMail, email provider, operates fastmail.fm
  • HelloInternet.fm,[2] website for a podcast series
  • 99.5play.fm, radio station based in Mandaluyong City, Philippines
  • Last.fm, Internet radio streaming and statistics service
  • Ping.fm, centralized tool for users to manage social media
  • Relay.fm, an online podcasting network run by Myke Hurley
  • Smart.fm, online education tool
  • Tastebuds.fm, dating website for music fans
  • thefuture.fm, website providing a platform for DJ's to distribute their mixes, and a source for internet radio.
  • Turntable.fm, social media site for interactively sharing music

References

  1. ^ "Buy and Sell Tickets - Create, Discover, and Share Events on CHARGED.fm". CHARGED.fm. 
  2. ^ "Hello Internet". Hello Internet. 

External links

  • IANA .fm whois information
  • dotFM, the domain registrar for .fm names
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