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Los Angeles Times: Business Front-Page Article on Constantine Roussos, the value of .MUSIC (dotMusic) community TLD and ICANN new gTLD Launch

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Los Angeles Times: MyTLD's Constantine Roussos on .MUSIC (dotMusic) TLD and ICANN new gTLD Launch Los Angeles Times: MyTLD's Constantine Roussos on .MUSIC (dotMusic) TLD and ICANN new gTLD Launch

Constantine Roussos of MyTLD was featured on the front page of the Los Angeles Times business section. He discusses the benefits of .MUSIC and how creating an Industry Standard for official music websites representing verified artists, music companies and industry will increase trust, security and authentic engagement with music consumers leading to legitimate sales.

Constantine Roussos of MyTLD was featured on the front page of the Los Angeles Times business section. He discusses the benefits of .MUSIC and how creating an Industry Standard for official music websites representing verified artists, music companies and industry will increase trust, security and authentic engagement with music consumers leading to legitimate sales:

Move over, dot-com — get ready for dot-anything.

The group that governs Internet domain names is opening up the system so that companies and organizations can apply to create their own versions of .com, .org or .gov.

The Marina del Rey group known as ICANN called it "one of the biggest changes ever" to the way the Internet's naming system works. With the domain expansion, the group of 22 existing suffixes — many of which were established in the early 1980s — could quickly balloon to hundreds or thousands. ICANN said more recognizable addresses would allow Web users to find what they're looking for more quickly.

"Today's decision will usher in a new Internet age," said Peter Dengate Thrush, chairman of ICANN's board of directors, in a statement following the group's approval of the expansion Monday in Singapore. "We have provided a platform for the next generation of creativity and inspiration" ...

Constantine Roussos, a Los Angeles entrepreneur, wants to register .MUSIC on behalf of the music industry. Under his plan, only legitimate, professional artists could be approved for a .music suffix. If fans typed in ladygaga.music or queen.music, he says, they would know they were getting authentic sites rather than pirates or imitators that are frequently found in .com and .net domains. "When you buy music, you want it to be a legitimate sale — you want to know the website you're visiting is secure and trusted and it's actually the band."

 

Source: Los Angeles Times: ICANN, Domain Names & .MUSIC (dotMusic)

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