Constantine Roussos

How ICANN's New gTLD Auctions can serve Public Interest and Promote Competition, Innovation and Diversity

How ICANN can implement Auction Rules that are consistent with its Bylaws, their non-for profit status and the Objectives of the new gTLD Program to promote competition, diversity, innovation and consumer choice. ... Full story

ICANN Digital Archery Service for new gTLD Applicants: Secure First Batch Position in ICANN's Secondary Timestamp Competition

MyTLD, a .MUSIC Company, is offering Digital Archery Services Solution (DASS) for new generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) applicants to secure a first batch position for their applications in ICANN's secondary timestamp competition. ... Full story

ICANN gTLD TAS Account - New TLD Application Services - Writing - Submission - Management

MyTLD, a .MUSIC Company, has added a new product offering to complement its new gTLD Application Services. Prospective applicants that have missed the 29th of March, 2012 deadline to apply for a TAS account that would enable them to submit a gTLD application can now receive the following bundled services and products from MyTLD: (i) gTLD application writing and submission (ii) TAS account for the gTLD application (iii) Newly formed company corresponding to the TAS account ... Full story

Role of influencers and media in ICANN’s TLD global awareness campaign: How ICANN can create a strong value proposition with new Top-Level Domain extensions to benefit the Internet

What is the role of influencers and the media in ICANN’s TLD global awareness campaign? How ICANN can create a strong value proposition with new TLD extensions to benefit Internet users? ... Full story

Value of new Top-Level Domains: How Facebook's .EDU TLD trusted social network strategy dethroned Myspace

What was Facebook’s most disruptive killer strategy to dethrone Myspace and become one of the most dominant players on the Internet? Some credit Facebook’s success on their superior platform, tools, options and apps, while others blame Myspace’s demise on their lack of innovation, corporate culture and focus on serving advertisers rather than their members after their acquisition by Newscorp. However, the most overlooked secret ingredient to Facebook’s success is no other than a top-level domain extension. ... Full story

Los Angeles Times: Business Front-Page Article on Constantine Roussos, the value of .MUSIC (dotMusic) community 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. ... Full story

Billboard Magazine: How the .MUSIC Domain Extension will save the Music Industry by MyTLD's Constantine Roussos

The Internet has truly democratized the manner that music is delivered and consumed with a click of a button. It has leveled the playing field but at the expense of chaos, decentralization and inconsistency. My core vision behind the .MUSIC (dotMusic) Top-Level Domain (TLD) was to solve the inefficiencies that the Internet has created through innovation. My definition of disruptive innovation is bringing together two seemingly unrelated industries together and connect the dots to create shared value and a difference that matters. Organizing the music industry on the web can only be accomplished by utilizing the root of the Internet Domain Name System (DNS). Not only does a .MUSIC Top-Level Domain bring consistency, organization and centralization, it also assures ownership and control still remains in the hands of the music industry. ... Full story

Washington Post: Front-Page Article on MyTLD's Constantine Roussos, the .MUSIC Domain Extension and New gTLDs

Washington Post front-page article by Ian Shapira: MyTLD's Constantine Roussos envisions .MUSIC as the industry's trusted inventory of Web sites operated by musicians, managers, studios, promoters, composers and so on. For example, only artists with verifiable professional identities could create sites such as queen.music or pink.music. ... Full story

Case Study: 20 Reasons Why the Music Industry needs a .MUSIC Domain Name Extension

MyTLD's Constantine Roussos has been a force of nature in the music industry with launching a community-based .MUSIC Top-Level Domain. He compiled 20 reasons why the Music Industry can benefit significantly from using a .MUSIC domain name extension for artists' official websites. ... Full story

Author Info

Constantine  Roussos Constantine Roussos Constantine Roussos has long been on the cutting edge of emerging technologies within the entertainment and Internet industry. He is the pioneer and architect behind dotMusic (.MUSIC), the community-based top-level domain name and industry standard for official music websites. Constantine, a musician and singer-songwriter, has been actively involved in the music industry for about a decade. He has been a super-affiliate of brands that include Sony Music, BMG Music, Apple, Amazon, Ticketmaster, Live Nation, Napster, Rhapsody and Guitar Center. He has also engineered and produced music records with artists such as Katie Quinlan, Some Change from Us, A Pigeon's Rhythm, A Family of Snail and David Silverman. Constantine earned a bachelor degree in Business and a minor in music industry at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He continued his education at Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, becoming a certified music sound engineer. He continued his education at Pepperdine University in Malibu where he earned his MBA. His last educational journey was Harvard Business School at the distinguished Executive Owner President Management (OPM) program. He has given presentations and spoken at prestigious universities as well as music and tech industry panels around the world, including Harvard Business School, USC, UCLA, NYU, Georgetown University, Pepperdine University, ICANN, Social Media Week, CMJ, Future of Music Coalition Summit, Popkomm, Digital Music Forum, Dot-Nxt, and San Francisco Music Tech. He has been featured in publications such as the Washington Post, Billboard, World Trademark Review and also received numerous awards, including “Top Business Plan” at USC’s Entrepreneur Program as well as being selected to present at Harvard Business School as a Top Business Strategy for .MUSIC. Constantine also is the founder and editor of SEO.tv, an online marketing, branding and web development company, with clients such as UFC champion Chuck Liddell. He is considered as one of the top search engine and social media optimization experts. His achievements include creating the most popular Myspace profile with 4.3 million friends, amassing thousands of followers across Twitter and Facebook as well as obtaining top-search engine results for highly-competitive terms such as “music.” His core competence strenghts include strategy and Feasibility, Business Plan writing and is widely-regarded as an authority in Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Optimization and Branding.

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