BRS Media, which runs both .am and .fm, has confirmed that their application for .radio has been submitted to ICANN
Here’s the full release:
BRS Media Inc., a diverse and growing media e-commerce firm that helps traditional and interactive media companies build and brand on the power of the Web, today announced that earlier this week it submitted an extensive, comprehensive and detailed application for the New Top-Level Domain .RADIO to ICANN’s New gTLD program.
BRS Media pioneered Industry Specific Domains, launching ‘multimedia’ based TLDs .FM & .AM over 15 years ago, and has increasingly attracted premier social media ventures, streaming entrepreneurs and traditional broadcasters. As the first domain registry to introduce a top-level domain to a targeted Industry, the company is well positioned and understands how to manage, operate and market, a new Top-Level-Domain name for a diverse On Air and Online Radio community.
“We look forward to moving ahead into the next phase of .RADIO. We are ecstatic and thrilled to have the opportunity to establish a new Top-Level-Domain, and envision great possibilities in creativity and innovation in the .RADIO namespace,” remarked George T. Bundy, Chairman & CEO of BRS Media Inc. “Our depth of experience and understanding in the market demonstrates our commitment to administer the .RADIO top-level domain in a professional, reliable, secure and all-inclusive way, while at the same time encouraging innovation and openness in the .RADIO domain space. Our current registrant list includes some of the most recognizable and innovative brands in streaming media and social entertainment today. Our comprehensive portfolio of clientele represents both the on-air and online media community.”
BRS Media announced, in early 2009 that Minds & Machines, a leading registry services provider for new Top-Level Domains (TLDs), will provide critical registry services for the .RADIO TLD. M+M has been delivering similar critical registry services for the .FM TLD, for over two years. Additional clients of Minds & Machines include .MIAMI, .KIWI [New Zealand], .NRW [North Rhine-Westphalia] and recently announced .LONDON New Top-Level Domains.
BRS Media will provide a brief presentation about existing Industry Specific Domains and .RADIO this weekend, at RAIN Summit West 2012 Conference on April 15, 2012, at the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton). The Internet Radio Summit is a Co-Located Event of the NAB Show in Las Vegas NV, the World’s largest electronic media show.