25 years of .fm domains: A success story

BRS Media, an e-commerce firm that assists traditional and interactive media companies build and brand on the power of the Internet, announced that dotFM, the .FM Top-Level Domain Registry, is celebrating 25 years. BRS Media pioneered the ‘multimedia’ domain space launching the .FM Top Level Domain in April 1998 at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB ‘98) annual convention, alongside audio-based Internet startups like Mark Cuban’s AudioNet and Rob Glaser’s RealAudio.

Success of .FM Domain

In 1998, BRS Media launched a little-known country domain extension and turned it into one of the best-recognized and most successful rebranded Top-Level Domain (TLD) in the history of the Internet. DotFM pioneered the ‘Industry Specific’ vertical domain space a quarter-century ago and the .FM Top-Level Domain continues to be at the forefront of innovative technology. 

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The .FM TLD maintains a compelling reputation as a ‘Cult Brand’ Top-Level Domain, with a distinctive and alternative style that differs from existing top-level domains and representing some of the most innovative brands in Broadcasting, Podcasting, Streaming and Social entertainment.

Impact on Changing Businesses

The success of .FM over the past 25 years has exceeded their wildest expectations. dotFM has become the go-to domain for the music industry, podcasters, and radio broadcasters. With a unique and recognizable domain name, businesses have been able to brand themselves effectively, and small businesses have benefited greatly from the .FM TLD. The .FM TLD has become an integral part of the online audio industry, and it’s thrilling to continue to be a part of that journey.

Fredy S. Perman, President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FSM Telecommunications Corporation, is pleased to have reached this milestone. In a competitive online space, there isn’t a more stable and consistent Top-Level Name than the unique-sounding .FM. FSM Telecommunications Corporation is looking forward to the next 25 years and beyond, excited to see how .FM will continue to evolve and grow.

Availability of .FM Domain

The .FM Top-Level Domain is available through most ICANN Accredited Registrars or any worldwide .FM Registrar Partners like Namecheap, Go Daddy, Hover, Name.com, Dynadot, Network Solutions, Gandi.net, Cloudflare, and more. 
Information about .FM Domains, Emoji Domains, Domain Spotlights, Premium Domains, and more is also available here.


  1. David Blake Avatar
    David Blake

    The 25th anniversary of .FM domains is indeed a remarkable milestone and a testament to the enduring success of the domain extension. Over the years, .FM has become the domain of choice for countless businesses and individuals in the entertainment, media, and music industries. Its popularity is due in large part to its ability to convey a sense of innovation, creativity, and forward-thinking, which are all highly valued in these industries.

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