MARINA DEL REY, CA (Hypebot) — ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) has announced the names of 8 companies who paid $185,000 each to compete to be the central registry for the new .music domain name. In total, 1,930 applicants are hoping to control hundreds of new top level domains including .radio and .tickets. .music applicants include:
Who controls .music could prove important as the internet expands and domain names become more scarce. They could, for example, refuse a .music registration based it's opinion of the legitimacy of the applicant and their role in copyright infringement.