.music domain names



.music is an extension dedicated to the global music community and industry

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.music domain prices



per year
  • From 1 to 10 years



  • Renews the domains for the minimum allowed duration



per year
  • From 1 to 9 years
  • Late renewal (domain suspended): 45 days after the domain's expiration date - $97.20
Pricing Options Prices for New Zealand, taxes excluded, in $ (NZD)

Other prices and periods


30 days after the late renewal period


the first year, then renewal at normal price

Owner Change


Does not change the expiration date

Period before release

Pending Delete

5 days

after the restoration period

Rules and particularities of .music domain names

Creation date




Related Contract

View the .music contract

Terms and conditions

Assigning: Allocation conditions will depend on the registration period.

A non-enumerated list of documents may be requested to provide and establish eligibility. Failure to provide requested documentation may be material and result in the denial, refusal or deletion of the domain name without a refund.

Both verification and music profile information are required to be eligible for a .MUSIC domain name:

  • Registrant Identity Verification. After registration of a domain name, registrants must complete an identity verification through the Registry’s Identity Verification Solution Provider (IVSP).
  • Music Profile and Nexus Verification. To complete the identification process, music profile information and data will be required at the IVSP. This information is used to determine a Music Score and the registrant’s Nexus to the .music domain name string.
  • Music Score (Name Selection Policy, section 4.0). Members of the music community can be recognized and identified by work, contractual engagements, social connections and profile. The Registry will generate a metric, called Music Score, from these attributes analyzed through its IVSP. The Music Score will be used as a determinant and measure of the registrant’s connection and history in the music community.
  • Registrant Nexus Score (Name Selection Policy, section 5.0). The Registry will try to quantify and determine a nexus score between the registrant and the .music domain name registered, through its IVSP. This internal Registrant Nexus will be used as a determinant for the suitability and legitimacy of a registrant for a specific .music domain string. For the Community Phase, the Registrant Nexus Score will be used as a key determinant for awarding a specific .music domain name with or without contention. During the General Availability, the Registrant Nexus Score will be used to isolate and indicate potential fraudulent, or inappropriate registrations.

You must remain eligible throughout the registration of Your domain. The .music Registry with its verification partners will review the nexus qualifications regularly every year the domain name is registered.

Name selection rules

Registrants must be able to demonstrate that they have a clear and obvious nexus to the domain name string they are registering.

.music domain names have special requirements according to the class the domain falls into: standard, generic or reserved.

During the Limited Registration Period: this phase is restricted to those that can attest to be a member of the Established Music Community and Music Industry Classification (1. of the section 4.1. Registrant Eligibility) and are members or a Music Community Member Organization (MCMO). Domain names are not allocated under the “first come first served” basis. Gandi won't be able to register domain names related to this phase as it is a very specific phase that is currently handled by the Registry itself. If you want to register a domain name during this period, we advise you to go to:https://www.registry.music/ or contact the Registry.If you are eligible, possess a token and wish to register at Gandi, please contact Gandi Support Team here:https://help.gandi.net/fr/23f77b38-6e11-11ec-964c-00163e816020/contact

At the end of the Music Community Phase: tokens will be sent to winning applicants to register their applied for .MUSIC domain name. If You receive a token, You will then have a registration window period of 30 days.

Syntax: From 2 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place).

IDN (accented domain names): No.

Registration period: 1 year during Sunrise, and from 1 to 10 years during General Availability.

Second-level extensions: No.


Renewal: Domains are deactivated upon expiration. It is possible to renew up to 45 days following the expiration date.

Disputes: URS , UDRP, Registration Eligibility Dispute Resolution and Sunrise Dispute Resolution .

Transfer (change of Registrar): The process is started on the new registrar's interface with an auth code. Ensure that your domain does not have a TransferProhibited status, does not expire soon, is older than 60 days and has not been transferred in the last 60 days. The effective transfer depends on your validation (by email) and renews the domain name for one year.

Change of Ownership: Available on our interface. The current procedure consists in email confirmation by both the former and new domain name owner. Expiration date is unchanged.

Deletion process: quarantine of 30 days, see this table.

What registration period is .music in now?

  • Over


    This period is restricted to trademark owners, with trademarks submitted to the Trademark Clearinghouse.
    If you are a trademark holder, our Corporate team can help you register your domains.

    Contact Gandi Corporate Services

  • Pre-registration Open

    General Availability

    .music domain names are available for registration at the normal price by anyone who meets the eligibility criteria.

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