- CentralNic Group has been awarded the exclusive contract with San Francisco-based BRS Media, the rights holder for the top-level domain .FM, to distribute the .FM domain on CentralNic's global technical platform.

The .FM TLD has been adopted by numerous high profile names including country music superstar,, the US National Public Radio's (NPR) podcast channel, and China's popular online radio aggregator application

The .FM TLD also formed an integral part of's branding - one of the music industry's most disruptive music streaming websites that was acquired by CBS in 2007 for USD$280 million.

CentralNic will work with BRS Media to continue to promote .FM amongst the online streaming and music industries, an industry which achieved digital revenues of US$6.7 billion in 2015.

CentralNic chief executive Ben Crawford said: ".FM and its affiliated domain extensions are good examples of how to succeed as 'dotIndustry' domains, with their longstanding adoption by companies who have redefined their industry, such as We are excited to add this group of high quality TLDs and Second-Level Domain extensions to CentralNic's global backend platform."

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