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BRS Media’s dotFM Releases Ranking of Top .FM Sites and Brands, .FM Top 100 Hits of 2021

BRS Media’s dotFM Releases Ranking of Top .FM Sites and Brands, .FM Top 100 Hits of 2021

The .FM TLD’s Annual ranking of the top sites, sounds and brands building success On Air & Online!

 

San Francisco CA January 25, 2022 – BRS Media, a diverse and growing media e-commerce firm that assists traditional and interactive media companies build and brand on the power of the Internet, today announced that dotFM, the .FM Top-Level Domain Registry, has released the annual year-end ranking of the Top 100 Hits of 2021, the year’s top .FM sites and brands.

For the 10th Year in a row, dotFM’s year-end top 100 ranking, “.FM Top 100 Hits of 2021” lists the top sites and brands from the past year under the .FM Namespace. The Top 100 hits represent some of the most innovative and creative brands in podcasting, streaming media and social entertainment today. The .FM Top 100 Hits of 2021 chart is available at: https://Get.fm/2021Top100 

 

“Over the past decade we have seen a meaningful shift in usage reflecting the diversity in the FM namespace, the inspiration and originality of dotFM clients is exciting,” remarked George T. Bundy, Chairman & CEO of BRS Media Inc. “This past year almost all of the Top 100 realized considerable growth in queries, in part from the significant DNS upgrade in early 2021 dramatically increasing the network nodes worldwide from 30 to over 356 across 6 continents.”

Highlights from the 2021 ranking: The fastest growing category in 2021 continues to be Podcast Apps, Podcast Hosting and Podcasters. For the first time in history all five of the top listings are in the podcasting category, with global podcast platform Castbox.fm (No. 1) topping the list for the 3rd year in a row. Podsight’s pdst.fm (No. 2), Podcast App/Services Anchor.fm (No. 3) and Megaphone.fm (No. 5), both Spotify owned companies, and Omny.fm (No. 4) from Triton Digital’s Omny Studio finishing off the top five.

Today, the .FM TLD is one of the best recognized and most successful rebranded Top-Level Domain in the history of the Internet and represents some of the most innovative brands in Broadcasting, Podcasting, Streaming and Social entertainment. The comprehensive portfolio of registrants not only includes broadcasters, Internet radio, podcasters, and the music community but also interactive companies, premier social media ventures, and streaming entrepreneurs worldwide. 

The .FM Top-Level Domain is available through most ICANN Accredited Registrars or any worldwide .FM Registrar Partners (https://get.fm/registrars) like: Namecheap, Go Daddy, Hover, Name.com, Dynadot, Network Solutions, Gandi.net, United Domains and more. Information about .FM Domains, Emoji Domains, Domain Spotlights, Premium Domains and more is also available at https://Get.fm

 

About BRS Media, Inc:

Based in the South of Market district (SoMa) of San Francisco CA, BRS Media was established in 1995, and is celebrating 25 years Online, featured as one of the fastest growing privately held companies by the SF Business Times and Inc. Magazine for five consecutive years. Its portfolio of leading online properties includes: dotFM® & dotAM®, spotlighting Domain Innovation and Brand Registry Services for media based .FM and .AM domains; dotRadio™ extensions .RADIO.am & .RADIO.fm, Radio’s only Open & Innovative Domain Extensions; Main Street Branding™, helping Clients Assemble a World Class Identity and iRadio® Service. Main Street Branding and dotRadio are trademarks; and dotFM, dotAM and iRadio are registered trademarks of BRS Media, Inc.

 

Junaid Siddiqui

BRS Media Inc.

Email: jsiddiqui@brsmedia.fm

Industry First Quadrant Analytics for Top-Level Domain Brand Awareness

Industry First Quadrant Analytics for Top-Level Domain Brand Awareness

 

 

The “Four Quadrant” Matrix is used by consultants, executives and strategy teams and project managers to solve problems such as SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) and is one of the most valuable and widely used tools for decision making.

For the first time BRS Media, a leading-edge firm that provides data-driven content strategy, unparalleled digital branding expertise, and world-class storytelling to the Top-Level Domain Marketplace, has released the Industry’s first Brand Awareness Analytics for consumer recognition of TLDs.

The Quadrant Brand Analytics are based on value of factors, including but not limited to; yield per domain name, price point, popularity of sites, type of usage, and TLD recognition. Each of the four sections has a specific combination of negative and positive values for x and y. The coordinate axes divide the plane into four quadrants, labelled first, second, third and fourth as shown.

This TLD Industry Quadrant Brand Analytics reflect the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of consumer awareness and brand development across the Top-Level Domain sector. Our focus is to help registry operators to better understand the relationships between building consumer awareness and brand strategy (Yield/Visibility), to ensure that a TLDs culture cuts through and translates into best-in-class online experience for the audience and clients.

 

  Focus on 1st Quadrant:

 

The 1st Quadrant focuses on Weaknesses and Opportunities of the Lower Yield, Low Visibility TLDs in the Sub-Dollar Commodity based sector. Better longer term opportunities could be achieved with building consumer awareness and brand recognition, in an attempt to achieve better Yield and Visibility, that will increase the Top-Level Domains Brand Currency valuation.

BRS Media will be in attendance at the ICANN meeting in Montreal, Canada. New gTLD, ccTLD or Legacy TLD Registry Operators looking to position Top-Level Domains to cut through and translate into outstanding online experience for the audience, contact George Bundy or schedule a call via branding@brsmedia.com  

 

BRS Media, Inc. to Launch Brand Registry Services for Top-Level Domains

BRS Media, Inc. to Launch Brand Registry Services for Top-Level Domains

The company pioneered the Industry Specific and Branded TLD space over 20 years ago.

San Francisco CA March 5, 2019 – BRS Media, a diverse and growing marketing and e-commerce firm that assists traditional and interactive companies build and brand on the power of the Internet, today announced the Company would begin offering its successful Brand Registry Services to Top-Level Domain Operators, for the first time in over 20 years. BRS Media is a leading-edge firm that combines data-driven content strategy, unparalleled digital branding expertise, and world-class storytelling to the Top-Level Domain Marketplace.

BRS Media launched a little known country domain extension in 1998 and turned it into one of the best recognized and most successful rebranded Top-Level Domain (TLD) in the history of the Internet. This TLD continues to have a compelling reputation as a ‘Cult Brand’ Top-Level Domain, a distinctive and alternative style that differs from existing top-level domains.Twenty years on, the TLD has evolved to meet the growing demand and creativity of its clientele, that has a thriving and diverse client base and over 1 Million followers across Social Media that enthusiastically support the TLD. Even with the release of over 1200 New Top-Level Domains, this TLD showed a Year-Over-Year traffic growth of over 10% in 2018 and an over 50% growth since 2012.

“We are excited and thrilled to offer for the first time, our twenty plus years of professional & successful experience in strategic marketing and brand development for Top-Level Domain Registry Operators.” remarked George T. Bundy, Chairman & CEO of BRS Media Inc. “Our primary focus is to create and support Top Level Domain brand goals by development and management of marketing processes and platform strategies to ensure that a TLDs culture cuts through and translates into best-in-class online experience for the audience and clients.”

In a recent letter to a New Top-Level Domain Operator, The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), acknowledged that: “New gTLD operators face a challenging task of building consumer awareness and this can and may take significant time and effort.” and “introduction of new gTLDs to the market would involve significant effort and investment by the registry operators”. In addition, a recent Amendment by the U.S. Department of Commerce recognized, “.. that ccTLDs, new gTLDs, and the use of social media have created a more dynamic DNS marketplace.”

In today’s ultra-competitive market a brand strategy and marketing plan are a necessary prerequisite to long term success. BRS Media’s Brand Registry Services focuses on; Brand Experience, Brand Definition, Platform & Positioning, Content Marketing Strategies, Brand and Portfolio Architecture. Providing Registry Operators with Insights and Trends, Opportunity Assessment, Action Prioritization, Impact Qualifications, Content Marketing Execution and Social Media Brand Marketing.

BRS Media will be in attendance at the ICANN meeting in Kobe, Japan. New gTLD, ccTLD or Legacy TLD Registry Operators looking to position Top-Level Domains to cut through and translate into outstanding online experience for the audience, contact George Bundy or schedule a call via registry@brsmedia.com    

About BRS Media, Inc:

Based in the South of Market district (SoMa) of San Francisco CA, BRS Media (https://brsmedia.com) was established in 1995, and is celebrating over 20 years Online, featured as one of the fastest growing privately held companies by the SF Business Times and Inc. Magazine for five consecutive years. Its portfolio of leading online properties includes: dotFM® & dotAM®, spotlighting Domain Innovation and Brand Registry Services for media based .FM and .AM domains; dotRadio™ extensions .RADIO.am & .RADIO.fm, Radio’s only truly Open & Innovative Domain Extensions; @RADIO.am & @RADIO.fm, Premium Web-based Email Services and iRadio® Service. dotRadio is a trademark; and dotFM, dotAM and iRadio are registered trademarks of BRS Media, Inc.

Junaid Siddiqui

BRS Media Inc.

Email: jsiddiqui@brsmedia.com