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BRS Media Files Independent Review Process regarding the .RADIO Top Level Domain.

BRS Media Files Independent Review Process regarding the .RADIO Top Level Domain.

The .RADIO TLD is an “Industry Specific Extension”, not a membership community domain.

San Francisco CA November 4, 2015 – 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, has filed, in conjunction with two other applicants, an Independent Review Process in accordance with Article IV, section 3 of the ICANN Bylaws re: The .RADIO gTLD and .RADIO Community Priority Evaluation Results. (https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/afilias-brs-tin-llc-v-icann-2015-10-12-en)

On Sept. 10, 2014 ICANN announced that the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) Results “Prevailed” with the bare minimum score of 14 points. (http://www.icann.org/sites/default/files/tlds/radio/radio-cpe-1-1083-39123-en.pdf)

For the reasons set out below, the opinion is that the Community Priority Evaluation panel incorrectly applied the standards set out in section 4.2.3 (Community Priority Evaluation Criteria) of the Applicant Guidebook.

Some of the Highlights included:

  • Community Establishment Delineation: the CPE Panel quoted: ”Internet radios are also part of the Radio community, and as such will be acknowledged by .radio TLD, as will podcasters. In all cases certain minimum standards on streaming or updating schedules will apply.”

There are no such “minimum standards on streaming”. Additionally, according to Wikipedia; “Podcasting contrasts with Internet streaming”. Meaning, podcasters would not meet ANY standards on streaming.

  • Enforcement: the CPE Panel noted that the application satisfied by applying: “Enforcement program based on random checks” and the applicant noted they “will adapt the practices according to the experience gained“

As ICANN itself has demonstrated with the dramatic change in Whois Accuracy Program Enforcement, in the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement (2013 RAA), random checks with experience gained is not a specific enforcement measure, and represents nothing more than a largely unrestricted approach to eligibility.

  • Opposition: the CPE Panel noted: “application received letters of opposition, which were determined not to be relevant”,

However, the International Radio Emergency Support Coalition (IRESC), Economic and Social Council to the United Nations Secretary General, response to ICANN clearly noted valid relevant opposition from one group of non-negligible size. The detailed response here: http://radioforward.com/iresc.

  • Support: the CPE Panel noted: “ the applicant possesses documented support from institutions/organizations representing a majority of the community addressed”

However, as a case in point, the EBU’s sister Broadcast Unions signed identical supporting form letters:

  • NABA (North American Broadcasters Association) – Full membership is only available to radio network broadcasters in North America and NOT the thousands of local broadcast radio stations in Canada, Mexico and the U.S.
  • ABU (Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union) – Full Members may be only two full members in any one country, NOT the thousands of local broadcast radio stations in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • ASBU (Arab States Broadcasting Union) – Active Members includes only radio organizations appointed by Arab member-states to act as their representative, and NOT the independent radio broadcasters in the Arab region.
  • Organización de Televisión Iberoamericana (OTI) represents ONLY Television Networks, and has NO radio members.  

Clearly none of these EBU sister unions represent a majority of the community addressed as Radio in their respective regions and one, OTI has NO radio members, but according to its form endorsement: “Our Union is involved in radio and television broadcasting…”, which is dubious at best and should have raised questions about all such endorsements.

“Given the facts that the evaluators accepted ‘minimum standards on streaming’, ‘random checks’ as a specific enforcement measure, failed to acknowledge non-negligible size opposition, and inaccurately claimed adequate support representing the majority of the ‘community’: brings into question the competency of the CPE process.” remarked George T. Bundy, Chairman & CEO of BRS Media Inc. “From day one, we have drawn attention to the timing of the EBU submitting the .RADIO application, then the very next ICANN Meeting in Prague on June 28, 1012, was welcomed as a member of ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC). No other GAC Members or Observers are a direct applicant for a contested generic string in ICANN’s New TLD Application process, like the EBU. This direct GAC-EBU ‘Conflict of Interest’ continues to exist today. Now, with questionable evaluation (CPE) results, one has to ask, was the evaluation handled within the (Community Priority Evaluation) Criteria of the Applicant Guidebook, or were there outside influences involved in getting the EBU the exact 14 points to Prevail?”

ICANN’s claims of operating under an open “Accountability & Transparency” policy are at best questionable. Since the Community Priority Evaluation process is “shrouded in secrecy”, it is neither accountable nor transparent, and warrants a complete Independent Review Process.

About BRS Media Inc:

Based in the South of Market district (SoMa) of San Francisco CA, BRS Media (http://brsmedia.wpengine.com) was established in 1995, and is celebrating 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, .RADIO.am & .RADIO.fm, Internet Radio’s only truly Open & Innovative Domains (TLDs) and @RADIO.am & @RADIO.fm, free and premium Web-based Email Services; dotFM and dotAM are registered trademarks of BRS Media, Inc.

Domain Retailer iDotz.Net Launches Domain Apps Center

Domain Service Provider now provides an easy connection to Popular Online Services!

San Francisco CA September 9, 2015 – iDotz.Net, a full feature domain retailer offering names in over 560 extensions, has launched a user friendly DNS based service called “Domain Apps Center”, providing domain holders with a simple and easy way to connect domains to Popular Online Services, like WordPress, Twitter, Squarespace, Wix, Bitly, SoundCloud and many more. The Domain Apps Center @ http://DomainApps.Center covers nearly every segment of the Internet from Blogs and Podcasting, to Social Media and Email Services.

“Since the beginning of time, DNS has been a complicated and confusing undertaking for most domain holders, CNAME, MX, A records are not as easy to understand or set-up properly,remarked George T. Bundy, Chairman & CEO of BRS Media Inc. “We are delighted to offer a straightforward, self-guided and simple to use option for domain holders. Customers do not need to be aware of DNS or other technical jargon to quickly connect their domain name to a Popular Online Service.”

The Domain Apps Center allows domain holder to easily connect with Popular Online Services with any of the over 560 Top-Level Domains available at https://iDotz.Net; Including all ICANN Generic TLDs like: .COM, .NET & .ORG; Many of the popular boutique extensions like: .IO, .ME, .CO, .LA & .FM; As well as recently released New TLD’s like: .ONLINE, .XYZ, .PHOTOGRAPHY, .CLUB and hundreds more.

About BRS Media Inc:

Based in the South of Market district (SoMa) of San Francisco CA, BRS Media (http://brsmedia.wpengine.com) was established in 1995, and is celebrating 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, .RADIO.am & .RADIO.fm, Internet Radio’s only truly Open & Innovative Domains (TLDs) and @RADIO.am & @RADIO.fm, free and premium Web-based Email Services; dotFM and dotAM are registered trademarks of BRS Media, Inc.

 

Junaid Siddiqui

BRS Media Inc.

Tel:  415-677-4027

Fax: 415-677-4025

Email: jsiddiqui@brsmedia.fm

BRS Media’s Radio Global Domains .RADIO.am & .RADIO.fm Feature Online Start-Ups and DIY

Radio.am & Radio.fm provide true innovation and consumer choice in an open Radio based global namespace.

San Francisco CA March 31, 2015 – 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, is pleased to introduce Radio Global Domains spotlight.

The Radio Global Domain Extensions [Radio GLDs] under .RADIO.am & .RADIO.fm attract Bootstrap Start-Ups, Small Office / Home Office (SOHO) Streaming Entrepreneurs and Do It Yourself (DIY) Internet Radio Creators.

Some of the pioneers in the Radio Global Domain space include: http://Rewind.Radio.fm, the world’s first radio time machine, that offers music rediscovery. http://Zen.Radio.fm, an Independent radio station offering 24/7 web relaxation music. http://Sai.Radio.fm, Ithu Puthusu Kanna Puthusu, an Online Radio Station from Malaysia. and http://INet.Radio.fm a Heilbronn, Germany Indie Rock & Punk based Start-Up.

“We are excited to see inspiring and remarkable concepts in the Radio GLDs “, remarked George T. Bundy, Chairman & CEO of BRS Media Inc., “The .RADIO.am and .RADIO.fm Global Domains foster; true innovation, openess and absolute consumer choice on the Internet. Our depth of experience and understanding in the market demonstrates our commitment to guide the Radio GLDs in a professional, reliable and all-inclusive way. We look forward to seeing more success for our clients and partners in the only truly open Radio Domain Namespace ”

The Radio Global Domains under .RADIO.am and .RADIO.fm are designed for Bootstrap Start-Ups, SOHO Streaming Entrepreneurs, Social Media Enterprises and DIY Broadcasters worldwide, while at the same time encouraging originality in expanding the RADIO global domain space.

Many Radio Global Domains Retail Registrars are currently offering New .RADIO.am and .RADIO.fm Domains, on sale at great price! The Radio GLDs are available through Accredited Retail Registrars (http://Radio.fm/Registrars) like: 101 Domain, Marcaria, InterNetworX, Interlink’s Gonbei Domain, HEXONET and dotFM. Information and additional details are available at http://Radio.am & http://Radio.fm.

About BRS Media Inc:
Based in the South of Market district (SoMa) of San Francisco CA, BRS Media (http://brsmedia.wpengine.com) was established in 1995, and is celebrating 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; .RADIO.am & .RADIO.fm, Radio’s only Open & Innovative Domains (TLDs) and @RADIO.am & @RADIO.fm, free and premium Web-based Email Services; dotFM and dotAM are registered trademarks of BRS Media, Inc.

Junaid Siddiqui
BRS Media Inc.
55 New Montgomery St Suite 622
San Francisco, CA. 94105
Tel: 415-677-4027
Fax: 415-677-4025
Email: jsiddiqui@brsmedia.fm

dotFM Offers Special One Year Anniversary Bitcoin Deal.

BRS Media’s dotFM Offers Special One Year Anniversary Bitcoin Deal.

Get 10% off on all New .FM Registrations using Bitcoin digital currency as payment for services.

San Francisco CA February 11, 2015 – 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, is offering 10% special discount on all new domain registrations, using Bitcoin as payment on the retail website https://dot.fm

dotFM began accepting Bitcoin, a peer-to-peer digital currency, in February 2014 and the response has been tremendous. Offering cryptocurrency provides our clients with an innovative payment network and a new kind of currency for purchasing domain names.

“As one of the first domain registries to support, and accept cryptocurrency as a form of digital payment, we are excited to offer this Bitcoin Special,” remarked George T. Bundy, Chairman & CEO of BRS Media Inc. “In our first year of offering the digital currency, Bitcoin has been a huge success and has become widely accepted. The cryptocurrency is another great example of how innovative tools benefit our domain registrant clients.”

The Bitcoin Special Offer applies to the purchase of ‘multimedia’ and generic domains available on the dotFM website; Including .FM, .AM, .TV and the new .RADIO.am & .RADIO.fm Global Domains. As well as Premium .FM [https://dot.fm/premium/] and .RADIO.am & .RADIO.fm Domains [http://radio.fm/premium/]

BRS Media pioneered the ‘multimedia’ domain space since launching the .FM Top Level Domain in 1998. For over 17 years, dotFM has provided the marketplace with a professional, reliable, secure and stable ‘Industry Specific’ domain extension, while at the same time encouraging innovation, openness and creativity in the unparalleled multimedia namespace. Some of the world’s most innovative .FM brands include; Douban.fm, Last.fm, Bop.fm, Overcast.fm, Coca-Cola.fm, Qingting.fm, 1.fm, Jazz.fm, among thousands more.

About BRS Media Inc:
Based in the South of Market district (SoMa) of San Francisco CA, BRS Media (http://brsmedia.wpengine.com) was established in 1995, and is celebrating 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; .RADIO.am & .RADIO.fm, Radio’s First Innovative Domain Extensions (TLDs) and @RADIO.am & @RADIO.fm, free and premium Web-based Email Services; dotFM and dotAM are registered trademarks of BRS Media, Inc.

Junaid Siddiqui
BRS Media Inc.
55 New Montgomery St Suite 622
San Francisco, CA. 94105
Tel: 415-677-4027
Fax: 415-677-4025
Email: jsiddiqui@brsmedia.fm

iDotz.Net Offers Special One Year Anniversary Bitcoin Deal.

Domain Retailer iDotz.Net Offers Special One Year Anniversary Bitcoin Deal.

Get 10% off on all domain services using Bitcoin digital currency as payment for services.

San Francisco CA February 10, 2015 – iDotz.Net, a full feature domain retailer offering names in over 500 New and Legacy TLD Extensions, announces today a 10% special discount on all domain services, using Bitcoin as payment on the retail website https://idotz.net

iDotz.Net began accepting Bitcoin, a peer-to-peer digital currency, in February 2014 and the response has been phenomenal. Offering cryptocurrency provides our clients with an innovative payment network and a new kind of currency for purchasing domain names

“As one of the first domain retailers to support, and accept cryptocurrency as a form of digital payment, we are thrilled to offer this Bitcoin Special,” remarked George T. Bundy, Chairman & CEO of BRS Media Inc. “In our first year of offering the digital currency, Bitcoin has been a huge success and has become widely accepted. The cryptocurrency is another great example of how innovative tools benefit our domain registrant clients.”

The Bitcoin Special applies to any of the over 500 Top-Level Domains available on https://idotz.net; Including all ICANN Generic TLDs like: .COM, .NET & .ORG; Many of the popular Boutique Extensions like: .IO, .ME, .CO, .LA & .FM; As well as New TLD’s like: .CLUB, .XYZ, .GURU, .LINK, .WEBSITE, .LONDON and more.

About BRS Media Inc:
Based in the South of Market district (SoMa) of San Francisco CA, BRS Media (http://brsmedia.wpengine.com) was established in 1995, and is celebrating 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; .RADIO.am & .RADIO.fm, Radio’s First Innovative Domain Extensions (TLDs) and @RADIO.am & @RADIO.fm, free and premium Web-based Email Services and iDotz.Net domain registrar of all gTLD domains (.com .net & .org), as well as, boutique domains (.tv .co .me .la & .im). dotFM and dotAM are registered trademarks of BRS Media, Inc.

Junaid Siddiqui
BRS Media Inc.
55 New Montgomery St Suite 622
San Francisco, CA. 94105
Tel: 415-677-4027
Fax: 415-677-4025
Email: jsiddiqui@brsmedia.fm

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