The European Radio Show in Paris next month will feature the official launch of the dot radio domain name.
Responsibility for administering the domain name extension was delegated to the EBU by the top domain name regulatory authority, ICANN, on 21 July 2016.
When requesting a dot-radio domain name during the start-up period, priority criteria and rules will apply in order to optimise the allocation of domain names and to handle the competing requests efficiently and imaginatively. Several different applicants could end up applying for the same domain name. The governance and procedural approach of the launch period will be approved by an advisory board made up of international radio organisations.
“You may request an extension that reflects the identity of your station, but certainly not the extension of another radio that already exists. If certain radios have the same name and apply for the same extension, the following rule of priority will apply: first, terrestrial radio stations, then web radios and radio professionals”, says Alain Artero, the EBU’s dot-radio extension supremo.
So, the initial launch period is the best time to secure the extension. At the conclusion of the launch period, rules of General Availability will apply. The same rules will be applied to reserve access to the new dot-radio extension for the radio sector, but without the effort to optimise and prioritise the allocation of domain names.
The European Radio Show is taking place at the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris from the 29th to 31st January 2017. A conference explaining everything there is to know about dot-radio will be held at 1500 on Sunday 29 January 2017 on the Agora.
To register for it, you must be a radio professional and request a free-entry pass to the Radio Show here.