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Hover on September 22, 2014


About .FM

.FM is the official country code Top-Level Domain (TLD) of the Federated States of Micronesia, a small group of islands near Papua New Guinea that’s home to just over 100,000 people. If, however, you’re one of the 7 Billion people outside this region fear not: there are no residency requirements for .FM, so anyone in the world is welcome to grab one!


See? We’re not lying – it’s tiny!

Why would I want a .FM domain?

Remember the radio? You know, that thingy in your car that plays Led Zeppelin before you finish plugging in your phone to play music? Well, most of the stations on the radio utilize FM broadcasting technology to provide high-fidelity sound to listeners that are tuning in. If you’re one of these stations, then you’ll definitely want a .FM TLD for your website. This will allow you to use your exact name as your domain (if it’s available, of course), making it super easy for your audience to find you.

.FM isn’t just limited to radio broadcasters, though. There are thousands of Internet radio stations that, even though they’re technically not FM broadcasters, will want to use a .FM TLD to better communicate that they are stations that listeners can tune into. Let’s also not forget about podcasters, who offer content that’s similar to radio programming (though in an on-demand form instead).

There are others that can utilize .FM as well. Notably, its strong association with music will be welcomed by musicians, music bloggers, record labels, and basically anyone that has anything to do with music. The same goes for its association with broadcasting, which will be useful for websites that broadcast any form of content, anything from music to news to entertainment.

Related TLDs

If you’re considering .FM then you might also want to check out the following related TLDs before making your decision (or better yet, buy all of ‘em just to be safe):


We’re happy to help you with any questions you may have about .FM TLDs! Feel free to give us a call at 1-866-731-6556 or reach us via email at

The Fine Print

Country Micronesia
Residency Requirements None
Name Length (Excluding TLD) 3 to 63
Term 1 to 5 years
DNS Requirements 2 to 8
WHOIS Privacy Available No
Domain Locking Available Y
IDNs Available N
Auto-Renew Date 30 days before expiry
Change Renew/Let Expire
Settings X Days Before Expiry
2 days
Grace Period N
Redemption Period N
Transfers 1 year added to reg term
Authcode Required  Y


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