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Roussos also gathered support from different social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Myspace. The myspace.music page has almost 4.3 million friends or followers.<ref>[http://www.myspace.com/musicextension .MUSIC Extension: www.music.us]</ref> Aside from Roussos, [[Tina Dam]], Robert Singerman, Ken Abdo, Bob Donnelly and John Simsom comprise the Leadership Team of dot Music initiative. The team plans to operate the .music TLD using the multistakeholder approach and a portion of the revenue generated from the .music TLD registrations will be donated to selected non-profit organizations. Registrations will be restricted to .MUSIC-accredited Community Member Organizations (CMOs).<ref>[http://music.us/about.htm About Us]</ref>
'''Mr. Ruoussos is now working with the [[DotMusic|DotMusic/CGR E-Commerce Ltd.]] bid. Theirs is a , the [[Community TLD|community priority application]]'''.<ref>[http://gtldresult.icann.org/applicationstatus/viewstatus Music Status, ICANN.org]</ref>
===Far Further Bid===
The other community applicant is [[Far Further]] (.music LLC). Many of its executives are also members of music organizations and associations, and the applicant claims that "there are forty-two (42) clearly delineated, organized and pre-existing music community organizations that have provided individual written statements of support. This unparalleled level of global music community representation is referred to as the Charter Member Organizations of the Global Music Community (GMC). Collectively they represent over 4 million individual members within more than 1,000 associations in over 150 countries...Potential domain registrants must be members of or affiliated with at least one Member Organization of the Global Music Community."<ref>Application 1-959-51046</ref>
 
In October 2014, the Community Priority Evaluation panel gave Far Further a 3 out 16 points, where 14 points was a passing score. This means that Far Further's application for .music will not gain exclusive rights to the string as a Community Applicant, and will have to settle the contention with the other applicants through an auction or other method.<ref>[http://domainincite.com/17478-music-industry-gets-its-ass-handed-to-it-by-gtld-panel Music Industry Gets Its Ass Handed to It by gTLD Panel] ''DomainIncite''; By Kevin Murphy; Retrieved 08 Oct 2014</ref>
 
==Objections==
An official Legal Rights Objection was filed by the applicant [[DotMusic|Dot Music/CGR E-Commerce Ltd]] against all fellow applicants.<ref>[http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/lro/cases/ LRO Cases, WIPO.int]</ref>
A Legal Rights Objection, as defined by the ICANN approved mediator, [[WIPO]], is when, "third parties may file a formal objection to an application on several grounds, including, for trademark owners and Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) [..] When such an objection is filed, an independent panel (comprised of one or three experts) will determine whether the applicant’s potential use of the applied-for gTLD would be likely to infringe [..] the objector’s existing trademark, or IGO name or acronym."<ref>[http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/lro/ LRO, WIPO.int] Retrieved 25 March 2013</ref>
===Community Objection===
THe American Association of Independent Music filed community objections against [[Amazon]], [[Google]], [[dot Music Limited]], [[Dotmusic Inc.]], [[Top Level Domain Holdings Ltd.]], [[Donuts]], and [[.music LLC]],<ref>[http://www.iccwbo.org/products-and-services/arbitration-and-adr/expertise/icann-new-gtld-dispute-resolution/pending-cases/ Pending Cases, ICCWBO.org] Retrieved 14 May 2013</ref> thereby objection go every application other than the application from [[DotMusic|Dot Music]]/[[CGR E-Commerce Ltd.]]
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