from en:.museum 10:32, 6 March 2007(UTC) authors:, Zundark, Bryan Derksen, Joseph Dwayne, Futhark et al.
(from en:.museum 10:32, 6 March 2007(UTC) authors:, Zundark, Bryan Derksen, Joseph Dwayne, Futhark et al.)
{{Infobox Top level domain|
#REDIRECT [[トップレベルドメイン#sTLD(スポンサー付き)]]
image=[[Image:Dotmuseum.gif|250px|.museum -- The most interesting museums in the world. All connected in a single dot.]]|
type=[[Sponsored top-level domain]]|
registry=[[Museum Domain Management Association]]|
sponsor=[[Museum Domain Management Association]] (set up by [[International Council of Museums]])|
actualuse=Museums (though few use it as their primary advertised address)|
restrictions=Credentials of applicants are checked before registration is permitted|
structure=Registrations originally had to be at third or higher level beneath generic category, but later direct second-level registrations were allowed|
document=[http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/museum/ ICANN registry agreement]|
disputepolicy=[[UDRP]], [http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/sponsored/sponsorship-agmt-att12-13oct01.htm Charter Eligibility Dispute Resolution Procedure (CEDRP)]|
website=[http://about.museum/ about.museum]|}}
'''.museum''' is a [[generic top-level domain]] (gTLD) used exclusively by [[museum]]s, museum associations, and individual members of the museum profession, as these groups are defined by the [[International Council of Museums]] (ICOM). In joint action with the [[J. Paul Getty Trust]], ICOM established the [[Museum Domain Management Association]] (MuseDoma), headed by [[Cary Karp]], for the purpose of submitting an application to [[ICANN]] for the creation of the new gTLD, and to operate it if the application was approved. The .museum domain was entered into the root of [[Domain Name System]] on 20 October [[2001]], and was the first sponsored top-level domain to be instituted through ICANN's action.
The idea behind this domain is that it will be beneficial for Internet users to have a segment of the TLD namespace reserved for the use of museums; a namespace whose conventions are defined by the museum community. The .museum TLD will grant users a quick and intuitive way to verify the authenticity of a museum site. Conversely, since it is a type of formal third-party certification, museums using this namespace obtain a way to assure visitors of the site's validity.
In addition to the eligibility requirements specified in the .museum charter, a number of naming conventions apply to the labeling of subdomains. Extensive support is also being introduced for [[internationalized domain names]], as described at [http://about.museum/idn/ about.museum].
Registration are processed via accredited registrars.
== External links ==
* [http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/museum/ The .museum Sponsorship Agreement]
* [http://about.museum/ Detailed information about .museum]
* [http://about.museum/policy.html .museum policies]
* [http://index.museum/ Index of names in .museum]
* [http://musedoma.museum/ MuseDoma website]
* [http://about.museum/registrars/ List of .museum accredited registrars]
[[Category:Generic top-level domains|museum]]
[[Category:Virtual museums| Museum]]
[[Category:Types of museum|Museum]]
[[Category:International Council of Museums|Museum]]