Unfortunately, museums are sometimes considered shop-soiled or boring.
Often this image fails reality. In fact, since end of 2001, museums have their own
place in the internet: the top-level domain ».museum«.
Now, museums can arrange their internet presence or their e-mail traffic by
using their own domain. Every museum is even allowed to
multiple domains. There is a definition of what can be considered a museum.
Interestingly enough even virtual museums are accepted, i.e. those which
solely exist on the Internet.
Often interesting domain names are already taken below the
common top level domains, especially the short and easy to memorize ones.
But typically these domain names are of vital importance for the
world of museums.
This is where the .museum domain comes in to fill the gap. The most interesting
domain names can be registered by eligible parties. And all that without the
risk of losing the domains to the holders of name rights of other branches,
because they cannot take over the domain name by legal action.
.museum domains can be used in the same way as the well known .com, .net, or
.de domains. For example for web or e-mail addresses.