A new television network is launching tonight in the United States, Fusion Network, a joint venture between ABC/Disney and Univision.
According to Wilkipedia.org Fusion is an 24-hour news, lifestyle and entertainment channel aimed at English-speaking Millenial’s and combines the resources of ABC News and Univision.
“Fusion is based in a converted studio facility outside Miami.”
On the domain name front the newest national network is going with a .Net for its website which is Fusion.net
Fusion.com is registered to the Fusion Company out of Richmond Virgina through the Brand Protection company Netnames.com and is a operating website which probably was not available for any price.
It looks like fusiontv.com has also been in use for many year and was not available.
If your thinking that the .TV version of the domain name would be the better choice than the .net, well the network owns the Fusion.tv as well, and that domain name forwards to the Fusion.net.
So what do you think?
Should the network have branded around the .TV domain or the .net?
It is a television network so its hard to argue one against the other since the were smart enough to get both domains.
Still its a nice boost for .Net domain names and Verisign which is the registry for .net and has been running the Best of the .Net campaign.
Of course Verisign also operates the .TV registry so it couldn’t lose either way.