Roussos application was developed to provide a voice and outlet for musicians and his company has spent years building endorsements from more than 100 global music organizations large and small.
"Our community-based initiative for .music has assembled the largest global music coalition in the history of music to support a music cause," he told El Reg. "It represents over 95 per cent of music consumed globally."
That combination of artist-led organizations - and now music industry support - will put significant pressure on the independent company that ICANN pays to evaluate community applications to approve the application given its previous report. According to Roussos, the bid will "exceed all ICANN community requirements".
Roussos has himself exceeded all expectations with his bid, having been written off almost from the start. The amateur musician and entrepreneur was passionate about his bid, but faced with well-organized and deep-pocketed competitors, many of whom have already spent tens of millions of dollars on acquiring new internet extensions (Google paid $25m alone for '.app'), few gave him much chance of success.
It is that focus on the musicians themselves that has led to the music industry's decision to back him: all the other applicants for the name will make the extension available to anyone that wants a '.music' address, whereas DotMusic will limit addresses to musicians and the broader music industry. The company has also taken a strong stance on piracy.
"The DotMusic mission is create a safe haven for legal music consumption under a trusted, secure and authentic .music top-level domain," Roussos told us. "Our objective is to create the standard for validated music websites operating under music-tailored policies that enhance legal music consumption, protect copyright and eliminate cybersquatting."