.museum is a restricted top level domain, with eligibility limited to museums and their professional organisations based on ICOM's definition of a museum. With it, museums acquired significant new means for increasing their visibility and identity on the Internet. The .museum top-level domain went into operation on November 1, 2001. .museum is managed by MuseDoma, a non profit organisation founded by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and the J. Paul Getty Trust. All information on . museum (including ".museum naming conventions" and "applications forms" ) is available (in english only) on the MuseuDoma web site at http://musedoma.museum. ICOM provides hereby some basic information about .museum and MuseDoma (some are translated in different languages).