FastMail was started by Rob Mueller and Jeremy Howard in 1999. We are an employee-owned, independent company located in Melbourne, Australia with servers at New York Internet in the USA and at Thor Data Centre in Iceland.
We wanted a name that represents what we are all about: providing the fastest email service around. FastMail means more than that though, as we try endlessly to create a powerful and pleasing email experience.
.fm was a natural choice, easily remembered as the initials of FastMail. Also,
fastmail.com was already taken.
For those who are interested,
.fm is the top level domain of the Federated Republic of Micronesia, a federation of 4 states comprising more than 600 islands in the Pacific.