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ICANN Public Comment: Allow the Allocation of Numeric-Only (Excluding Single-Digit) Domains in .TEL

ICANN logoTelnic logoICANN is today opening a public comment period on a proposed amendment from Telnic Ltd. to Appendices 6 and S of the .TEL Registry Agreement.

On 8 October 2010, ICANN posted for public information a request (proposal #2010012) submitted by Telnic through the Registry Services Evaluation Process (RSEP) to allow the allocation of numeric-only domains in .TEL, with the exception of single-digit names. The Telnic proposal is available at icann.org/en/registries/rsep/#2010012.

As provided for by existing consensus policy, ICANN has undertaken a preliminary determination on whether the proposal might raise significant competition, security or stability issues. ICANN’s determination [PDF, 53 KB] is that the proposal does not raise such issues in .TEL.

Implementation of the proposal would require an amendment to Appendices 6 and S of the .TEL Registry Agreement. A copy of the proposed amendment is available here: icann.org/en/tlds/agreements/tel/proposed-tel-amendment-14oct10-en.pdf [PDF, 60 KB].

Additionally, there is a pending .TEL RSEP request for the allocation of one and two-character ASCII names; the announcement for the public comment forum on its amendment is viewable at icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-11oct10-en.htm. In light of the timing of the two RSEP requests and their respective amendments, ICANN has prepared a third amendment that reflects how Appendices 6, 7 and S would change if both RSEP requests are approved at the same time. This third amendment is viewable here: icann.org/en/tlds/agreements/tel/proposed-tel-amendment-2-14oct10-en.pdf [PDF, 65 KB].

Comments on the proposed amendment submitted to tel-numeric-only-domains@icann.org will be considered until 13 Nov 2010 23:59 UTC. Comments may be viewed at forum.icann.org/lists/tel-numeric-only-domains/.

This ICANN announcement was sourced from:
icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-14oct10-en.htm

ICANN: Public Comment: One and Two-Character ASCII .TEL Domain Names

Telnic logoICANN logoICANN is today opening a public comment period on a proposed amendment from Telnic Ltd. to Appendices 6 and 7 of the .TEL Registry Agreement.

On 11 August 2010, ICANN posted for public information a request (proposal #201008) submitted by Telnic through the Registry Services Evaluation Process to allow one and two-character ASCII .TEL domain names. The Telnic proposal is available at icann.org/en/registries/rsep/#201008.

As provided for by existing consensus policy, ICANN has undertaken a preliminary determination on whether the proposal might raise significant competition, security or stability issues. ICANN’s determination [PDF, 53 KB] is that the proposal does not raise such issues in .TEL.

Implementation of the proposal would require an amendment to Appendices 6 and 7 of the .TEL Registry Agreement. A copy of the proposed amendment is available here: icann.org/en/tlds/agreements/tel/proposed-tel-amendment-11oct10-en.pdf [PDF, 70 KB].

Comments on the proposed amendment submitted to tel-one-and-two-char-domains@icann.org will be considered until 10 Nov 2010 23:59 UTC. Comments may be viewed at forum.icann.org/lists/tel-one-and-two-char-domains/.

This ICANN announcement was sourced from:
icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-11oct10-en.htm

Telnic Announces Launch of .TEL IDNs in Sixteen Languages

Telnic have announced that as of 15 June registrants of .TEL domain names will be able to register their domain in any of sixteen languages.”If you’re a Jörn, Júlia or Bjørn, or a Chlöe, 李 or Błażej, you will now be able to get your .TEL name in your own language, opening up a significant number of names for individuals and businesses to register,” said Khashayar Mahdavi, CEO of Telnic Limited. “As your single point of contact, we’re pleased to be able to offer these IDN .TEL names so that many more people can get the benefit from being discoverable on the internet with a place they can own and control.”Telnic will be launching IDNs in Chinese, Danish, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. As further languages are approved for IDNs, Telnic will be consulting with the community and adding these where there is a demand.A .TEL domain name allows you to publish all your means of communication, including phone numbers, fax numbers, premium numbers, VoIP and IM handles, email addresses, links to your websites and Google Maps, keywords that describe your business, and private information only visible to VIP customers or friends and family.Registrations will start at 15:00 British Summer Time on 15 June and all registrations will be on a first-come, first served basis. As with existing .TEL domain name registrations, pricing will be set by ICANN-accredited Registrars and their resellers and is anticipated to be the same as the cost of an existing .tel registration. A list of Registrars which support IDN .TEL domain name registrations will be made available at telnic.org/get-started-buy.html prior to the launch date.In the meantime, to register your .TEL domain name, check out Europe Registry here.

.MP & .TEL Domains

The simple concept behind both companies promoting the .TEL and the .MP extension is this: You’ll get your own name in a domain, a .tel or .mp, and then use it as a hub for your online identities and content. The sites will offer some blend of a business card function, like Plaxo, and personal feed aggregaton, like Friendfeed.

The pitch from both is similar: Instead of sending people to a page that’s heavily branded by someone else (for example, Facebook), you can give out your domain. Keep that updated with your contact info, and then as long as people know your domain, they’ll have a way to reach you.

The question that may be raised is the free domain name .MP will it have the same effect as the .TK extension ?Chi.mp has  OpenID authenticators . It’s convenient for users. Chi.mp founder Tony Haile’s vision for Chi.mp’s utility is quite similar to the promise of OpenID and to the concepts in DiSo and the Social Graph API, emerging protocols for sharing social network data between sites.

This could be the future of contacting your clients or even family across the world.

Original article : http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10034627-2.html