DomainesInfo is reporting that the next gTLD launch, following .ASIA, should be .TEL. DomainesInfo tracked down Philip Colebrook, Telnic’s SVP Business Development & Policy at the recent ICANN meeting in LA and the official line from Telnic is.TEL should launch in the first half of 2008.
DomainesInfo has Ã¢â¬Åsince learned that the .TEL Sunrise should begin in May. There will be a single Sunrise period, lasting 60 days. Ã¢â¬ËWe’ve gone for a single stage, first come first served Sunrise,” Colebrook explained in LA. “The only eligible prior rights will be trademarks with national effect. And we won’t use a pre-validation system.Ã¢â¬â¢”
The article goes on to say Ã¢â¬ÅTelnic wants to stay away from the complicated Sunrise systems that end up being a massive headache for prospective registrants. And they don’t like the auction models that have been used for .MOBI or .ASIA.Ã¢â¬Â
To read the full article in DomainesInfo, see domainesinfo.fr/english/138/tel-nearly-ready-to-dial.php