Telnic, the Registry Operator for the .tel TLD announced its vip.tel beta program would be available shortly. Customers wishing to trial .tel in advance of its commercial availability can apply for a personal domain name by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
.tel enables you to store, update and publish all your contact information, Web links and keywords directly on the Internet under your own unique domain name without the need for Web sites. Simple, fast and accessible from any device, .tel provides a new Internet standard to take full control over how and where people reach you.
Henri Asseily, chief strategist and CTO at Telnic, who demonstrated the functionality of .tel to the DEMOfall audience, said, “Previously, companies have used the DNS to have computers talk to computers. .tel puts the human being directly in the DNS, storing all types of contact information in NAPTR, TXT and LOC records. .tel will drive a revolution in communications, search and directory services.”
Chris Shipley, executive producer of DEMO, added, “Telnic is delivering a game-changing service that puts every person in complete control of his contact information, Internet persona and Web services. This rich, yet elegantly simple, DNS-based publishing platform will fire up the developer community.”
About Telnic Limited
Founded in 2000, Telnic Limited is the UK-based Registry Operator and Sponsoring Organization for the new .tel sponsored top level domain (sTLD). For more information regarding the .tel domain or Telnic Limited, please visit telnic.org. .tel will launch to trademark holders on December 3, 2008 and everyone else on February 3, 2009.
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