.tel Domains are NOW available
.tel domain names - £16 for 1 year
.tel domain names are available for anyone to register and they have no restrictions.
What is .tel?
The .tel is a service that allows individuals and businessses alike to store and manage all their contact information and keywords directly in the DNS without the need to build, host or manage a website. The domain is designed to work on the web and with mobile phones such as the Apple iPhone and Blackberry.
Why is .tel different than other top level domains(TLDs)
The .tel domain name will point to a proxy page which gathers and publishes contact information stored in your .tel domain. You manage the information stored in a simple interface. The domain will act as a universal contact point rather than as a hook on which to hang websites.
What can my business store within it's .tel
Contact info - phone, mobile and fax numbers, e-mail addresses and VOIP (Skype etc.)
Content links - Your company websites and ftp servers.
Navigational links - Multiple Office address and contact details.
Geolocation - HQ and local branch - links to maps and GPS data.
Indexable text - keywords that describe your business for every office and department.
How will customers use .tel to find my business?
Telpages - the .tel global business directory is a searchable directory service storing .tel domains - search on company name or descriptive text.
Search Engines - .tel domains are indexed by Search engines
.tel Domains for individuals:
Be reached in a single click and control how and where people reach you. Moving house, or job? update your .tel information real time while protecting your private data. Use innovative technology - you don't have to build, host or manage a website.
Add keywords that describe you and help your friends find you.
For further information, go to http://www2.telnic.org/
General Availability - Open to everyone on a First-Come-First-Served basis starts 24th March 2009at 15:00 UTC/GMT.
We provide freephone telephone support and a full online support ticketing system to provide our customers with a fast and comprehensive support service.