Friday, 15 August 2008

Tel Domain Name - New Way of Communication

For the time being .tel TLD has remained quite obscure and unclear. It was approved by ICANN together with .mobi and although we know a lot about .mobi, only few have heard about .tel. So what is it and why is it?

.TEL is intended to use as a single publishing point for communication services, providing a different type of contacts directory service by including all kinds of contact information (name, surname, phone number) directly into the DNS without employing HTML, XML, WAP or any other user interface.

.TEL domain names will employ a totally new philosophy, it is like bringing communication to a new level. Some are worried that .tel is too difficult for people to understand, but then, 20 years ago people said that the internet was too sophisticated to live. Here we are!

To speak human language, as an individual you will be able to register your tel domain name, for example and using a pre-created interface (without creating a website) you will share your contact details with the world or restrict the access to your friends and family. You will also be able to share links, photos, messages, just about anything. Possibilities are endless! It is predicted that services like Digg, MySpace, Friendster and other spam hubs will suffer from .tel. Bye bye spammers!!!

Registration of .tel domain names will start on December 3rd, 2008. If you don't want to miss .tel news, please sign up for the Domain Newsletter (you'll find the simple form on the right navigation panel)