The new Top Level Domain .tel will be launched on 3 December 2008 by the registry Telnic Limited (http://www.telnic.org/).
.tel will allow businesses and individuals to communicate their contact information to clients and potential clients without the need of designing, hosting or managing a website. The registrant’s contact information and keywords will be stored directly in the DNS. The purpose of .tel is to provide a simple yet effective way of displaying contact information to Internet users.
Lexsynergy will start accepting applications for the Sunrise Period on 1 October 2008.
.tel will be launched in 3 separate Periods.
Sunrise Period - 3 Dec 08 - 2 Feb 09 (Trade mark holders)
Landrush Period - 3 Feb 09 - 23 March 09 (General Public at a Premium Price)
General Availability Period - 24 March 2009 - onwards (General Public)
You can obtain a complete summary guide to the .tel launch periods by emailing [email protected].