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DomainPeople Lets Trademark Owners Register Their .Tel Domain Name Early

DomainPeople, Inc., the eighth official domain name registrar accredited by the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), begins accepting sunrise registration for a new top level domain name (TLD) on December 3, 2008. .Tel allows people and businesses to offer a single point of contact and update their information in real-time.

".Tel is a completely new concept for the domain name world. It's a real-time business card that lets owners manage their contact information efficiently and conveniently," said Chris Kruk, product manager at DomainPeople. "This means no more mass e-mail notifications for revised contact details or job changes. Simply distribute your .tel address and your contacts will have access to all the information you want them to have. This is a great example of how technology can really simplify our lives."

.Tel owners don't need to create or manage a Web site since this is the only TLD that stores data directly in the domain name server (DNS) — making updates quick, efficient, and in real-time. The data is displayed on a standardized .tel page that can be viewed using any browser with Internet access, by entering a simple address such as YourCompany.tel or YourName.tel.

.Tel domain names allow owners to publish all types of contact information, including:

  • Phone, mobile, fax and premium numbers
  • Email addresses
  • VoIP access information
  • Instant messenger "handles"
  • Corporate (or personal) Web site URLs
  • Professional social media Web site links such as LinkedIn
  • Geo-location data (that is, street addresses and maps!)
  • Even keywords, for search engine optimization (SEO)

The .Tel domain also provides the ability to set privacy settings, controlling the type of information you want specific individuals to have access to. So you can allow your professional contacts to view a subset of your information, but give your friends and family full access.

Domain names will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis, so trademark owners should register their .tel domain names as soon as the sunrise period opens on December 3, 2008 to protect their brand integrity. Once the landrush registration period opens on February 3, 2009, trademark owners may find their names are no longer available. Sunrise registrations will carry a three-year term. Interested individuals can receive up-to-date information on .tel by expressing their interest on the DomainPeople website.

About DomainPeople, Inc.
DomainPeople, Inc. (http://www.domainpeople.com) was the eighth ICANN-accredited domain name registrar and offers registration for the most popular domain extensions — notably .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .name, .pro, .ca, .us, etc. DomainPeople is a founding member of Afilias Limited, the registry selected to operate .info domain extension.

Contact
Chris Kruk
Product Manager
DomainPeople
604-688-8946 x116

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