The new Top Level Domain .tel will be launched on 3 December 2008 by the registry Telnic Limited (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@example.com.