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January 30, 2009; 10:34 AM

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leading domain registration company,, has officially announced it will offer the sale of the innovative .tel domain name during the rapidly approaching Landrush phase, starting on the 3rd February 09.

Described by Fortune/CNN Money as the ‘Google of online address books’, and set to compete with traditional directory services, .tel domains are garnering huge consumer interest in the run-up to their post trademark launch.

London-based Telnic Limited, the registry operator for the .tel domain, reported that within hours of opening the registration period for trademark owners, Google, Apple, Microsoft, and thousands of other leading brands applied for their respective .tel domain extension.

Mark Boost, Managing Director,, said: “The .tel domain is very different to conventional domains such as .com and” “The .tel has huge potential for individuals and SMEs as it allows them to create an online presence for themselves or their business in a matter of minutes without the need for any web design knowledge.”

Telnic has spent over 8 years and millions of dollars developing the technology needed to launch this innovative offering which promises to simplify the way people keep in touch. The major concern over online privacy has been addressed by placing the control over the dispersal of contact information in the hands of the domain owner.

“With a .tel domain, an individual can set different levels of access to their contact information, allowing friends and family to have full view of their contact details, while hiding specific information from unknown Web surfers and search engines.” noted Boost. will be offering the .tel to the general public from 3pm GMT on February 3rd. For more information on .TEL, visit

About: is an ICANN accredited .TEL domain registrar and one of the top UK domain and hosting providers.

Founded in 2000, Telnic Limited is the UK-based Registry Operator and Sponsoring Organization for the new .tel sponsored top level domain (sTLD). For more information regarding the .tel domain or Telnic Limited, please visit .tel launched to trademark holders on December 3, 2008 and everyone else on February 3, 2009.


Barry Fenning
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