Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Top of .tel Global League, Other Clubs in Danger of Relegation



    
    .tel Domains Reach Fans in Parts of the World Which Other Internet Sites
    Struggle With
    

    LONDON, Jan. 14 /CNW/ - Telnic Limited (http://www.telnic.org), the
registry operator for the new .tel top level domain (TLD), today announced
that internationally-recognized football clubs were in danger of missing out
in securing their .tel domain names and a strong communications and
revenue-generating channel to their millions of fans worldwide.
    As Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspurs (Spurs) applications for their .tel
domain await validation by Deloitte in the Sunrise period for IP owners, and
as many other commercially-aware sporting organizations such as Major League
Baseball clubs New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and the Texas Rangers apply
for theirs, others are in danger of losing a valuable new channel to
customers.
    "With the flexibility and ease of management that a .tel domain brings,
sporting clubs of all types can get closer to their fans regardless of the
devices they favour," explains Justin Hayward, Communications Director at
Telnic. "Manchester United alone has well in excess of 50 million fans in
India and Korea. Many of these use their mobile devices every day to play
games, chat, and keep up with their club's news, avoiding traditional PC
access. A .tel is a powerful, affordable and branded delivery mechanism,
whether providing a simple way to get hold of match tickets via click to
connect functionality or generating new revenue through premium rate telephone
number-based competitions."
    Trademark owners including sporting clubs have until 2nd February 2009 to
apply for their .tel domain in the Sunrise period. From 3rd February 2009,
anyone can apply for any available .tel domain without requiring proof of
ownership of a trademark. For more information, please visit
http://www.telnic.org/business-buy.html.

    About Telnic Limited

    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
http://www.telnic.org. .tel will launch to trademark holders on December 3,
2008 and everyone else on February 3, 2009.





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