Telnic Announces Accredited Technology Partner Programme



    NEW YORK, Jan. 16 /CNW/ - Telnic Limited (http://www.telnic.org), the
registry operator for the new .tel top level domain, today announced the
opening of the Telnic Accredited Technology Partner programme for
organizations looking to integrate their technology products and services with
.tel. This free and optional programme is available to all organizations
wishing to seamlessly integrate their offerings with the .tel service.
    "We've seen a huge response from organizations of all types about the
.tel," said Henri Asseily, CTO and Chief Strategist for Telnic Limited, "We're
now creating a formal program that will enable technology and web services
providers of all types to work with us to make sure that they can integrate
with the .tel platform seamlessly."
    The .tel domain provides individuals and businesses with a communications
'hub' which enables them to store all types of contact information and publish
it to any device connected to the internet. As a platform entirely under the
user's control, this enables them to:

    
    -   Transition between communications channels and technologies easily
        dependent on how new technologies and channels develop

    -   Adopt and replace existing communications channels such as landline
        numbers with voice over IP (VoIP) numbers easily, transitioning to
        lower-cost solutions

    -   Adopt new customer relationship management (CRM) technologies that
        enable them to enhance their customer experience

    -   Use the .tel domain as a shield to protect private contact
        information, thus making it their single point of contact in third
        party services like social and business networks

    -   Manage in a neutral space subscriptions to other web services,
        allowing their APIs to talk under their control within their .tel
        environment
    

    An organization gaining Telnic Accredited Technology Partner status will
have worked with Telnic to test, document, integrate and accredit its
technology solution to work with the .tel top level domain (TLD). The specific
technology will also carry a stamp of approval from .tel.
    Accreditation includes a shared testing process in order to make sure
that the application works correctly with communications information stored
within the Domain Name System (DNS), the APIs and Web Proxy pages allowing
customers to access and interact with the .tel information, and the TelHosting
platform which enables customers to input, manage and publish information in
their .tel domain.
    Organisations currently working with Telnic who automatically become part
of this programme include:

    
    -   voipGATE - voipGATE operates locally and worldwide as one of the
        unique and leading Operators in Voice over IP by offering
        professional telecommunication services (SIP Trunk) with added value
        services like Online Communication Management, Softphone, Webphone,
        Click2Call, Callback, and local Phone Numbers

    -   Digitrad - Digitrad offers interactive voice services administrated
        from the web. Stand4u interactive voice response (IVR), Visual
        Voicemail, RSS voice, Flash2call, Call standard, Call transfer,
        Hotline, Premium numbers, Conferences, Online gaming, voice guides
        and micro-payment solutions

    -   Webnames.ca - Webnames.ca is Canada's original domain registrar and a
        one-stop convenience for the online needs of individuals, small
        businesses, nonprofit organizations and corporations
    

    Jorge Marques, COO of voipGATE, comments "We are delighted to be Telnic's
Accredited Technology Partner as we believe the .tel embodies the
communication platform for the next generation. For the last months we have
closely worked with Telnic on our communication services to enhance the .tel
experience. It is key for voipGATE to be part of this new trend, and the
upcoming version of our Softphone will be the result of the .tel directory
services and functionalities integration. Ease-of-access, contact management
and call options provided by any .tel name will become instantly available to
customers in one key application, our Softphone".
    Any organization or individual developers wishing to find out more about
integrating .tel with their products and services can visit
http://dev.telnic.org. For further information or to contact Telnic about
participating in this programme, organizations can email news@telnic.org

    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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For further information: Jennifer Taylor, Account Supervisor, Edelman,
New York, Tel: (212) 819-4867, Email: jennifer.taylor@edelman.com

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