Hallowed Halls of Learning Secure .tel Domains

    NEW YORK, Jan. 23 /CNW/ - Telnic Limited (http://www.telnic.org), the
registry operator for the new .tel top level domain (TLD), today announced
that universities on both sides of the Atlantic are registering their .tel
    The Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford in the
United Kingdom were successful in securing OXFORD.TEL as well as
UNIVERSITYOFOXFORD.TEL, whilst the President and Fellows of Harvard College
were also front of the queue in securing HARVARD.TEL.
    "We're pleased to see that places of learning and academia have grasped
the opportunity for .tel domains for managing communications," said Khashayar
Mahdavi, CEO of Telnic. ".tel provides the perfect single point for students
to access the various faculties, departments and divisions simply by typing in
Oxford.tel or Harvard.tel into any device connected to the internet."
    The Sunrise period for trademark owners to apply to protect their brands
and intellectual property ends on February 2nd 2009, after which time
Landrush, the period where anyone can apply for any available .tel domain will
open on Tuesday 3rd February 2009. Schools, colleges and Universities without
trademarks will be able to purchase their .tel domains.
    For more information about where to purchase a .tel domain, please visit

    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 was launched to trademark holders on December 3,
2008 and will be launched to everyone else on February 3, 2009.

For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Jennifer Taylor, Account
Supervisor, Edelman, New York, Tel: (212) 819-4867, Email:

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