Huge Demand for .tel From Registrars as 100 Sign up With Telnic

    NEW YORK, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - Today at SYSTEMS 08, Telnic Limited, the
Registry Operator for the new .tel Top Level Domain (TLD) announced that one
hundred ICANN-accredited registrars had signed an agreement to sell .tel
domain names well in advance of its launch.
    The one hundredth registrar to sign was Network Solutions, which ranks
third largest in the world with the number of domains under management. The
first registrar to sign up to distribute .tel was European domain specialist
    "The overwhelmingly positive feedback that we have received from the
registrar community about .tel has been spectacular," said Khashayar Mahdavi,
CEO of Telnic Limited. "We are delighted that .tel is having such a huge
impact well in advance of its commercial availability. It will fundamentally
change the way in which people communicate and interact."
    Mahdavi added: "What is incredibly rewarding is to see the broad
international support .tel has already achieved from countries such as The
United States, Germany, The United Kingdom, China, South Korea, Japan,
Singapore, Russia and right across Europe, but also in countries such as
Malaysia, Romania, Pakistan and Turkey. .tel truly has international appeal."
    .tel is also enticing new entrants into the ICANN-accredited registrar
community. Organisations such as Digitrad, a French communications provider
which offers interactive voice services administrated from the web, will be
providing .tel domains to customers in order to deliver integrated
communications services on the Internet.
    .tel has already been called "game-changing", "the white pages killer"
and "the Google of online address books" after Telnic publicly launched the
technology enabling the .tel service at DEMOfall in San Diego in September.
Brand owners are already processing the required documentation with Registrars
to apply for their trademarks on December 3rd 2008, which is the start of the
Sunrise period.
    A full list of the registrars that have signed an agreement with Telnic
Limited to sell the .tel is available at

For further information:

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

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