World's Best-Loved Reality Shows Place Their Vote for .tel Domains

    NEW YORK, Jan. 19 /CNW/ - Telnic Limited (, the
registry operator for the new .tel top level domain (TLD), today announced
that audiences of some of the best-watched reality television broadcast
programs in the world will soon be able to vote for their favorite
participants more easily.
    American Idol, the X Factor, Britain's Got Talent, Australian Idol, Pop
Idol and Star Academy and many others have registered their .tel domains. This
will enable them to provide a simple branded voting platform - like - for people to vote for their preferred candidates on any
device connected to the internet.
    "Now reality television shows can direct people to all the ways they can
vote using just their brand instead of having to memorize numerous numbers for
all of the participants," said Khashayar Mahdavi, CEO of Telnic. "The .tel
delivers a really simple solution, whether people are watching on the
television, on the web or on mobile TV."
    Other broadcast organizations and channels from the British Broadcasting
Corporation (BBC), BSkyB, Virgin Media and ITV through to Fox, CBS, Discovery,
HBO, MTV, Canal+ and the Movie Channel have also registered their .tel
    More information about the .tel can be found at and
an example of how a competition can be run on the .tel can be found at Anyone can purchase an available .tel domain name from
Tuesday 3rd February 2009 from ICANN-accredited Registrars, which can be found

    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 .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: Contact: Jennifer Taylor, Account Supervisor,
Edelman, New York, Tel: (212) 819-4867, Email:

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