.TEL: EnCirca, a leading domain registrar, is accepting applications now at www.encirca.com/html/tel-registration.shtml.
Touted as having the “potential to become a phone book for the Internet” by The New York Times, .tel is one of the biggest innovations in domain industry.
“We are anticipating huge interest in the .tel open registration, by individuals and businesses, alike. Users can manage and list all their contact information, such as their mobile phone number, work phone number, email address, and Skype user name, from a simple dashboard in real-time,” says Thomas Barrett, President of EnCirca. “We’re excited to offer this unique product to our customers.”
Individuals and businesses interested in being included in the .tel directory do not have to maintain a website, because a .tel domain provides each user a named listing with unlimited contact information in a global directory. The directory is accessible from any device connected to the Internet, such as a cellphone. The addition of a user’s contact information requires no technical skill to set up. Additionally, the .tel domain is search engine optimized through its ability to store indexed keywords, providing additional content for branded discoverability on the web. All of this is provided without any further investment over and above the cost of purchasing the .tel domain name.
“We are urging our customers to pay attention to .tel. To secure your preferred name, you’ll need to register early. As more people use mobile devices to access the Internet, a .tel domain is going to be particularly relevant in locating contact information online,” says Barrett.