By Nathaly J. Vermette - August 20, 2009
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WHAT IS .TEL?
The “dot.tel” or “.tel” domain is relatively new general Top Level Domain (gTLD) that is administered by Telnic (http://www.telnic.com/) and it is not a regular domain. This domain does not point to a regular web page, but to a contact detail listing that is inputted by the registrant. These entries create a new virtual worldwide phone book that is updated in real time. See the Bloomberg interview where the concept is clearly explained: http://www.telnic.com/tel-bloomberg.html . (Other interviews with CNBC, CNN can be found at : http://www.telnic.com/tel-interviews.html )
The http://www.canadiantmlaw.tel/ , is just an example of how it is used on an individual or business basis.
For businesses, the possibilities are greater, and more applications will be developed. The .tel rush has only just begun, and we are at the forefront of a new communications method. Business applications will be rolling out shortly.
I attended the Dot-Tel Camp Toronto-1 Saturday, August 15th, 2009 at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and spoke about Canadian trade-mark law and domain names, and learned how this new gTLD will be used through new applications.
HOW DO I USE .TEL ?
Among the applications that I have since learned about, there are two that stand out that really illustrate the strength of the .tel domain name:
For Blackberry®: Go to http://www.hornethub.com/ or http://www.hornet.tel/ (will be in the app store hopefully in a month or 2) and download the HORNET application.
For iPhone®: Go to the application store and download SUPERBOOK
Once installed, look up CanadianTMLaw.tel . You will have all of my business contact information that can be saved directly to your contacts in your phone. Imagine how this can be useful for your contact information.
WHY .TEL ?
The strength of these applications lies in the fact that you can save the contact details directly to your phone without having to input them manually. In addition, once on the contact page, your phone can make the phone call, or open the page to send an email, or SMS immediately.
Secondly, this domain easily updates in seconds with various applications such as MyDotTel, eliminating the need to call your webmaster to make changes to your website. This is especially useful when employee directories need to be updated on a regular basis. You can simply link your web sites’ contact page to your .tel domain and keep your contact information up to date to the minute.
Thirdly, for frequent business travellers, the application can also have several profiles that can be updated instantaneously to let your customers and business partners know who and where to reach you.
Finally, for small businesses who do not want to have a webpage, this method provides them witha quick and cost effective web presence.
More applications are being developed as you read this and will roll out shortly.
I think that trademark owners and companies should register their .tel domain name in order to participate in this worldwide directory now, before someone else registers the names.
Here is a brochure that explains why businesses should sign up: http://telnic.org/brochures/top10/Top10ReasonsToBuy.pdf
I hope this is helpful. Please feel free to call me should you have any questions relating to this subject matter.
P.S.: a cute video for more personal applications (if you have a few minutes for a smile) http://telnic.com/ Enjoy !
Find me at http://www.canadiantmlaw.tel/ !
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