.TEL Domain Names
Why should I register a .TEL domain name?
As we are all experiencing, the world is continuing to be linked more and more to the Internet. This trend will continue to grow in the future. Although no one can tell for sure what tomorrow brings, there are several things we can say for sure. The number of people with Internet access will grow, as will the number of devices with Internet access, and the continued growth of cell phone users. It is these sorts of trends that the .TEL domain has taken into account.
The .TEL TLD is different from all other TLDs previous. This is not another .COM, .NET, .ORG, or ccTLD. DotTEL is not about website content; it is about allowing individuals and businesses to store their information in DNS without having to build, host, or maintain a website. This is the mother of all phone books. Your .TEL will function as an all-encompassing contact point for your life. Here are just a few ideas of what this can include:
- contact info - mobile, landline, VoIP, instant messaging
- content links - websites, blogs, social networks
- identities - gaming platforms, social networks
- geolocation - maps for work, home, favorite restaurant
- indexable text - general information, keywords
What about hosting a .TEL?
The .TEL domain is different from all other domain names. Because they are meant to be a sort of yellow pages, you will not be able to develop a normal web page. All .TEL pages must be hosted through TelNic and located upon their name servers. If you have an account with another web host, you will not be able to add your .TEL domain to that account. To get a better idea of what a .TEL page looks like, and what information you will be able to include in it, check out justin.TEL.
Are there any restrictions for registering a .TEL?
No. The .TEL domain is open to anyone, similar to .com, .org, or .net.