ICANN Approves Short and Numeric-only .tel Domain Names

By Telnic Limited, PRNE
Thursday, January 27, 2011

LONDON, January 28, 2011 - Telnic Limited (telnic.tel), the registry operator for
the .tel top level domain (TLD), today announced that, following the ICANN
board meeting conducted in January 2011, ICANN has now approved the release
of both short (such as jj.tel) and numeric-only (such as 442074676450.tel or
88.tel) .tel domain names for registration.

"I would like to thank the ICANN Board and Staff for
considering our recent applications and enabling more choice for businesses
and individuals when seeking to register their .tel domains," said Khashayar
, CEO of Telnic. "In the near future, organizations with numeric-only
trademarks or with two-letter brands will be able to register their .tel
names and individuals will be able to get unique or lucky numbers as a fun
online identifier."

Details of how to register short and numeric-only .tel names
will be made available in due course. One-character ASCII (such as x.tel),
single-digit (such as 3.tel) and names that may be confused with country code
top level domains extensions (known as ccTLDs, such as .us or .uk) will not
be available for registration.

Over 300,000 .tel names have been registered to date in over
180 countries. For more information on .tel names and Telnic, please visit
telnic.org or find contact information at telnic.tel.

About Telnic: about.telnic.tel

Media Contact: Justin Hayward, Telnic - justin.tel

Media Contact: Justin Hayward, Telnic - justin.tel

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