Safenames Registers First ENUM in the UK (+44) Name Space

By Prne, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, March 25, 2009

MILTON KEYNES, England - Safenames announces that it has become the to first company to be
accredited by the United Kingdom ENUM Consortium ( UKEC) to be validation
agent for UK (+44) ENUM . Using ENUM will greatly lower telecommunication
expenses and is expected to quickly revolutionize the way that we

With the recent announcement by NOMINET that (+44) ENUM can now be
registered in the United Kingdom, corporate domain name registrar and Web
hosting provider Safenames has recently announced that it has become a
validation agent in addition to being a registration company for (+44) ENUMs
provisioned by the registry authority NOMINET. ENUM, the globally approved
standard protocol allows traditional telephony systems that work on a
switched network (PSTN) to connect to modern Internet Protocol based networks
is expected to minimize cost telecommunications costs for companies and
revolutionize they way that we communicate. ENUM transforms a telephone
number into a domain name which allows the number to be entered into the root
zone file of the authoritative registry database.

By using ENUM, two distinct Voice-Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) networks
can connect directly with each other without ever having to pass through a
PSTN network essentially eliminating the cost of making the actual call.
Phone numbers that are registered and use ENUM can use a universal identifier
or single number, commonly called “Find me, Follow Me” number that will allow
them to configure how they receive communications based on specific criteria
their physical location or time of day via intelligent routing technology
using DNS.

“We are very excited to be selected as the first validation agent for
(+44) ENUM and to be one of the first ENUM registrars. Registering and
validating ENUMs is a natural match for our company and the services that we
have provide to global companies for over ten years. While we envision the
initial use of ENUM to be linking VOIP phone systems, but we believe that
there are a plethora of both business and personal applications that will
evolve from the use of ENUM.”, said Jon Stock, director of Technology
Services at Safenames.

An ENUM is registered in a similar way to traditional domains names,
however, unlike domain names only the actual owner of a particular phone
number can register the ENUM for that number. This phone number validation is
performed by Safenames prior to the complete of an ENUM registration. This
eliminates the problem with cyber-squatters and individuals who register
someone else’s trademarks that commonly occur in the gTLD and ccTLD name

Safenames Ltd

Safenames is a leading global domain name registration company that
specializes in corporate domain portfolio management and online trademark
infringement protection services. Safenames is also an accredited registrar
for (+44) ENUM in the UK, (+49) ENUM in Germany. The company is headquartered
in Milton Keynes, England with regional offices in Vienna, Virginia, and
Sydney, Australia. Safenames is a privately held company founded in 1997 and
received ICANN accreditation in 2002.

For more information on ENUM, corporate domain registration, online brand
protection or Web hosting visit Safenames at

Or contact

Maddasar Azim
Corporate Services
Safenames Ltd
Tel: +44(0)1908-200022

Source: Safenames Ltd

Contact: Maddasar Azim, Corporate Services, Safenames Ltd, Tel: +44(0)1908-200022, Email: maddasar.azim at

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