Enables customers to initiate communication using telephony, voice over IP, instant messaging, email, SMS and other forms of Internet communication.
Telnic Limited, the UK-based operator of the .tel top-level domain, on January 29, 2007, announced that it has selected NeuStar, Inc.,
a provider of essential clearinghouse and directory services on the
Internet, to operate the domain name registry and DNS resolution
systems for .tel.
According to the release, .tel uses innovative
technology to enable businesses and individuals to safely publish and
manage their contact information in real time directly in the domain
name system. Anyone will be able to use a .tel domain name, for
example, JohnSmith.tel or CompanyName.tel to initiate communication
using telephony, voice over IP, instant messaging, email, SMS and other
new forms of Internet communication.
"We selected NeuStar
because of its reputation for operational excellence, its global reach
and its expertise in the convergence of Internet and telephony
technologies. NeuStar has a deep understanding of and broad experience
with domain name services, and the company has proven itself to be
eminently capable of scaling to the very large transaction volumes
expected in .tel," commented Khashayar Mahdavi, CEO of Telnic.
is excited to be working with Telnic to launch the new .tel domain. We
believe that .tel will help to enable new services like VoIP for
individuals and businesses that need to publish and control, in real
time, how they can be reached," said Mark Foster, CTO of NeuStar.