December 19, 2008
Intellectual Property, Internet & E-Commerce Alerts

New .tel Top-Level Domain on Sale
by Cyrus Wadia

Applications for a new top-level domain .tel are now being accepted.  The .tel domain names uniquely allow automatic storage and management of contact information (phone numbers, links, addresses, and keywords) directly in the DNS without the need to build, host or even manage a website.  Prior to the opening of registration to the general public, there is a "sunrise" period from December 3 to February 2, 2009 for registered trademark owners to register the .tel domain name that corresponds to their trademark.  The "landrush" period for the general public to register .tel domain name extensions begins on February 3, 2009 and ends on March 23, 2009.

For further information, please contact Cyrus Wadia.

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