Registrations from businesses and individuals worldwide had gone past 100,000 in just 36 hours after its general availability opened. Telnic Limited, the registry operator for the new communications-focused .tel top level domain (TLD) informs today (March 26). 

“The overwhelmingly-positive response from people applying for the .tel shows that this is a service that is right for the time,” said Khashayar Mahdavi, CEO of Telnic Limited. “The ability for individuals and organisations to control how people contact them through one .tel name for life has obviously struck a chord.”

In the first few hours of general availability opening (where the price for a one-year term starts from just $10 per year), around 250,000 applications were received, demonstrating huge demand, says Telnic. 

New registrations continue to flood into Telnic with more expected, as leading social network MySpace begins to sell to its customers and global communications company BT begins to sell .tel domains from May of this year, initially through BT Tradespace.

Telnic explained that MySpace’s 130 million active users, with over 20 million unique monthly users accessing the community via mobile devices, will now be able to take advantage of the .tel to better promote their MySpace page in organic search results from any device.   

Telnic also confirmed that it was accepting applications from further resellers from all over the world.


About Rakesh Raman

Have extensive editorial, content management, and integrated communications experience and have worked as a senior tech journalist, analyst, and columnist with different newspapers, magazines, and Web/online properties in India.

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