The newest Tld coming to market is .tel.
Telnic Limited, the Registry Operator and Sponsoring Organization for the new sponsored top level domain .tel, today announced details for launch at the ICANN meeting in Paris.
Sunrise applications from national trademark owners will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis as of Wednesday, 3rd December 2008.
Landrush registration, open to all at premium prices, will open on 3 February 2009 and general availability from 24 March 2009. Applications in all categories will be accepted only through ICANN accredited registrars.
Launch of open registration is slated for late March 2009.
According to the registry, .tel will enables individuals and organizations to publish and control, in real time, how they can be reached. It will enable people to reach a business from any Internet enabled device (computer or mobile) simply by typing, for example, ‘AVIS.tel
To us it seems like another useless extension and cetainly seems to have to potential to confuse the general public as the what the difference between .mobi and .tel will be.