According to a press release I got earlier this afternoon, Telnic is launching a beta of its vip.tel program. Unfortunately the press release was a bit vague on the details.
I’ve had demos of the .tel system from various members of the Telnic team and I love the idea. I really really think .tel could be huge!
The text of today’s press release is below – maybe you’ll have more success deciphering it than I did!
SAN DIEGO – DEMOfall, September 8 /PRNewswire/ — Telnic, the Registry
Operator for the .tel top level domain (TLD) today announced its vip.tel
beta program would be available shortly. Customers wishing to trial .tel in
advance of its commercial availability can apply for a personal domain name
by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
.tel enables you to store, update and publish all your contact
information, Web links and keywords directly on the Internet under your own
unique domain name without the need for Web sites. Simple, fast and
accessible from any device, .tel provides a new Internet standard to take
full control over how and where people reach you.
Henri Asseily, chief strategist and CTO at Telnic, who demonstrated the
functionality of .tel to the DEMOfall audience, said, “Previously,
companies have used the DNS to have computers talk to computers. .tel puts
the human being directly in the DNS, storing all types of contact
information in NAPTR, TXT and LOC records. .tel will drive a revolution in
communications, search and directory services.”
Chris Shipley, executive producer of DEMO, added, “Telnic is delivering
a game-changing service that puts every person in complete control of his
contact information, Internet persona and Web services. This rich, yet
elegantly simple, DNS-based publishing platform will fire up the developer