Telnic Limited, a UK-based operator of the .TEL top-level domain (TLD), has selected NeuStar, Inc. (NYSE:NSR) , a provider of essential clearinghouse and directory services to the global communications and Internet industry, to operate the domain name registry and DNS resolution systems for .TEL.
.TEL uses technology to enable businesses and individuals to safely publish and manage their contact information in real time directly in the domain name system (DNS). Anyone will be able to use a .TEL domain name (i.e., JohnSmith.tel or CompanyName.tel) to initiate communication using telephony, Voice over IP (VoIP), Instant Messaging, email, SMS and other new forms of Internet communication. The .TEL domain will seamlessly integrate traditional means of communications with emerging technologies, making it an essential tool for businesses and individuals worldwide.
Mark Foster, CTO of Neustar, in a press release today, said, “NeuStar 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.”