New domain to be web’s phone book

December 8, 2008

Companies are now able to purchase domains atop the .tel Top Level Domain, which it’s hoped will become the new “online telephone directory”.

Called .tel, the domain is intended to act as a universal contact point rather than as a hook on which to hang websites.

Owners of .tel domains will be encouraged to populate it with details about how they can be contacted.

Read the full article from the BBC.