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Safenames is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the new .tel domain name extension.

The .tel extension is more than a top level domain – it’s an Internet Service powered by a top level domain. This service allows individuals and businesses alike to store and manage all their contact information and keywords directly in the DNS, without the need to build, host or manage a website.

The .tel allows one to store, update and publish all contact information, web links and keywords directly on the internet under a own unique domain name. Simple, fast and accessible from any device, .tel provides a new internet standard to take full control over how, and where, people reach you.

The sunrise period for .tel will run from the 3rd December 2008 to the 2nd February 2009. During this period, owners and licensees of corresponding trademarks registered with national effect may apply. (Trademarks must have been applied for prior to 30th May 2008 and registered prior to 3rd December 2008). Fees during this period will be $399 for an initial three year registration period and $15 per year for every subsequent year.

The landrush period will commence on 3rd February, during which registration is open to everyone. The minimum registration period during landrush is 3 years. Fees during this period will be $325 for an initial three year registration period and $15 per year for every subsequent year.

Open registration will begin on 24th March 2009. Applications will be treated on a first-come first-served basis. Fees during this period will be $15 per year.

For more information on fees or to pre-order your .tel domain name, visit Safenames .tel Fees & Regulations page, contact customer services on +44 1908 200022, or e-mail



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