.Tel Domains Make Phone Books and Paper Self-Promotion Obsolete

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Jan 26, 2009 • References: & treehugger
Move over, unwanted phone books and out-of-date business cards: There's a new way to disseminate your contact information, and it's called the .tel domain. By purchasing a .tel domain, you can create a digital version of all of the ways to contact you, accessible via an easy-to-remember Web address.

The .tel domains aren't available for average Jills and Janes yet, however. According to TreeHugger, applications are only being accepted from trademarked businesses as of right now; on February 3, advance registrations will be accepted, and on March 23, domains will be available for everyone.

What are the benefits of a .tel domain? Unlike business cards, updating information like titles, phone numbers and companies is a snap. And unlike phone books, your directory listing is easily accessible, even on the go.

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