(Gawkwire.com) Leading domain name registration provider Network Solutions® announces the beginning of the Landrush period for the new .tel top level domain extension. Open to everyone, from businesses to individuals, the Landrush phase begins at 10am Eastern Time on February 3, 2009, and runs until March 23, 2009. The retail price for a landrush .tel domain name is $375 for three years.
A brand new domain name extension that has just completed its sunrise period, .tel provides businesses or individuals with the ability to manage important contact information directly online. Every .tel domain name purchased from Network Solutions comes with a management console that allows the domain registrant to store, manage and publish phone numbers, e-mail addresses, Web links, location records and keywords, as well as other information relevant to their business or personal life. Easily managed, convenient listing options allow the domain owners to display their information as they see fit, and allow the people they want to be able to access private information through a privacy and ‘friending’ system.
"There are many reasons to register a .tel domain name," said Sean Kaine, Network Solutions’ director of Product Management. "The Telpages.com global online directory may be the best–it’s a great way to get your business found online while adding links that can help your search engine rankings."
In addition to these benefits, each .tel listing will be included in the Telpages.com global directory, a new resource customers can use to search by name or keywords to locate a business they are looking for.
"By creating what can be thought of as an interactive online business card, .tel allows domain owners to expand their ability to communicate with and be reached by customers from any device connected to the Internet quickly, simply and at very low cost," added Justin Hayward, communications director at Telnic Limited, the registry for .tel. "The .tel domain is especially beneficial with more users connecting to the internet via mobile devices like Blackberry® and Smartphones."
For more information on the .tel landrush period, visit Network Solutions.