I have heard a fair bit about the .tel “revolution” of late. So much so, that I bought andrewkelsall.tel before some cyber-squatter or other Andrew Kelsall decided to buy it.
I’m not too concerned about anyone buying the .eu, .me or .whatever version of my domain name (I have the .co.uk, though), but .tel’s are meant to be the next big thing, so I though I’d cover my bases and buy this one. I first heard about them in the tabloid press, so I looked into it and supposedly, .tel domains are meant to be some world-wide telephone directory.
The whole point of them is, as I have gathered, you simply update your contact information so that if you give someone your .tel address ― they can always contact you by looking up your details. What you want kept private or public is up to you, the account holder.
Basically, I have only just set mine up with limited details to see what it’s all about. You can check it out at andrewkelsall.tel and look at the simple purple interface that everyone else on .tel has to give a unified image.
To find out more on .tel domains, you can visit Telnic, the organization behind them.
Have you got yourself a .tel address? Do you think this world-wide directory will take off? Do you think it’s just a waste of time?