[LINK] .tel domains

Kim Davies kim at cynosure.com.au
Sat May 9 03:36:21 AEST 2009

Quoting Kim Holburn on Friday May 08, 2009:
| I just discovered the ".tel" TLD.  I suppose it was launched to claw  
| back some of the social networking functionality into DNS (and ICANN).  
| You can add all your contact data in DNS records and store them in  
| DNS.  It's not clear to me who actually stores the data and how they  
| store it.  I guess further reading is warranted.  Has some interesting  
| uses in the area of disaster recovery.

It is the same technology as ENUM (i.e. NAPTR records in the DNS),
except instead of being tied to a telephone number, it is tied to a
.tel domain. Upside is no regulatory quagmire as with telephone number
assignments, downside is its another identifier to remember with a lack
of a killer app to spur adoption.


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