A domain name is one of the most important assets your company can have, besides great employees and a few other things.
With a great domain name, you have what’s like the good foundation of a
house. I still see some people, business people by the way, using an
AOL, Yahoo or Gmail domain name – but it’s much more professional to
have a domain name with YOUR company’s name in it – like
www.yourcompany.com or www.smallbiztechnology.com for that matter.
There’s a new top level domain name (the part of the domain name
that is the “.com”, or “.net”) and it’s a .tel domain name. it serves
as a digital calling card for your corporate (or personal) information.
.tel is different from a regular domain name in a few ways.
According to the Telnic the
company managing the .tel domain name, when you input a traditional
domain name, such as www.dell.com, into your browser, it queries the
Domain Name System (DNS). The DNS replies with an IP Address,
126.96.36.199. Then your browser uses the IP address to locate IBM’s
When you input a .tel domain, Hertz.tel, into your web browser, it
queries the DNS. The DNS does not return an IP Address as with other
domains. Rather, it returns the contact information and keywords that
Hertz chose to store directly in the DNS. You can then click on one of
the contact details provided by Hertz (tel, email, skype, etc…) and be
Having a .tel domain name means that customers and prospective
customers going to your .tel address from their cell phones can more
easily get your contact information as the .tel information is
perfectly formatted for cell phones. Or you could setup a special .tel
domain for voting or surveys!
One registrar sells the domain for $125. This is much more expensive
than $5 or so for a .com domain name, but if the .tel domain explodes
and especially if you want a neat vanity domain name…the $125 is
worth while investment.