Telnic reports 200,000 registrations for .tel domain name.
Telnic, the operator of the .tel domain name, today announced that it has over 200,000 domain names registered. The company reported 100,000 .tel domains were registered a day after general registration became available in March. (Domains were available at higher prices prior to the general launch).
Some of the growth is likely coming from Telnic’s distribution agreements with directory providers in Europe and MySpace. Registration breakdowns by registrar are available through ICANN but are delayed three months, so it’s impossible to tell who the biggest .tel registrars are at this point. (MySpace and the directories are resellers, though, and probably won’t show up in Telnic’s reports.)
.Tel domain names can’t be hosted or parked. They serve like a yellow pages listing for a business or person. For an example, visit allemann.tel.