Yahoo is first major tech company to try to get .tel domain name through domain arbitration.
Yahoo has filed for arbitration with National Arbitration Forum to get the domain name Yahoo.tel. Yahoo is the first major tech company to try to get its hands on a .tel domain name through arbitration. Many other tech companies, including Google, registered their .tel domain names during the so-called “sunrise period” for about $300. Arbitration will cost the company about $1,500 plus legal fees.
.Tel is a different kind of domain name designed as a business card on the web. Information is stored in the DNS, and .tel domains cannot be developed into standard web sites.
Yahoo.tel is registered to a man in Spain and includes links to his blog and an association he is president of.