Mobile payments system coming to .tel.
.Tel registry’s regional partner TelChina has inked a strategic partnership with China Mobile to build a mobile payment solution with .tel.
It’s not entirely clear what this entails, but the first phase will enable China Mobile customers to purchase and renew their .tel names via a Mobile-Pay portal using their mobile devices. This phase will be complete in May.
Soon customers will be able to purchase .tel domains using China Mobile credits as well.
Finally, China Mobile will build a .tel-specific portal to enable people to purchase and pay for services using their .tel.
It’s the last one that’s most puzzling — but potentially most interesting.