Wednesday, May 17, 2006

A Web Address for a Phone Number? Do .Tel

Do you know what a Top Level Domain name (TLD) is? If you don't you're in good company most people use it everyday, but they might not realize that they are. TLDs are the .COM, .ORG, .NET, etc. that we use everyday when we enter a domain name.

The ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), recently approved a new TLD called .TEL. According to eWeek here is how it is suppose to work: "The idea here is to use a Web address that ends in .tel as one would use a telephone number. Steering a Web browser towards www.hertz.tel, for example, would activate an Internet phone call to someone at Hertz."

Read the article for more information.
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