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Seriously? I think ICANN needs replacing. This is not what domain names should be used for. If we really wanted an internet telephone directory, whats wrong with adapting the whois system for that? it already has technical contacts for almost every website. Bawolff 05:22, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
After reading the wikipedia article (that has actual technical details), this is less of a stupid idea. [not necessarily sure if its a good idea, but not a bad idea]. Bawolff 06:07, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Google result brings up weird one[edit]

This article says that you have to have a trademark, to register one of these before the March public opening. Yet there's a david.tel, registered to "David Taylor, Partner, IPMT, Lovells LLP". I doubt he owns a trademark on his name. Is this registration following the rules? -- Zanimum (talk) 00:17, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

Same for henri.tel, micha.tel, carsten.tel, rob.tel, gareth, ben, nadya, fiona, zoe, lars, pierre, stella... -- Zanimum (talk) 00:20, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
http://david.tel - hmm maybe they were involved with the company associated with this. otherwise it doesn't really make sense. (also how do they deal with more than one person named david in the world?). Bawolff 06:12, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
Appears to be big lawyer at ICANN - http://www.icannwiki.org/David_Taylor

david.tel brings up the details of a software engineer at telnic, david jones. Who does this belong to? David Taylor or David Jones? Something stinks about this transaction. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.211.77.212 (talk) 10:06, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

If I can clarify a few points - I am a representative of Telnic Limited, the registry operator.

Initially, we set up domain names prior to the system going live to demonstrate the use of the .tel - David Taylor from Lovells was one of our beta testers prior to launching the VIP.tel beta programme, in order to help us test this. David Taylor used the account temporarily. It was then taken back prior to the end of our Sunrise period. Prior to the start of Landrush, David Jones joined Telnic. As the Registry Operator, Telnic has the right to reserve domain names for conducting business. This includes the names listed above - all are employees or business associates of Telnic. All other names were released to market under a first come, first served process and all at the same price, meaning Telnic has not withheld any premium names from the market.

I hope this clarifies things.

Justin Hayward, Communications Director, Telnic Limited - justin.tel —Preceding unsigned comment added by Justinhayward (talkcontribs) 13:44, 26 March 2009 (UTC)