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Re: dot tel - a new TLD

From: Bill de hÓra <dehora@eircom.net>
Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 21:17:09 +0100
Message-ID: <44776245.30606@eircom.net>
To: www-tag@w3.org

Jon Hanna wrote:
> Dan Connolly wrote:
>> [[
>> 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.
>> ]]
>>  -- A Web Address for a Phone Number? Do .Tel
>> By Ben Charny
>> May 15, 2006 http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1962924,00.asp
>> Sigh... why not tel.hertz.com?
> Why not a tel: URI that already works?
> I've been reading comedy sci-fi novels, and yet this is still the 
> silliest idea I've heard all week.

You nailed it. I would have thought switching to voice was a scheme 
protocol matter a la https:.

Maybe we'll all look back some day and realise TLDs were a mistake.

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