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dot tel - a new TLD

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 14:18:25 -0500
To: www-tag@w3.org
Cc: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>, Daniel Dardailler <danield@w3.org>, Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1147807106.22658.1007.camel@dirk.w3.org>

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 

Sigh... why not tel.hertz.com?

I think the TAG was pretty clear on this before...
Introducing new TLDs has two effects.

The first effect is a little like printing more money. The value of
one's original registration drops. At the same time, the cost of
protecting one's brand goes up (from the cost of three domains to four,
five, ...).

The value of each domain name such as example.com also drops because of
brand dilution and public confusion.

<- http://www.w3.org/2004/05/14-tag-summary#tld2

I wonder if we missed a public comment period. The list
of comment forums includes both .mobi and .tel

I think we commentedon .mobi on the record, but I can't find
it in their archive. Odd.

I'm having trouble finding out exactly what decision the
15 May news item is reporting on. Thomas, Daniel, do you know?

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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