There are dozens of different ways to contact someone today. Between social networks, phones, addresses and websites, it’s hard to know which is the right way to reach out. And if you can’t get ahold of someone on one channel, will you know how to find them on an alternative? Fortunately, there’s .tel, the domain that puts your contact information front and center.
As of March 13, 2017, owners of a .tel domain can now use any kind of hosting, opening up the possibilities for creative ideas. Today it’s an anything-you-want-it-to-be domain, just like .com, but focused on contact information.
Originally, dot tel domains were designed to instantly identify your website as a place to find all the ways to connect with a person or organization. Any website registered with .tel was hosted by Telnic on their TelHosting platform. Typically, these one-page websites would contain:
- Phone number (work and/or personal)
- Website address
- Email address
- Facebook link
- Twitter link
- Linked In link
- Professional profile links
- Home address
- Work address
Today, a .tel domain tells the world all the same things, except now it’s in any format you like, using any host you want.