[The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has approved a new top-level domain suffixed ".tel," awarding a contract to British company, Telnic. ICANN's board made the decision last Tuesday, said Andrew Robertson, a spokesman for the organisation but it was overshadowed by ICANN's rejection at the same meeting of the .xxx domain name.
Telnic, which applied for the domain in October 2000, says it envisages creating a universal text and navigation system for contact information over the Internet. Mobile device users could communicate and access the services of organisations or individuals with .tel domain names.
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