LONDON, January 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Telnic Limited (, the registry operator for the new .tel top level domain (TLD), today announced that universities on both sides of the Atlantic are registering their .tel domains.

The Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom were successful in securing OXFORD.TEL as well as UNIVERSITYOFOXFORD.TEL, whilst the President and Fellows of Harvard College were also front of the queue in securing HARVARD.TEL.

We're pleased to see that places of learning and academia have grasped the opportunity for .tel domains for managing communications, said Khashayar Mahdavi, CEO of Telnic. .tel provides the perfect single point for students to access the various faculties, departments and divisions simply by typing in or into any device connected to the internet.

The Sunrise period for trademark owners to apply to protect their brands and intellectual property ends on February 2nd 2009, after which time Landrush, the period where anyone can apply for any available .tel domain will open on Tuesday 3rd February 2009. Schools, colleges and Universities without trademarks will be able to purchase their .tel domains.

For more information about where to purchase a .tel domain, please visit

About Telnic Limited

Founded in 2000, Telnic Limited is the UK-based Registry Operator and Sponsoring Organization for the new .tel sponsored top level domain (sTLD). For more information regarding the .tel domain or Telnic Limited, please visit .tel was launched to trademark holders on December 3, 2008 and will be launched to everyone else on February 3, 2009.

Beth Moore, Account Executive, Edelman London, Tel: +44 (0)20-30-472068, Email: