LONDON, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Technology Network (WTN - announced today that Telnic Limited (, the registry operator for the new communications-focused top level domain .tel, has been selected as a nominee for a 2009 World Technology Award in the Communications Technology category. The World Technology Awards are presented by the WTN, in association with TIME magazine, Fortune magazine, and Science magazine, amongst others.

James P. Clark, founder and Chairman of the World Technology Network, said: The World Technology Awards program is both a very inspiring way to identify and honor the most innovative people and organizations in the technology world as well as to identify those who will formally join them as part of our global community. By working to make useful connections among our members, we look forward to assisting Telnic continue to help create our collective future and change our world.

Khashayar Mahdavi, CEO of Telnic Limited said: We are delighted that we have been nominated for these awards so shortly after our public launch. Recognition from the WTN that .tel is both innovative and successful would be a fitting tribute to the work that has been invested in developing this technology over the past eight years.

This year's World Technology Awards ceremony will cap the 2009 World Technology Summit, which has as its theme How to Save the Future, taking place on the 15th and 16th of July at the TIME Conference Center in the historic TIME Life Building in New York City.

About The World Technology Network

The World Technology Network is a New York-headquartered organization that was created to encourage serendipity - happy accidents - amongst those individuals and companies deemed by their peers to be the most innovative in the science and technology world. For more information on the World Technology Network, World Technology Awards and World Technology Summit, please visit this website:

About Telnic Limited

Founded in 2000, Telnic Limited is the registry operator and sponsoring organisation for the new communications-focused top level domain .tel, which is now in general availability. Further information about Telnic and .tel can be found at and contact information can be found under

Note to Editors: For more information, please contact: Lea Jakobiak, Edelman, +44(0)2030-472158; James P. Clark, Chairman, The World Technology Network,