CONTACTING SANTA JUST GOT EASIER WITH SANTA.TEL

In the spirit of the season, Webnames.ca giving away 100 .TEL names to Canadian charities

Vancouver, BC, December 18, 2008 – Santa.tel has been set up in time for Christmas according to Canada’s top registrar, Webnames.ca. And in the spirit of the holiday season, Webnames.ca will be giving away 100 free .TEL names to Canadian charities to help them stay connected with those that matter the most – the people they help and the people who support them through donations or volunteering.
“In an age where there are more ways to communicate than ever before, .TEL is a welcome new technology which promises to simplify the way people, keep in touch, says Stephen Smith, CEO at Webnames.ca. “Because .TEL has so much potential to radically change the way people and businesses connect, we felt it imperative to help charities take advantage of this exciting new technology.”

Santa.tel is a fun way to showcase how .TEL can have very practical utility. With the advent of .TEL, Santa would know exactly how to find every good little boy and girl, even if they move and without ever updating his list. And by having his own .TEL, it will be a lot easier for children and their parents to get in touch and interact with Santa across all his multiple contact points, blogs, websites, and social networks. To view Santa.tel, simply type it into your browser window on your computer or mobile device.  You can click a link to write a letter to Santa, track him with NORAD and find out his various nicknames around the world with the multi-lingual keyword capability.

Similarly, the BC Cancer Foundation is excited about the potential of .TEL to help them focus on what matters most – supporting research and enhancements to care at the BC Cancer Agency. According to Nick Locke, senior vice-president, development, BC Cancer Foundation, “The BC Cancer Foundation has a multitude of contact points, including through our new event the Ride to Conquer Cancer.  .TEL will make the BC Cancer Foundation more accessible to the countless donors who support our fundraising, which supports the BC Cancer Agency throughout B.C. If donors also register their .TEL, it has tremendous promise to save the Foundation valuable time and resources by streamlining how we keep in touch with them, even if they move.”

The first 100 registered Canadian charities to contact Webnames.ca will be offered a pre-ordering for a .TEL. Registered Canadian charities should contact Webnames.ca at 1-866-221-7878 (1-604-633-1142) or write an email to support@webnames.ca quoting promotion “Santa-dot-tel” indicating the .TEL they wish to receive and the primary contact at the organization.

About Webnames.ca

Webnames.ca Inc. is Canada's original and most experienced domain registrar. A spin-off from the Internet pioneers who founded the .CA domain in 1987, Webnames.ca is 100 per cent Canadian owned and operated. In addition to domain registration and corporate domain name management, Webnames.ca offers a growing list of Internet services. Webnames.ca's reliability is complemented by state-of-the-art systems and online tools which help customers get the most from their Internet presence. Webnames.ca is an accredited .TEL registrar. For more information, visit www.webnames.ca.

About .TEL

.TEL is the new way to pass personal or business contact information to someone by simply giving them an easy to remember name, like yourname.tel. Companies like Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Best Buy, Future Shop, Safeway, BMW, Telus, Blackberry and Nestle have all applied for their .TEL.

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