Archive for July, 2009

vancouverYMCA.tel

One Vancouver .TEL of the day is VancouverYMCA.tel

The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is a charitable association dedicated to the development of people in spirit, mind and body as well as the improvement of local, national and international communities.

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.TEL Billboards at EasyPark Parkades Mark Launch of the One Vancouver Initiative

Vancouver, BC, July 30, 2009 – Webnames.ca is pleased to announce the launch of the One Vancouver Initiative which will use the recently launched .TEL technology to connect local businesses, professionals and the growing social media community.

If you use any of the EasyPark parkades in downtown Vancouver, you’ve probably noticed the prominently displayed .TEL billboards strategically placed at entrances and exits.

One Vancouver What's Your .TEL? Billboard
High Res Billboard Image 1 (2003×877)

The billboards are just one of several awareness raising initiatives that will be seen and heard locally over the next six months. “Our goal is to create 25,000 active .TEL users in Greater Vancouver by the end of the year and for Vancouver to be known as the city with the best connected people” explains Webnames.ca President Stephen Smith.

“.TEL makes it easier to connect with people, to instantly access complete and up-to-date contact information and to ultimately form lasting relationships. We believe that improved communication is a critical factor in everything from business success to personal relationships and that .TEL will play an important role in tourism, education, business and local economic development.”

You don’t need your own .TEL name to start enjoying the benefits. Any .TEL can be viewed through a browser. Those who have a smartphone are even more fortunate as they can appreciate the true power of .TEL by downloading “Hornet” the free address book developed by Webnames.ca for the Blackberry®. There is also an application for the iPhone at the iPhone App Store.

“We’re very grateful to Pictoform and to EasyPark for helping to spread the word about .TEL” says Smith. “Our hope is that rather than exchanging paper business cards, asking someone ‘What’s your .TEL?’ will soon become a common question in Vancouver.”

One Vancouver What's Your .TEL? Billboard
High Res Billboard Image 1 (2003×877)

Additional Information and Resources

More information about .TEL: http://www.webnames.ca/tel 
Follow One Vancouver on Twitter: http://twitter.com/OneVancouver 
Download Hornet for Blackberry® Smartphones:  http://hornetHub.com or http://hornet.tel 
Download Superbook for iPhone™: http://www.telnic.org/community-applications-superbook.html

 

About .TEL

A .TEL name is a new way to pass personal or business contact information to someone by giving them one easy-to-remember name like Smith.tel or John.tel. .TEL allows users to securely store, update and share their contact information – email addresses, phone numbers, websites, social networks, IM handles, location records and more – under a unique name like YourName.tel. .TEL works with any device that connects to the internet.

 

About Webnames.ca
Webnames.ca Inc. is an internet solutions company with experience dating back to 1987. A spin-off from the internet pioneers who founded the .CA domain name, Webnames.ca has expertise with specialized domains such as .TEL, corporate domain name management and numerous Internet services. Webnames.ca is funding the One Vancouver Initiative and has built the Hornet Blackberry® Application for .TEL. For more information, visit www.webnames.ca.

 

Media Contact
Julianna Horvat
Marketing and Communications
Webnames.ca Inc.
604-633-3097

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callDoug.tel

One Vancouver .TEL of the day is callDoug.tel

Vancouver real estate. Regular listings of local open houses.

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rebgv.tel

One Vancouver .TEL of the day is rebgv.tel

Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver is the member organisation for REALTORS® in the Metro Vancouver area. We provide our members with the services necessary to serve the real estate needs of our community.

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boardOfTrade.tel

One Vancouver .TEL of the day is boardOfTrade.tel

The Vancouver Board of Trade mission is to work in the enlightened interest of our members to promote, enhance and facilitate the development of the region as a Pacific centre for trade, commerce and travel. The Board strives to enable and empower its members to succeed, grow and prosper in the global economy.

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Pre-Launch Update

Things continue to be very busy for the One Vancouver team but we thought it would be a good idea to take a short break and give everyone a quick update.

First of all, what’s it all about?

One Vancouver is a growing group of local partners, interested parties and enthusiasts who share a common vision of the potential of the new .TEL names. Many of us believe .TEL is one of the most important developments in the past 20 years – on a par with e-mail, the cell phone, even the World Wide Web – in terms of the impact it will have on our day to day lives.

Just as with any major innovation, change doesn’t happen over night. It starts with a few dedicated enthusiasts who continue to spread the word – and in Vancouver, we’re it! Ultimately, we hope to build a thriving community of .TEL users, but right now the name of the game is raising awareness and providing information so each person can make an informed choice about .TEL.

To that end, we’ve been busy getting the foundations of the web site ready, gathering our first Twitter followers, promoting some of the many current .tel owners in the Lower Mainland and lining up advertising, sponsorship and promotional opportunities.

It’s been a busy few months and we’re looking foward to our official launch at the start of August. In the meantime, add us to Twitter follows so we can keep you up to date – and do check in regularly as we’ll be updating the site often.

If you’re already a .TEL fan, do reach out and say hello. There are a lot of us around and we hope One Vancouver will give us a real focus for our efforts and energies.

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FionaWalsh.tel

One Vancouver .TEL of the day is http://fionaWalsh.tel

As the CEO and Founder of FM Walsh & Associates Inc., Fiona Walsh is receiving growing recognition as one of North America’s leading voices on women in the business world.

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JohnMcKenzie.tel

One Vancouver .TEL of the day is http://JohnMcKenzie.tel

As a top 2% realtor with Canada’s largest national real estate company, John McKenzie would be pleased to help you Buy or Sell property on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.

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civicPet.tel

One Vancouver .TEL of the day is http://civicPet.tel

British Columbia Pet Registry – Municipal Online Pet License For Participating Municipalities.

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drivingSchool.tel

One Vancouver .TEL of the day is http://drivingSchool.tel

Since 1955 , Valley Driving School has provided quality training to thousands of satisfied graduates. Our Government Licensed and Certified Instructors upgrade their skills through continuing Advanced Instructor Training.

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