New Domains

There’s a whole new breed of domain extensions and it’s hard to tell which ones will be the most popular. There are a few that may always stand above the rest (.com, .net, .org, .gov, .edu) You can get more information on domain names here.

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800 Numbers More Often Preferred Over Local Numbers

The popularity of 1-800 numbers is surpassing that of local phone numbers at rates exceeding industry expectations.

Toll free service has increased at such a fast pace that the supply of available 1-800 numbers is at an all-time low. According to the Federal Communications Commission 1-800, 888, 877 and 866 numbers are increasingly popular for businesses and for personal use. With no plans for the addition of new numbers, the existing supply is quickly depleting.

Read more here.

844 Toll Free Inquiries

On the heels of the release of 855 toll free phone numbers, we are already fielding a stream of inquiries about the pending release of 844 area code numbers. While we do not expect the 844 release immediately, the demand for toll free is so high that we can fully expect the new 844 numbers to be released to ease the burden for businesses looking to get a creative new toll free number.

Can Anyone Use a Toll Free

Many people wonder who can use a toll free. Does it have to be a business or can anyone use a toll free?

Get more info on personal use toll frees here.

A Reminder About Triggerfish

Courts in recent years have been raising the evidentiary bar law enforcement agents must meet in order to obtain historical cell phone records that reveal information about a target’s location. But documents obtained by civil liberties groups under a Freedom of Information Act request suggest that “triggerfish” technology can be used to pinpoint cell phones without involving cell phone providers at all.

Read more here.

Toll Free To Contact Red Cross To Volunteer

The American Red Cross needs volunteers to make a difference with Service to Armed Forces Emergency Messaging.
This is something someone can do from their home using their computer and telephone. Volunteers sign up specifically for time slots that they are available. There is online training that will take three hours and an online mentoring method if you have any questions.

Call 1-800-REDCROSS for more information.

T.A.C. Believes Toll Free Database Must Be Reinforced

During a recent discussion with members of the Tollfree Advisory Committee, it was agreed that if the database of toll free numbers isn’t beefed up soon, the finite supply of toll free numbers could run out. Last year, a plea for the deactivation of unused 800 numbers resulted in a temporary surge of numbers returned to the main database. But despite these mass replacements, the supply of available toll free numbers continues to dwindle as thousands of subscribers register for a toll free number each day. It’s time for some action.