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05|20|2009 05:31 pm EDT

.TEL passes 200,000, .me 250,000 registrations

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Up to the Minute

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May 20, 2009 @ 7:08 pm EDT

This is a great news for .tel investors and Telnic. We hope that it keep going more and more registration. There are still over 7000 available to reg.

Music Videos

May 21, 2009 @ 3:09 am EDT

Really big numbers, but I still don’t get any of those tlds for me


May 21, 2009 @ 9:37 am EDT

@Music Videos
As for .ME I really don’t understand this either but as far as .TEL goes there is definitely something very special here. The more reading people do about it the more they will understand the value. There are many misconceptions about .TEL that cause people to neglect the underlying value that makes it so powerful.

In order to understand the two main reasons that companys and people (entities) have websites really it breaks down to two reasons:

1) To display rich content to explain and sell (text, pictures, video, audio)
2) To display contact information/ports (telephone, email, facebook, hours of operation) If I’m on a mobile device which I usually am when looking for a service it takes longer to download .com’s/.net’s/.ca’s/.asia’s etc because they use hosting.

With .TEL rather than use hosting the information is rapidly downloaded from the DNS.

Financial Cost -> When you download .TEL’s you get the basic pointing information for a website. Usually info such as what telephone number, email, hours of operation etc are more than enough for 95% of the visits a person will make to a site. When the user wants more they can simply click on the website link and be directed to the approriate website.

Financially this can be huge since currently people that use cell phones and visit a regular website must first wait for the content to download (text, images etc.) then look for the contact info they are looking for. As they click from page to page data usage is increasing costing the user more money and discouraging he/she to find the contact using that method.

Usability cost -> Looking for contact information on websites can be a challenge, especially on smaller mobile screens. Sometimes the contact page has dozens of numbers. With .TEL there is one standard look and feel which was created for a purpose. Users will become very familiar with this look and feel and be able to navigate confortably through each .Tel’s (enities) directory.


May 21, 2009 @ 9:50 am EDT

Take this into consideration. .TEL is the fastest growing domain name of all time when it comes to development. Mainly because setting one up takes 20 minutes and anyone can do it. This is extremely powerful.

Do this Google search

Do a search on this .tel search engine and notice the development

.TEL is also doing very well on search engines because Google recognizes that this a technology it must partner with to drive more applicable results.

.TEL has spawned a whole new development community that is building impressive applications, software and devices based around the .tel domain name.

Everything from GPS systems to the smallest cell phone without a keyboard is being brainstromed on forums on the internet. The most impressive thing I have seen so far is the Open ID concept where a user logs into his .TEL and has open access to everything so that they don’t have to log into other systems all over the internet.

I think you will see the .TEL evolve into something much bigger than what it was created to do.


May 21, 2009 @ 1:21 pm EDT

I wouldn’t call that “development” Ron, especially since there’s limited monetization opportunity

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May 21, 2009 @ 11:50 pm EDT

But wait, I thought there was no demand for new TLDs?


May 22, 2009 @ 12:48 am EDT

There’s demand for speculation in any business I suppose. Lets wait to see what the demand is like when 450,000 renewals come due in a year. :)


May 22, 2009 @ 1:12 am EDT

By development, I am referring to them being setup and useful for anyone that uses them. No content just a link to content and a list of contact methods.

I’m not thinking short term when it comes to monetization. Back in the 90’s when I bought my .com’s people were saying the same things. They said the same when I purchased my .ca’s. I never bothered with cash parking until recently. I’m more interested in the brandable and optimization opportunities domains offer.

When I pick up my phone and say my company name into Google 411, I don’t get my company telephone number. I’m banking on the fact that by Chirstmas the .TEL directory will be enormous and have tons of directories that people will find handy. Many future phones will give you direct access to .TEL domain names possibly by the click of a button and instant voice recognition. i.e. ‘New York Pizza’ will generate

Phone systems will direct you instantly to the entity you want to talk to and the user will have whatever route they desire to access that entity. 95% of all service website hits are to get basic contact information. Why download all of the content each time when on a phone? Why not display the contact information first though a .TEL and have a link to the content instead?

Faster, cheaper and easier for users to use.


May 25, 2009 @ 12:47 pm EDT

There certainly are a lot of people advertising their .TEL domain names.

Since there are considerable savings costs on hosting, it may encourage users to renew since they are pretty much usable after 10 minutes of work on them.

Frank Michlick

May 26, 2009 @ 7:47 pm EDT

@Ron: Videos are a nice underused way to promote domains, do you have any data on the success rate? Are there traffic stats for .TEL domains now, I know they were working on those.

The first “.tel” video you link to, does not actually show a .tel domain in the video, but only in the title, which isn’t so surprising considering the username of the poster.

The ad seems to be an ad for a company selling .tel domains or almost seems affiliated with the registry.

The video appears to be from someone who wants to sell their domains, considering they use “domain name auction” as their keywords.


May 26, 2009 @ 11:04 pm EDT

The Rowdy video is tied to the website so I’m guessing it is a real company. The username shows that this guy has posted a ton of videos on different topics around .TEL however there is a real company attached to it.

The domain appears to be tied to a chinese company with the website
Nippon Origami Association, whatever that is. I don’t see it selling .tel domain names or see any affiliation by visiting the .tel name.

The city taxi .tel domain names appear to be all operational as I have the .TEL application downloaded on my phone and used it today. Visiting the the .tel’s show content even here in Canada. I tested some other areas in North America and found the same. As far as traffic goes, I have no idea but I can tell you now that I have it in my phone it may be the fastest way for me to get a taxi. I have no idea if they are on the auction block.

I would like to see Moniker put a high quality .tel such as up for auction.

Frank Michlick

May 29, 2009 @ 7:09 am EDT

@Ron thanks for the response and thoughts.

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