Dot .tel registrations plummet
Dot .tel – the only TLD to be launched without full DNS capabilities – has lost 34,000 registrations since March of last year.
That’s roughly a 10% loss year-to-year and the Ides of March, marking the eunuch TLD’s 3rd year since the 2009 launch, haven’t arrived yet.
The stats show a total number of 299,195 .tel domains and the number is expected to be lower by the end of April.
Despite its touting as a mobile user’s TLD, the lack of full DNS capabilities to host or monetize the domains contributed to dot .tel’s stunted growth.