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Shock and awe: Dot .Tel lost 12% of its registrations in 2014

Dot .Tel, the TLD devised to confuse developers and investors alike, as one cannot do much with it, is shrinking in numbers. In March 2012 there were just under 300k dot .Tel domains registered, despite a jump from 243,000 domains in August 2010. Apparently, registrar promotions and the opening of all-digit .tel domains didn’t help […]

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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 […]

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Final trick: .TEL releases short and numeric domains

The dot tel Registry is about to release its stash of 2-character .tel domains, in a landrush scheme that will be quite hefty. On top of that, it appears that the castrated TLD – .tel domains can’t be parked or developed – has managed to change its ICANN agreement and is also releasing all numeric […]

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Osama bin Laden’s owned domains in danger of expiration

It’s “Mission accomplished” for the 9 year quest to find and take down Osama bin Laden, but the ever-elusive 6ft 4″ former leader of Al Qaeda might have caused some domain registrars trouble as well. In the 10 or so hard drives confiscated by the elite Navy Seals team that attacked the Osama bin Laden […]

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Dot .tel market in panic – Dynadot offers 50% discount

It’s just like any liquidation sale – only this is not about a shoe store, it’s the .tel prices getting slashed. Sort of. Hit by numerous reviews disclosing the lack of usability on the world wide web, the TelNIC product known as “dot tel” is suffering a major drop in domain registrations. Despite its introduction […]

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Ten Reasons why .tel is the next .com

There are so many reasons why .tel – which was launched by the TelNIC registry a year ago – is the next .com and we had a hard time to trim them down to ten. Ummm… It’s different You can have your own .tel Cool purple logo! TelNIC says it’s great It’s shorter than .mobi […]

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McAfee Names the World’s Least Dangerous Domain!

Get this: McAfee, one of the largest manufacturers of antivirus software, just named TelNIC’s .tel extension the least risky domain to visit in the world. CNet reports that McAfee claims that 0% of all sites using the TelNIC’s extension pose a security risk. The firm said that since .tel is not a typo for anything […]

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Rick Latona says: Starting at next TRAFFIC ‘face blurring’ policy will be enforced for all photos

After an incident involving a young, buxom domainer whose husband recognized her in photos from the TRAFFIC, New York conference – all while she proclaimed she had been at her mother’s in New Jersey, at the time – a new set of photography technology will be implemented. Starting in TRAFFIC 2010 – the big domain […]

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DNJournal closes down – Ron Jackson retires a millionaire

Tampa Bay – The Associated Press It’s been a great seven years for top domainer publication, DNJournal, which ceases its online presence with a farewell from Ron Jackson and his crew. Month after month and domainer event after domainer event, Ron Jackon – chief editor, president and skilled photographer – has been providing the ever-expanding […]

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Will .ocean Make a Splash? Sunrise Period Begins Friday.

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, (ICANN), has agreed to expand the ending words for websites to cover individuals and businesses that reside on water. Sunrise Period begins Friday, October 2nd. “Our goal is to cover people who live in boats and floating restaurants.” As reported on their website. “This provides opportunity to further […]

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Half-crazy domainer launches world’s first domain time machine

Meet Frank Lickings, a 5 foot 3″ unassuming guy from Cromwell, Pennsylvania. Frank spent the better half of his 20’s registering useless domain names, such as DeepSpace10.com, FranksFamousFriends.net and other such “gems”. His biggest achievement has been the registration of DomainersClubs.tel Frank’s dad passed away in the 1970’s after a failed experiment with radioactive plutonium […]

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Domain thief arrested after pushing .tel domains

Belfast, Ireland – TPS News Police have arrested notorious domain thief Patrick Daniel O’Hullahan, also known as “The TLDster” in a raid of a local pub in east Belfast. The domain thief is being held on a number of charges, including possession of stolen domain names, extortion and public exhibition. “We were on this lad […]

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