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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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Putting the final nail to the .TEL .COffin

When the .TEL TLD came out of the ICANN stables it was supposed to be a revolutionary new method of establishing a new identity online. Adding to the launch hoopla was the infamous Ben.tel video depicting two hormone-laden Brits fighting for the attention of an uptown blonde – all while riding an intercity train. The […]

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