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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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The .TEL Epitaph

As we predicted a month ago, the growth rate of  .TEL – the only TLD that apparently came out of the ICANN stables while still in beta – has remained practically zero. With 245k registrations upon the start of September, .tel is now being threatened for double numbers by a very healthy-looking .Me. The Montenegro […]

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Fed up Domainer quits day job at Geek Squad

For Timothy Frolker the dream of a lifetime was to work for the Best Buy elite team of hardware geeks – the Geek Squad. After several months on the job, it became apparent that his dream was in fact a nightmare in process. Harassed and ridiculed by colleagues, Timothy quit, but not without making a […]

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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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Did Overstock PR trigger a new Domain Record?

If you have been following the .CO registration counter as we have, you’ve seen it roll past the 100k, 200k, 300k registrations. Less than 10 days since the official rollout, the .CO marvel has surpassed that of many other TLDs from recent and not so recent past. It’s very difficult nowadays to generate so much […]

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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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The 7 Dirty Words of Domaining

There is no FCC to control what goes in and what comes out in the domain blogosphere. Unlike television, the Internet is a relatively free, open medium. The original seven words you weren’t allowed to broadcast on television, along with the background story on what caused their ban can be found in this humorous post. […]

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Telnic adds insult to injury: Launching IDN .tel domains

Once considered “the new frontier” in domain names, the dot tel TLD has shrunk in size faster than George Costanza’s wiener in that Seinfeld episode. Current data from HosterStats are rather disappointing: .tel has fallen below the 250,000 registrations mark, bringing its growth to a negative 10%. This was to be expected, after the mutilated […]

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TelNic to offer Free .tel Renewals – Master plan unveiled at Lion’s Head

In an effort to retain thousands of .tel domains that expired or will expire during the remainder of the week, TelNic – the Registry known for the biggest and most inventive TLD ever to leave the ICANN uterus – considers offering free renewals. We met the TelNic boys at their local pub, where they usually […]

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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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MasterDating – Domainer Dating Package

Stay ahead in the dating game. Find available women easier and faster. Use the MasterDating package to research and conquer women that you can flip, hold or cuddle with at night. You can even use it to start your own “Dating” service. Hi. My name is Tia Wood and like you I sleep alone in […]

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.com Voted as the Worst TLD of the Decade by Modern Domainers

You thought your .com domains were hot stuff? You’d better think again, chum. Surprisingly, an ever-expanding group of business owners are supporting a junior TLD for their online presence. What is that TLD? Citing zero development costs, no delays in updating the rich DNS layer, instant access and availability from every mobile device on the […]

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