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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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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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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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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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.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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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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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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