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The easy way to get your business online ?

Post by mikeseaton on Wed 15 May 2013, 6:47 am

I was watching TV (in the UK) last night and this very impressive ad came on for the
1 and 1 Website Builder - see http://website.1and1.co.uk

Costing "from £9.99/month" for the business version (there is also a personal version), including a domain name, this is quite affordable for a small UK business.

If I was an internet newbie I would be very tempted to take up their FREE TRIAL offer - has anyone on this forum got experience of http://website.1and1.co.uk and if so what do you think of it as a solution for small businesses ?

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Re: The easy way to get your business online ?

Post by Telnot on Wed 15 May 2013, 8:00 am

They have no chance to beat the fastest growing service for mobile websites in the world with 2 up to 30 (!) new customers every day, because as we all know from Telnames customers don’t want to display anything else than 20 contacts on their websites. All additional extras are just too overwhelming and can’t be handled by the human brain.
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Re: The easy way to get your business online ?

Post by silvano on Wed 15 May 2013, 8:08 am

Interesting.
Even in Italy 1&1 does many commercials.
Here in Italy the price is € 9.99/month. Slightly less expensive.
http://paginaweb.1and1.it/


Similar services are offered by other major registrars.

See ad example:
Godaddy http://www.godaddy.com/hosting/website-builder-new.aspx?ci=80891
Domainmonster http://www.domainmonster.com/website-builder/
And Weebly for free http://www.weebly.com/index.php?lang=en


With these templates is very easy to build a simple website in less than half an hour. And edit, update and enrich the site over time.
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Re: The easy way to get your business online ?

Post by Moonlight on Wed 15 May 2013, 8:38 am

The price is a very obvious plus for .tel in comparison.
It would be fantastic to get a full website for only $10 per year (not per month) easy to manage.
Telnic could provide this to all customers with three little steps (picture management, flexible text implementation and Telnames design for Telnic).
The effort is low, but the result would be amazing.
We only have to wait for Telnic to make the right decision.
Then the success story for .tel can start!

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Re: The easy way to get your business online ?

Post by maxi on Wed 15 May 2013, 8:48 am

mikeseaton wrote:1 and 1 Website Builder - see http://website.1and1.co.uk

... what do you think of it as a solution for small businesses?
In a biggеst Russian domainers' forum the registаr 1&1.cоm (I do not know about 1&1.cо.uk) has not a good rеputation. May be evеn the wоrst from all knоwn rеgistrars. I would havе any dеals with thеm.
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Re: The easy way to get your business online ?

Post by Tim Spears on Wed 15 May 2013, 8:52 am

Moonlight wrote:We only have to wait for Telnic to make the right decision.
We all know this won't happen. Telnic wants Telnames to become a success and doesn't support Telnic customers anymore.
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Re: The easy way to get your business online ?

Post by mikeseaton on Wed 15 May 2013, 8:56 am

The more I think about it the more obvious it becomes - Telnic/Telnames has
NO CHANCE OF COMPETING with the likes of http://website.1and1.co.uk and the many FREE or LOW COST offerings at http://www.teltalk.org/t800-a-small-collection-of-competitors-for-telnames

TEL's only chance of success in a crowded marketplace is to play to its strengths and go back to its roots (eg. YourBusiness.tel) and to offer:

1. A slick quick easy-to-generate CONTACT METHOD FOR ALL YOUR IDENTITIES, which works ON ALL INTERNET DEVICES (ie. desktop/laptop/tablet/smartphone and anything else that may come along).

2. Automatic inclusion in a real-time TEL GLOBAL DIRECTORY (updated every time the user data is updated in the DNS).

3. Other directories to automatically access the user data held in the .tel DNS whenever contact information is required by them.

4. Innovative software services to be developed (eg. Dial/Email by Name) using the .tel DNS data.

Item 1) has already been achieved - the problem is getting third parties to want to generate items 2), 3) and 4) - which is why CRITICAL MASS IS ESSENTIAL - even if it means giving away for FREE the next "N" million .tel domains registered !

Over to you Telnic/Telnames - how are you going to generate CRITICAL MASS - the present approach is leading to declining total registrations - so what's the plan going forward from here ?

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Re: The easy way to get your business online ?

Post by mikeseaton on Wed 15 May 2013, 9:59 am

mikeseaton wrote:Over to you Telnic/Telnames - how are you going to generate CRITICAL MASS - the present approach is leading to declining total registrations - so what's the plan going forward from here ?
As I always try to offer constructive suggestions to solving problems that have been identified, here's what I would do if I was running Telnic/Telnames - please feel free to adopt all the ideas listed below !

mikeseaton wrote:1. Come clean with ALL the people involved with the .tel project - software developers, domain investors, power users, normal users and Telnic subdomain .tel registrars and admit that the future of .tel lies with the Telnames single-page format.

2. Invite the Telnic .tel registrars to join the Telnames single-page format by:
- Letting them sell .tels with the Telnames format
- Telnames handling the CTH (with their excellent Control Panel) for the registrars.

3. Do a special deal (for a limited time) that enables Telnic .tel registrars to offer their existing subdomain .tel customers the chance to switch at low or no cost to the Telnames format, whilst still staying at their existing registrar.

4. Produce the promised but never delivered "Tel Global Directory".

5. Open up the Telnames API to software developers.

6. Do whatever it takes to persuade the world's largest domain registrar, GoDaddy, to sell the .tel extension.
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Re: The easy way to get your business online ?

Post by silvano on Wed 15 May 2013, 3:56 pm

Moonlight wrote:The price is a very obvious plus for .tel in comparison.
It would be fantastic to get a full website for only $10 per year (not per month) easy to manage.

Less than 10 euros per year? It can be done!

Just buying a domain (3-7 €).

Setting up a site on Weebly for free using the purchased domain.

Total annual cost: 3-7 €.

Working with templates is easy, and can be amusing. And the instructions for the setup of an own domain in Weebly are clearly explained.
http://kb.weebly.com/domain-registrar.html


Some actual prices for domains:
Domain Monster .eu at 1,99 € .com at 5,99 €
Godaddy .info at 1,99 €, .com at 6,99 €
Ovh .co.uk at 3,99 €, .org at 6,99 €
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Re: The easy way to get your business online ?

Post by maxi on Wed 15 May 2013, 5:02 pm

Moonlight wrote:The price is a very obvious plus for .tel in comparison.
It would be fantastic to get a full website for only $10 per year (not per month) easy to manage.
COM domain from Dynadot_com costs now $9.99.

At the beginnig I used hosting at natahost_ru, minimal cost of which now is from $ 5.52 (limited traffic- 500 МБ/month ) to $11.92 (unlimited traffic).

Add $2 for setting WordPress. Of course, support there is in Russian language.

So, the total price for a site with unlimited traffic: $9.99 + $11.92 + $2 = $23.91

P.S.
Some time ago Dynadot_com was offering hosting with Wordpress included for $24 /year. They called this "Rapid Blog". Total cost was $9.99 + $24 = $33.99/year with English support.

Now they offer a minimal hosting for $11.99/year - http://www.dynadot.com/web_hosting/about.html

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It is not very difficult to learn WordPress. One-two weeks is enough to learn the bacics.

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