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What Are The Limitations Of The DNS?

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What Are The Limitations Of The DNS?

Post by TelBlogger on Sun 25 Aug 2013, 2:44 am

Not being a techie I am still trying to understand the DNS. Specifically if the DNS was opened up for .tel what could be done on a .tel website compared to a .com? 

Could the .tel cover a whole computer page rather than the current naked offering? 
Could all kinds of content be added? 
Could the telhosting control panel be changed to allow drag and drop of content and text style options etc?
Would the resulting website have a faster load time than a .com with the same content?

Seriously interested in an answer to these questions if there is a techie around. Thanks.
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Re: What Are The Limitations Of The DNS?

Post by Expert on Sun 25 Aug 2013, 7:52 am

TelBlogger wrote:Specifically if the DNS was opened up for .tel what could be done on a .tel website compared to a .com?
The main difference is that .tel does not accept A-records with IP addresses pointing to machines hosting websites.
Technically it would be possible, but Telnic does everything to prevent this.
Therefore everything needs to be programmed new only for .tel, but I don't see a technical limitation to do this.
The main problem is that Telnic doesn't give permission to make adjustments. So far only the Chinese registrars have tried it out.

TelBlogger wrote:Could the .tel cover a whole computer page rather than the current naked offering?
Since a redirect is prevented by Telnic, basically the data of computer page items must be stored inside of the DNS.
That makes the programming a little bit more complicated (because developers can't use known tools), but it's no problem to create all imaginable tools for a comprehensive website.
Good examples for how it could work are the Chinese .tel domains: http://www.teltalk.org/t1367-all-registered-tels-at-novaltel
But Telnames found another way: pictures, wallpapers and PDF files are stored on the servers of Telnames.com (not in the DNS).

TelBlogger wrote:Could all kinds of content be added?
Sure; two possibilities:
By framing you can add components from resources outside the DNS.
New components can be added easily in the standard template (like Telnames and 91ums.com did). It's no problem to create many more elements.

TelBlogger wrote:Could the telhosting control panel be changed to allow drag and drop of content and text style options etc?
Of course; you can drag and drop contact entries since 2009. It's no problem to include drag and drop for other elements in the same way.
And only a simple editor needs to be provided for text styling.

TelBlogger wrote:Would the resulting website have a faster load time than a .com with the same content?
From my experience I'm convinced the loading time today for .tel as we know it isn't faster in comparison with a .com.
The more elements would be added like at 91ums.com, the less differences between a .tel and a .com would exist.
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Re: What Are The Limitations Of The DNS?

Post by Toptel on Sun 25 Aug 2013, 9:16 am

In other words there are no technical restrictions, but only prohibitions by Telnic.
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Re: What Are The Limitations Of The DNS?

Post by let on Sun 25 Aug 2013, 12:15 pm

The problem is that only registrars are allowed to develop .tel.

It was discussed many times before that developers should get permission for improvements, but Telnic want to decide how .tel domains look like.
One reason could be that Telnic can prevent every competition for Telnames this way.
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Re: What Are The Limitations Of The DNS?

Post by TelBlogger on Mon 26 Aug 2013, 2:32 am

Hey thanks for the great information especially from Expert.
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Re: What Are The Limitations Of The DNS?

Post by TelBlogger on Mon 26 Aug 2013, 7:17 am

I think eventually the promoter will have to use the full potential of the DNS. 

If they made the control panel open source (subject to approval) they would end up with a very simple website builder where people can build their domains out. A pretty good Point of Difference possibly and no hosting required.

Sure you can build a website at Wordpress.com or Blogger.com but they are limited.

But how much time will pass before the promoter gives up on the failed current .tel format?

If they made the changes suddenly all one word domains would have a value (being a gTLD extension).
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Re: What Are The Limitations Of The DNS?

Post by Toptel on Mon 26 Aug 2013, 7:46 am

TelBlogger wrote:If they made the changes suddenly all one word domains would have a value (being a gTLD extension).
In that case all previous dropped (or still unregistered) one word domains would be registered (again).
But Telnic certainly don't have the benefit of .tel domain owners in mind.
Telnic have their own targets. Nobody knows what it could be. Perhaps they only want to prove that they have been right against better judgment and against all other opinions.
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Re: What Are The Limitations Of The DNS?

Post by Tim Spears on Mon 26 Aug 2013, 8:04 am

I expect the DNS will be open one day, but because of Telnic’s inflexibility it will take many years.
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Re: What Are The Limitations Of The DNS?

Post by BalSing on Sat 31 Aug 2013, 10:11 am

I am just thinking out loud here. Have been following the Tel story for some time.... and I wonder...
Is there any real benefit to Tel being resident on the DNS?  Does the average user out there, who would be the ones to buy or discard Tel, really care? It may matter to them that the DNS limits the type of 'site' that they could have. The Telnames or Telnic template can be easily replicated on any Tld ..... but without limitations.... and maybe cheaper (storage and hosting is so cheap these days).

I think that a serious rethink of strategy is in order .... maybe already happening ...

I have a thought and want to share it for what its worth....

All websites to date have been built to share infortmation with the public. However there is another business and personal function which is just as critical, and in today's world even more important, that offering up information. That is communications....

Could the world start thinking of another type of website ..... a whole new paradigm.... a site which will will be complimentary to the traditional data sites.... ie a Personal, Inter-personal, Inter- Business, Intra-Business Communications Portal, with built-in communications features, not just offering up communication info. like telephone numbers, email addresses ( as per telnic/Telnames).
Making communications between entities, easy, easily managed, enhanced, streamlined, measured,  etc. etc.
This type of service, internet based would shake up the business world.

Of course this site will not or can not be based on DNS only (can it?) 
It would mean removing the shackles from Tel.

Tel is the ideal name for such sites...  (I mean other than the name... what does Tel really have going for it?)

Maybe two or three communications gurus on contract for one year .... maybe talking to Ican to see how the chains can be broken, whatever ...   
I feel it is a dammed good idea although I am still in sleepy mode on a saturday morning.....

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