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It all looked so promising...

Post by mikeseaton on Sat 11 Jan 2014, 9:01 pm



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Re: It all looked so promising...

Post by Tim Spears on Sat 11 Jan 2014, 9:18 pm

.tel would have been a great addition for mobile phones before smartphones have been released. The release of the iPhone in 2007 destroyed the .tel idea, because since then nobody needs .tel anymore.
.tel came a few years too late and is stuck in its old technology from before the mobile internet. In addition nobody adapts the old concept to the new world.

Even Telnic has given up all support a few years ago!
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Re: It all looked so promising...

Post by FrankW. on Sat 11 Jan 2014, 9:32 pm


By contrast, with the mTLD application, little else is known about it besides the big-name backers. The original backers, Microsoft, Nokia, Vodafone, Orange, the GSM Association, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems and Samsung Electronics were joined by T-Mobile UK and Telecom Italia Mobile by the closing date.

Much competition back then, but not much interest left now.
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Re: It all looked so promising...

Post by mikeseaton on Sat 11 Jan 2014, 9:35 pm

@Tim, @Frank - you know what they say - in business as in many things in life

There is a chance — however slight — that .tel will succeed. Telnic will have to do a few things perfectly to get this to work. First, make .tel integrate into third party applications better than Plaxo, LinkedIn, Facebook, and MySpace currently do. Second, it should give away .tel domains to individuals and hope to make money on businesses instead. It must get to critical mass quickly, so that I have a reasonable belief that typing in myfriend.tel will get me what I want. Third, it needs to pray that Facebook doesn’t kill it overnight by creating some sort of online vcard.

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Re: It all looked so promising...

Post by Toptel on Sun 12 Jan 2014, 6:44 am

mikeseaton wrote:Second, it should give away .tel domains to individuals and hope to make money on businesses instead.

Telnic will never give away something for free.
The danger is too big that millions of people register a .tel!

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