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Post by Telnic on Thu 01 Jan 2015, 12:45 pm

Mark Kolb (Kprobe)06-01-2011 08:58 PM

Egypt YP and .Tel
Egypt Yellow Pages Becomes Exclusive .tel Reseller In Egypt


Cees06-02-2011 07:42 AM

Good stuff Telnic, great to see some traction in Egypt, they took to Twitter and Facebook like ducks to water hope they'll do the same with .tel.

telrific06-02-2011 01:51 PM

Great to see Mark, thanks for the post !

I just posted registration numbers showing a slight drop below 300,000 overall.

Prior to the Launch of 2-character and Numeric-only I did an analysis for some concerned
domain name owners on .tel and assured them of .tel's long term value.

Your post is a PERFECT example of what I surmised is the value.

I will post the LONG review below.

telrific06-02-2011 01:53 PM

Part 1
.TEL (Major Component ‘A’)

According to IANA, Telnic Ltd.’s gTLD is described as follows:

.TEL Sponsored Reserved for businesses and individuals to publish their contact data.

Examples of second level .tel domain registrations:

Business example: CitywidePlumbing.tel (Telephone, Website Address, Location, Keywords, Etc.)

Individual example: KateSmith.tel (Telephone, Website Address, Location, Keywords, Etc.)

Additionally, directories are encouraged:

‘Brick and Mortar’ example: NewYorkHotels.tel (Directory of geo-sensitive retailers with contact information)

‘Virtual’ example: OnlineShoes.tel (Directory of online shoe retailers with contact information)

Component ‘A’ Summary: ().TEL is a single address for the consolidation of contact information.

TelPages (Major Component ‘B’)

According to the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), Telnic Ltd’s ‘Telpages’ is described as:

“… providing an on-line directory information service featuring information regarding .tel domain names.”

Telpages Global Directory: www.TelPages.com

Component Summary: TelPages.com is a single address for the lookup of .tel domain names.

‘Major Components’ Conclusion

The goal is clear: Widespread use of the .tel domain name according to its intended purpose(s), and an exclusive global TelPages directory serving the purpose(s) of .tel domain name consolidation and .tel information lookup. 

(The general concept is not new of course, the most obvious recognition being the TelPages directory and the .tel extension name choices. These directly relate to the idea of a Telephone Directory and its subsequent listings.) * 

The significant advantage of a .tel is as a technologically advanced, registrant-owned and registrant-controlled listing. The significant advantages of TelPages directory is its technologically advanced, global, .tel-exclusive results and consolidated content.

telrific06-02-2011 01:55 PM

Part 2
.TEL and TelPages Means Change


change - to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if it were left unaffected.

Telnic is clearly inviting and advocating for change. The change and the reasons for change are fantastic.
Change by its very nature, however, means moving forward from the present, a present with great history.

* From the ‘major components’ conclusion above:

“The general concept is not new of course, the most obvious recognition being the TelPages directory and the .tel extension name choices. These directly relate to the idea of a Telephone Directory and Telephone listings.”

Moving forward may then be best accomplished by taking a good look at the past, and then the present.

The Past

The Telephone Directory and Listings

The first telephone directory, consisting of a single page, was issued on February 21, 1878. It covered 50 subscribers in New Haven, Connecticut in the United States. The Reuben H. Donnelly company asserts that it published the first classified directory, or yellow pages, for Chicago, Illinois, in 1886.

The first British telephone directory was published on 15 January 1880 (the year after a public telephone service was introduced into the UK) by The Telephone Company. It contained 248 names and addresses of individuals and businesses in London; telephone numbers were not used at the time as subscribers were asked for by name at the exchange. The directory is preserved as part of the British phone book collection by BT Archives.

Telephone Directory Types

A telephone directory may also be called a phone book or may be known by the color of the paper it is printed on.

- White pages generally indicates personal and/or alphabetic listings.
- Yellow pages, golden pages, A2Z, or classified directory is usually a business directory, where businesses are listed alphabetically within each of many classifications (e.g., "plumbers"), almost always with paid advertising.
- Gray pages, sometimes called a "reverse telephone directory", allowing subscriber details to be found for a given number. Not available in all jurisdictions for reasons of privacy.
- Other colors may have other meanings, depending on a country's customs. Information on government agencies is often printed on blue or green pages.

The Present

The original concepts are alive and well today, as the past remains basically unchanged for over 100 years.

- For each unique entity or device, a location (often identified via an address) is required to make contact.
- For unknown addresses, an address directory is necessary for lookup before contact can be made.

For over a century the address for a Telephone is the Telephone Number and/or Registrant Name, and for over a century the Telephone Directory has provided those lost with the direction that they require locating an address.

In addition to the Telephone and Telephone Directory we have additional devices today, such as the computer.

“The Telephone Directory is Dead, Long Live The Telephone Directory”

The computer and the domain name/ip addressing system, along with the search engine, currently provide the latest in electronic device addressing and address directory technologies. Although the concepts are identical to the telephone, newer technologies provide us with the ability to far surpass voice alone. This is a both a great benefit, and a great detriment.** One might even say that the need for a Telephone Directory is dead - even if it is an electronic (online) directory, while others say the need for a Telephone Directory will last forever.

telrific06-02-2011 01:57 PM

Part 3
The Future – The Chicken or the Egg ?

** “Although the concepts are identical to the telephone, newer technology provides us with the ability to far surpass voice alone. This is both a great benefit, and a great detriment.”

With more features, we get more size. For example, video data is significantly larger than voice data, and voice data is significantly larger than text data. This means that the transmission, processing, and delivery of data are slower and more expensive to users as richer content features cause the data involved to increase in size.

“The Chicken and the Egg”:

If any user seeks to connect with another entity or device, an address is required. If the address is not immediately known, the user has two choices when performing a lookup for the address:

Choice 1 – “The Chicken”

“The Chicken” choice is to use a computer or internet enabled telephone, along with a search engine, to download and view large amounts of data that a website uses. Even if a device is capable, this is much slower and can often be a very expensive method of finding basic information.

Choice 2 – “The Egg”

“The Egg” choice is to use a computer or internet enabled telephone, along with a search engine, to download and view small amounts of data that a .tel page uses. This is faster, device-friendly, and far less expensive.

It seems quite clear that “the Egg” choice shows that Telephone Directories will live long regardless of Website Directories – “Long live .TEL and the TelPages Directory” – the address and address directory of the future.

telrific06-02-2011 02:00 PM

Part 4
So, What’s The Major Problem ?

Well, things are moving slower than anticipated, and of course we’ve heard it blamed on the features, but there’s one clear issue involved here, and Telnic’s very own words and actions give us great clues as to what that is:

March 24, 2009 – General Availability Launch

General Availability opens at 15:00 GMT on March 24, 2009. Pre-registration is happening now until March 24, 2009. The selection method is first-come, first-served. There is no validation involved. General Availability registrations will carry a one-year minimum term. Applications will only be accepted through ICANN accredited registrars. These cost $19.99 US which includes a one-year registration of the name. 

July 5, 2010 – Ian Bowen-Morris

“Telnic Limited today announced that it has hired Ian Bowen-Morris as Chief Marketing Officer. Ian is the former Head of Marketing and Senior Vice President of Yell.com, Yell's flagship UK new media division. 'We're delighted that Ian has joined Telnic at the stage when the benefits and services that a .tel can deliver to individual professionals and small businesses are really coming into their own,' said Khashayar Mahdavi, Telnic's CEO.”

April 14th, 2011 – Turkey Yellow Pages

“Telnic Limited today announced that Turkey Yellow Pages is the latest yellow pages organization to integrate the .tel service into its online advertising packages. Located in Kavacik, Istanbul and with more than 600,000 verified business listings … As the established provider of verified business listings in Turkey….”

2009 “There is no validation involved.”
2010 “Industry validation is welcomed, and the use of established and trusted parties is highly valued.”
2011 “Consumer validation is welcomed, and the use of established and trusted parties is highly valued.”

The major problem is quite simple … trust.

Fortunately, Telnic is taking the steps to gain the long-term trust of both the Industry and the Consumer. Telnic has shown a resilience and a commitment to trust that virtually guarantees its success as “the Egg” of the future !

In the meantime we should show patience and have faith in Telnic, they have shown us all that they are not Chickens !

As well, we should be sure to support the Industry that supports Telnic - Yellow Pages and the other Local Search Directory operators that are embracing .TEL around the World.

2034 …

For Telnic there is almost certain to be success for decades to come … long live the Telephone Directory !

telrific07-02-2011 06:05 AM

A great follow up story showing the reality of what was posted on this thread recently.

Local Search Association Press Release

    Current date/time is Sat 24 Mar 2018, 8:01 am