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Not Long To Go Now !

Post by mikeseaton on Fri 12 Jun 2015, 10:50 am

IMO "The Changing of the Guard" will be with us very soon !

A couple of clues:

1. Telnic have pulled their cunning move yet again - the latest ARD change (giving them yet another 3 months delay in filing accounts) was filed on 8 &11 June 2015.

2. Ian Bowen-Morris (marketing supremo) has now left Telnic/Telnames - see http://ianbm.tel

IMO there is now ZERO CHANCE of Telnic getting a renewal of the .tel registry when the 10-year agreement expires next year !

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Ref: http://companycheck.co.uk/company/03555437/TELNIC-LIMITED/companies-house-docs


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Re: Not Long To Go Now !

Post by 500 on Fri 12 Jun 2015, 12:10 pm

mikeseaton wrote:IMO there is now ZERO CHANCE of Telnic getting a renewal of the .tel registry when the 10-year agreement expires next year !

352 more days to go: http://www.500.name
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Re: Not Long To Go Now !

Post by TelBlogger on Fri 12 Jun 2015, 12:34 pm

I guess it depends on whether anyone is stupid enough to put more lolly into the company which offers a clearly useless product.
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Re: Not Long To Go Now !

Post by di7 on Fri 12 Jun 2015, 2:15 pm

Too many uncertainties:

- How long will Telnic be in charge?
- Will someone else be interested in continuing the business of .tel?
- How much time the transition will take?
- Will a new company be more active than Telnic?
- Is there any success possible with .tel?
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Re: Not Long To Go Now !

Post by 4444 on Fri 12 Jun 2015, 5:27 pm

mikeseaton wrote:IMO there is now ZERO CHANCE of Telnic getting a renewal of the .tel registry when the 10-year agreement expires next year !

I'm afraid Kash doesn't want to go and ICANN doesn't care at all:

1. Telnic has shown clearly that they want to procrastinate any change or improvement as long as possible:
http://www.teltalk.org/t1733-telnic-pulls-a-cunning-move

2. ICANN has shown clearly that they don't act for or against Telnic:
http://www.teltalk.org/t559-icann-complaint-against-telnames
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Re: Not Long To Go Now !

Post by mikeseaton on Fri 12 Jun 2015, 6:31 pm

4444 wrote:
mikeseaton wrote:IMO there is now ZERO CHANCE of Telnic getting a renewal of the .tel registry when the 10-year agreement expires next year !

I'm afraid Kash doesn't want to go and ICANN doesn't care at all...

I think there are a number of factors at play, any one of which (or more likely a combination) could mean that .tel and Telnic part company soon !

1. Telnic running out of money (there are substantial fixed overheads - regardless of domain registration count - in running a domain registry such as staff/office/server costs, ICANN annual fee, compulsory insurance annual fee, etc).

2. Telnic/Telnames running out of staff to deal with necessary maintenance issues e.g. if you want to sell or transfer a Telnames .tel domain you need Telnames involvement in the process, since they have set themselves up as the domain "Admin" contact. BTW this is not an issue with Telnic .tel domains.

3. Telnic's registars getting fed up being denied access to the latest version of .tel which Telnic sell direct to customers (bypassing Telnic's registrars) via their 100% owned subsidiary Telnames. 

4. The 10-year ICANN agreement expiring in 2016 - I doubt if Telnic have the cash to continue but even if they did the grounds for a well-documented objection would be substantial by then.

5. Companies House getting fed up with the cunning move Telnic keeps pulling (reduce ARD by 1 day just before the accounts are due to delay deadline date by a further 3 months).

6. An offer being made for the .tel registry by one of the New gTLD operators.

7. Kash & co. wanting to get on with the rest of their lives.

I'm not worried at all about .tel and Telnic parting company !

ICANN have access to a compulsory insurance policy which will pay for the .tel gTLD running costs whilst a new operator is found.

My guess is that if someone like Afilias takes over the extension will stay as it is i.e. "Data in the DNS".

Where it gets interesting is if a less technically-focussed company is the one with the cash and desire to take over - and faced with that or nothing at all - ICANN may well decide to let .tel be a "normal" extension.

IF - and I stress IF that happens - what price do you think 1-word generic .tels would fetch if they were fully open for development like .coms etc ?

TIME WILL .TEL - BUT IMO NOT LONG TO GO NOW !

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Re: Not Long To Go Now !

Post by FrankW. on Fri 12 Jun 2015, 7:28 pm

mikeseaton wrote:TIME WILL .TEL - BUT IMO NOT LONG TO GO NOW !

It's unpredictable!

With a new regime and a lot of luck, .tel could overcome the crisis.
But if everything continues as now, .tel could disappear forever, too.

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