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IMPORTANT NEWS FOR ALL .TEL OWNERS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS

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Re: IMPORTANT NEWS FOR ALL .TEL OWNERS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Post by di7 on Sun 19 Feb 2017, 5:47 pm

Okay, no action from Telnic in the first week after 13th February 2017. Let's see if anything will happen in the upcoming week!
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Re: IMPORTANT NEWS FOR ALL .TEL OWNERS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Post by mikeseaton on Sun 19 Feb 2017, 5:59 pm

mikeseaton wrote:THIS IS SIMPLY GETTING RIDICULOUS !

ON 13 MARCH ALL .TEL DOMAINS GO DARK AND WE HAVE NOT BEEN GIVEN THE LOGINS TELNIC PROMISED US SO WE CAN START MAKING THE NECESSARY CHANGES FROM 13 FEBRUARY - AND NO EXPLANATION OR COMMUNICATION ABOUT THEIR NON-APPEARANCE EITHER !

IF THE PROMISED LOGINS ARE NOT RECEIVED BY MONDAY 20 FEBRUARY I SUGGEST:

1. PHONE CALLS TO HUW STEAD (see http://Huw.tel) AND ASK HIM "WHAT THE **** IS GOING ON ?".

2. CONTACT MADE WITH ICANN AND ASK THEM IF A COMPANY WITH "ACCOUNTING INSOLVENCY" (AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2015) CAN CONTINUE AS A REGISTRY ?

I AM ABSOLUTELY EXASPERATED BY TELNIC - HAVE THEY NEVER HEARD OF A PROFESSIONAL APPROACH TO PAYING CUSTOMERS ?

http://MikeSeaton.tel

Ref:
http://www.tel.community/t4467-important-news-for-all-tel-owners-and-community-members#15945
http://www.tel.community/t4491-telnic-ltd-officially-declares-negative-net-worth#16507

Looks like tomorrow is going to be "Let ICANN know that the Telnic Registry is DELETING ALL .TEL CONTENT ON 13 MARCH" - has failed to provide users with the 13 FEBRUARY logins to enable them to create content for NEW .TEL - hasn't told anybody why - and incidentally is INSOLVENT by the ACCOUNTING definition !".

What the **** is the matter with these guys (all 2 of them left) ?

http://MikeSeaton.tel


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Re: IMPORTANT NEWS FOR ALL .TEL OWNERS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Post by Sunrise on Sun 19 Feb 2017, 6:21 pm

mikeseaton wrote:What the **** is the matter with these guys (all 2 of them left) ?

Please don't interrupt Mister Cash with such superfluous things like login data.
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Post by DirectoryDan on Tue 21 Feb 2017, 3:45 am

DirectoryDan wrote:Here's a link to a WordPress theme that might be of interest to all the .tel directory owners who, like me, have been cut loose by Telnic. 

https://templatic.com/app-themes/directory-theme#templatic-pricing-plans

This theme is light years ahead of what we could do on .tel and there's even the good chance that our data from the .tel directories can be imported.  The backup of our sites is in XML format and this theme can import CSV format.  There are lots of free online XML to CSV converters out there.

I haven't purchased the theme myself yet and so I don't have any first-hand knowledge to draw on.  All I know is that this looks VERY promising for those wanting to continue their directories.  There's also a new .directory domain extension available if you want to acquire a domain name more specific to your site.

A few weeks back I mentioned a promising WordPress Directory theme by Templatic.  It uses Google Maps API as its map source and the Google map includes all the business points of interest that duplicate the listings you would hope to be posting.  If you go to the Templatic website try zooming in on their demo map 3 or 4 steps and watch all these competitive listings pop up like weeds.  Templatic is refusing to correct the problem and instead wants me to hire an independent programmer.  Their theme is useless for local directories with these points of interest included, otherwise its great. Hope no one else made the mistake that I did.
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Re: IMPORTANT NEWS FOR ALL .TEL OWNERS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Post by Expert on Tue 21 Feb 2017, 4:16 am

Telnic won't send any login credentials for the new platform.
Users have to reset their login at: https://www.managemy.tel
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Post by TelBlogger on Tue 21 Feb 2017, 4:26 am

Best directory platform:

www.brilliantdirectories.com

but very expensive.

The problem with Templatic and the other directory platforms is that you need to spend a lot of time on them or hire people to do the work.

Vantage is useless for local directories because you can not change the dual search box to a single.
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Re: IMPORTANT NEWS FOR ALL .TEL OWNERS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Post by as on Tue 21 Feb 2017, 1:37 pm

IMPORTANT .TEL ACCOUNT INFORMATION



Dear valued .tel community member,

Further to our previous notifications we can now confirm that your .tel domain(s) have been setup on the new .tel TelHosting platform.



The new platform can be accessed at: https://www.managemy.tel

Account email address: *EMAIL ADDRESS HERE*



In order to gain access to your account you will need to follow the password reset process found at the web address provided above. When prompted for an email address you should use the email address shown above. This will result in a password reset email being received, following the instructions will then allow you to gain access to your account.

Once in your account you will be able to configure your .tel domain in preparation for the 13th March 2017 cutover. It should however be noted that any content you add to the new platform will not be displayed on your domain until 13th March 2017. Up to that date the content held in the legacy Community TelHosting platform will continue to be used and displayed.

If you need any assistance in the setup of your .tel domain please don't hesitate to contact us at cservice@telnic.org.



Note: If you don't receive the password reset email in a timely manner then please ensure that you check your spam filters in case it has been wrongly blocked.



Kindest Regards,

Tenic Support
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A new policy for .TEL domains

Post by FrankW. on Thu 02 Mar 2017, 2:48 pm

name.com wrote:Hello,

Since you have .TEL registrations, we wanted to let you know about some pretty big changes going from the .TEL registry that affect how your domain can be used.

  • As of Mar. 13th, 2017 restrictions on .TEL will be lifted so you can use your .TEL domains however you’d like, rather than being required to use Telhosting.
  • The old Telhosting platform will be shut down on March 13, and features like search and subdomains will no longer work. If you want your data, you are advised to back up your domain data from the current platform using the BACKUP function as soon as possible and by the 12th of March 2017 at the latest.
  • A new Telhosting platform will take its place, and is now optional. The .TEL registry will email you directly with your account details. If you have questions regarding this, please email Telnic at cservice@telnic.org.
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Re: IMPORTANT NEWS FOR ALL .TEL OWNERS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Post by mikeseaton on Thu 02 Mar 2017, 4:09 pm

@FrankW - Yes, got the same email from Name.com today - Seems they at least on the ball regarding customer liaison so I assume they will have in hand a way to specify "Normal DNS" from 13 March ?

They could of course simply remove the small bit of logic they have in their system that currently stops you changing the Nameservers for a .TEL domain from Telnic's - this would then open up the hosting to "Normal DNS" easily and quickly.

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Re: IMPORTANT NEWS FOR ALL .TEL OWNERS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Post by DirectoryDan on Thu 02 Mar 2017, 5:01 pm

DirectoryDan wrote:
DirectoryDan wrote:Here's a link to a WordPress theme that might be of interest to all the .tel directory owners who, like me, have been cut loose by Telnic. 

https://templatic.com/app-themes/directory-theme#templatic-pricing-plans

This theme is light years ahead of what we could do on .tel and there's even the good chance that our data from the .tel directories can be imported.  The backup of our sites is in XML format and this theme can import CSV format.  There are lots of free online XML to CSV converters out there.

I haven't purchased the theme myself yet and so I don't have any first-hand knowledge to draw on.  All I know is that this looks VERY promising for those wanting to continue their directories.  There's also a new .directory domain extension available if you want to acquire a domain name more specific to your site.

A few weeks back I mentioned a promising WordPress Directory theme by Templatic.  It uses Google Maps API as its map source and the Google map includes all the business points of interest that duplicate the listings you would hope to be posting.  If you go to the Templatic website try zooming in on their demo map 3 or 4 steps and watch all these competitive listings pop up like weeds.  Templatic is refusing to correct the problem and instead wants me to hire an independent programmer.  Their theme is useless for local directories with these points of interest included, otherwise its great. Hope no one else made the mistake that I did.

I hired a programmer to alter Templatic's code so that the visibility of Google Maps "Points of Interest can be controlled by category.  If anyone is interested please contact me via private message.
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Re: IMPORTANT NEWS FOR ALL .TEL OWNERS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Post by as on Fri 03 Mar 2017, 2:10 pm

10 Days to Launch of Telnic's new Telhosting platform


Dear valued .tel community member,

It is now just 10 days until we launch the new Telhosting platform and you should by now have received details of how to access your new Telhosting account.

In case you didn't receive these details, we are providing them again to you. If you have already accessed your new account, you do not need to follow these steps again.



1. The new platform can be accessed at: https://www.managemy.tel

2. To retrieve your account details, go to the above web address and click on the link "Forgotten your password"

3. Enter your email address: ____________________

4. An email will be sent to you providing your new username and temporary password. If you do not receive the email, you should check your SPAM folder in case our email has been blocked by your provider.

5. Use your new username and temporary password to access your new account at https://www.managemy.tel

6. When you log in please ensure that you change your password to something memorable as the temporary password that we provide you with can only be used once.



Once in your account you will be able to configure your .tel domain in preparation for the 13th March 2017 cutover and you should be aware that if you take no action your domain will be empty from 13th March 2017 AS WE WILL NOT BE MIGRATING ANY DATA ACROSS FROM THE OLD TO NEW SYSTEMS. Please note, if you are using your .tel for email purposes you will need to re-configure email settings in the new system from within the Settings section. Failure to do so may result in an interruption of email services after 13th March 2017.

It should however be noted that any content you add to the new platform will not be displayed on your domain until 13th March 2017. Up to that date the content held in the legacy Community TelHosting platform will continue to be used and displayed.

If you need any assistance in the setup of your .tel domain please don't hesitate to contact us at cservice@telnic.org.



Kindest Regards,

Telnic Support
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Post by as on Wed 08 Mar 2017, 3:03 pm

5 Days to Launch of Telnic's new Telhosting platform


Dear valued .tel community member,

It is now just 5 days until we launch the new Telhosting platform and you should by now have received details of how to access your new Telhosting account.

In case you didn't receive these details, we are providing them again to you. If you have already accessed your new account, you do not need to follow these steps again.



1. The new platform can be accessed at: https://www.managemy.tel

2. To retrieve your account details, go to the above web address and click on the link "Forgotten your password"

3. Enter your email address: __________________

4. An email will be sent to you providing your new username and temporary password. If you do not receive the email, you should check your SPAM folder in case our email has been blocked by your provider.

5. Use your new username and temporary password to access your new account at https://www.managemy.tel

6. When you log in please ensure that you change your password to something memorable as the temporary password that we provide you with can only be used once.



Once in your account you will be able to configure your .tel domain in preparation for the 13th March 2017 cutover and you should be aware that if you take no action your domain will be empty from 13th March 2017 AS WE WILL NOT BE MIGRATING ANY DATA ACROSS FROM THE OLD TO NEW SYSTEMS. Please note, if you are using your .tel for email purposes you will need to re-configure email settings in the new system from within the Settings section. Failure to do so may result in an interruption of email services after 13th March 2017.

It should however be noted that any content you add to the new platform will not be displayed on your domain until 13th March 2017. Up to that date the content held in the legacy Community TelHosting platform will continue to be used and displayed.

If you need any assistance in the setup of your .tel domain please don't hesitate to contact us at cservice@telnic.org.



Kindest Regards,

Telnic Support
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Post by teldomain on Mon 27 Mar 2017, 10:40 am

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Re: IMPORTANT NEWS FOR ALL .TEL OWNERS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS

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Re: IMPORTANT NEWS FOR ALL .TEL OWNERS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Post by as on Wed 05 Apr 2017, 2:47 pm

Dear valued .tel community member,

Further to our recent communications, we are pleased to inform you that the new and free Telhosting system is now live at https://www.managemy.tel and you should have received your new account details and had the opportunity to log in and build your digital profile. If you have not received your new account details yet, please contact us at cservice@telnic.org and we'll get you up and running.

As well as launching a new Telhosting platform, we'd like to inform you of some further exciting developments:



New Telnic website incorporating Telhosting Account management

We have revamped the Telnic website which can be found at www.do.tel. From the site, you can search for a new .tel name and be referred to our list of accredited retailers. You can also add new .tel domains to your Telhosting account or if you are a first time .tel buyer you can set up a new Telhosting account. To do either of these, go to https://www.do.tel/signup and follow the simple 3 step process.



New Smartphone Apps

To compliment the launch of the new platform we have released new Apple and Android smartphone apps which you can use to manage your .tel domain on the go. These are available to download for free from our website at https://www.do.tel/manage-your-tel



Lifting of Restrictions

As a direct result of your feedback, Telnic has successfully negotiated the lifting of usage restrictions from your .tel domain. This means that if you do not want to use our Telhosting platform, you can now use your .tel to host your own website and other digital services of your choosing. To host your name on another platform you will need to change your .tel DNS settings and this is normally a function made available to you through your domain provider or registrar. Please contact them directly for more details.



Premium Names

Telnic is planning to release its premium name portfolio for public registration in the summer of 2017. The release will include a wide range of great names so watch out for details on this from your domain provider.



An FAQ is provided below to help you further understand the nature of the changes we have made. I hope that you are as excited as we are by this news and we look forward to working with you to grow the .tel community. If you have any questions, please contact us at cservice@telnic.org



Kindest Regards,

Khashayar Mahdavi
CEO
Telnic Ltd





FAQ


1. Where do I go to access the new Telhosting platform?

The new Telhosting platform is available at https://www.managemy.tel



2. I am an existing .tel owner and I have not yet received the details of my new Telhosting account. What should I do?

If you have not received account details for your new Telhosting account, you should contact Telnic by sending an email to cservice@telnic.org confirming the domain name(s) in question.



3. My email has stopped working since the new system went live on 13th March

You need to go to https://www.managemy.tel, Settings and then Setup .tel email and enter the Order and Server Host name values of your email provider. If you need further assistance, contact us at cservice@telnic.org



4. How do I change the email address that you hold on record against my Telhosting account?

To change your email address please contact us at cservice@telnic.org confirming the email address you wish to use. We will need to validate each request to ensure that it is coming from the legitimate domain owner.



5. I do not see all my .tel names in my account. What should I do?

It is possible that we have set up multiple .tel accounts if you own multiple .tel names with different providers or you have used different email addresses for registering your names. We can help you consolidate these names. Please send an email to cservice@telnic.org listing the names that you wish to consolidate under one account



6. Can I still access my data on the old Telhosting system?

.tel domain owner data that resides on the old Telhosting system is no longer accessible. All .tel owners were advised to take backups of this data prior to 13th March 2017 if they wished to use this data for their own purposes going forward.



7. Why has Telnic not migrated my data from the old Telhosting platform to the new?

The old Telhosting platform is being retired and the new platform is not designed as a like for like replacement in terms of functionality or data structure. As such, there is no direct data migration path from old to new so you will need to log in and republish your contact records in order to take advantage of new functionality that does not exist in the old platform. The vast majority of .tel owners only publish a single page of contacts and content and re-publishing will be a very quick exercise.



8. Will a restore of a backup file from the old system work in the new system?

If your old .tel contained only a single page then a restore may work depending on the types of contact records you were storing. If however it contained sub domains or sub pages a restore will not work.



9. What happens to any new .tel domains that I buy after 13th March 2017?

After 13th March 2017, you can claim your free Telhosting account or add names to an existing account from our website at https://www.do.tel/signup. For names purchased after 13th March 2017, after you have claimed your Telhosting account, you will need to set up the following name servers in your .tel DNS zone file. This can be done through your domain service provider or registrar

ns1.telnames.dns.nic.tel
ns2.telnames.dns.nic.tel
ns3.telnames.dns.nic.tel


10. What happens if I do not access my new Telhosting account and add some contacts or content?

If you do not populate your new Telhosting account with any data, your .tel domain will show a standard empty template page. Any content that you add after 13th March will automatically be published.



11. Is there a smartphone app to help manage my .tel domain content on the new Telhosting platform?

Yes. Telnic have now released a new Apple and Android App to help you manage your .tel. The apps are available to download at https://www.do.tel/manage-your-tel



12. What are the functional differences between the current and new Telhosting platforms?

The new Telhosting platform will be a single page product.  You can see an example of the new product in use at:  http://telpage.tel. It provides a more modern interface that allows the user to:


  • Publish contact and content records
  • Add PDF documents
  • Add Promotional product/service offers
  • Add Images and Video
  • Sell Products and services via a PayPal interface
  • Add custom design
  • Add an image advert


The new platform does not support a number of features from the current platform detailed in the list below. The decision to exclude these features was based on customer feedback and usage statistics.


  • Multiple pages or sub-domains
  • Telfriends and private data support
  • .tel search functionality
  • Multiple profile support
  • Telhosting product language support for Arabic, Czech, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Russian.
  • SOAP API access for registrars and domain owners
  • Google Ad sense integration



13. How will Telnic support the new Telhosting platform?

From 13th March 2017, all support requests from domain owners that use the new Telhosting platform should be sent to cservice@telnic.org. Telnic will handle these requests directly.



14. Can I use my .tel to host my own website?

Yes. You can now use your .tel to host your own website. You will need to contact your domain provider or use their control panel to repoint your .tel domain to your new website or hosting platform.



15. If I am not using the Telhosting platform, who do I contact for .tel domain support?

Starting 13th March 2017, if you have questions about your domain name and are not using the Telhosting platform, you should contact your registrar or reseller for support or the 3rd party hosting provider if you have opted to use this service.



16. Will domain owners be charged for the new Telhosting platform?

No. Telnic will continue to provide a free and optional Telhosting service to all .tel community members.



17. Will my domain registration and ownership status be affected by the Telhosting changes?

No. You will continue to be the owner of your .tel domain and there is no change to the contractual relationship you have with your registrar or reseller with respect to domain renewal and other domain specific activities such as transfers and WHOIS updates. Your registrar will still be your point of contact with respect to these key domain lifecycle activities.

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