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CRAZY: Telnic is planning to destroy .tel on 13th March 2017

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CRAZY: Telnic is planning to destroy .tel on 13th March 2017

Post by di7 on Thu 22 Dec 2016, 8:09 am

We all have read it: http://www.teltalk.org/t4467-important-news-for-all-tel-owners-and-community-members

Are they serious?

  • All published data on .tel domains since 2009 will be deleted without substitution.
  • It will be impossible to publish subdomains, more than one page as well as a bigger amount of content on the provided default template.
  • By lifting all restrictions for .tel, all incentives to use the special DNS concept of .tel will be eliminated.

In other words:

Telnic is throwing their whole original concept in the trash and making .tel only one out of thousands new domain extenisions.

I'm asking:

Do you really know what this means?
How could you even expect that .tel will survive with such an asininity?

Goodbye, .tel!
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Re: CRAZY: Telnic is planning to destroy .tel on 13th March 2017

Post by 4444 on Thu 22 Dec 2016, 8:16 am

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Re: CRAZY: Telnic is planning to destroy .tel on 13th March 2017

Post by as on Thu 22 Dec 2016, 8:24 am

Two opinions exist:

1. Directory builders are mad.
2. Some people are happy that they can build common websites with .tel.

Certainly, .tel will lose a lot of customers who see that the DNS concept has not future anymore.

But how many new customers can .tel attract with free web hosting?
The list of failed domain extensions is very long. Please count how many domain extensions have less than 1,000 registrations: https://ntldstats.com/tld

.tel has a big potential of losing a huge number of registrations with this thoughtless step!
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Re: CRAZY: Telnic is planning to destroy .tel on 13th March 2017

Post by 4444 on Thu 22 Dec 2016, 8:32 am

as wrote:.tel has a big potential of losing a huge number of registrations with this thoughtless step!

Right, the currently 100,000 registered .tel domains are hold only by people who believe in the future success of the DNS data storage.
Telnic is destroying this hope with the changes in upcoming March. Hence, the current registrants will most likely drop their .tel domains.

Consequently, Telnic has to search for a complete new customer group.
That means: BACK TO ZERO !!

These radical changes by Telnic will be a big setback for .tel!
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Re: CRAZY: Telnic is planning to destroy .tel on 13th March 2017

Post by Sunrise on Thu 22 Dec 2016, 8:43 am

Cool down, guys!
.tel is lost anyhow.
This is only the last try by Telnic to postpone the final ending of this TLD!
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Re: CRAZY: Telnic is planning to destroy .tel on 13th March 2017

Post by as on Thu 22 Dec 2016, 9:35 am

Sunrise wrote:This is only the last try by Telnic to postpone the final ending of this TLD!

A few people like the announced possibility to host their own websites. Therefore it could be that Telnic indeed will have ten or twenty new customers.

But surely, these people won't compensate the number of leaving customers.
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Re: CRAZY: Telnic is planning to destroy .tel on 13th March 2017

Post by TelBlogger on Thu 22 Dec 2016, 4:36 pm

I am hopeful.
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Re: CRAZY: Telnic is planning to destroy .tel on 13th March 2017

Post by Expert on Thu 22 Dec 2016, 7:51 pm

The idea behind .tel was something special.
Next year .tel will lose this uniqueness.
When it comes to .tel, nobody will be attracted to the idea of saving data in the DNS anymore.
.tel will become a very simple and ordinary domain like any other.
But .tel doesn't have an extraordinary term behind the dot like .online has for instance.
Instead I would compare the term .tel with the quality of the ending .onl.
.onl currently has only about 5,000 registered domains.
That is where .tel is heading now.
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Re: CRAZY: Telnic is planning to destroy .tel on 13th March 2017

Post by Telnamer on Thu 22 Dec 2016, 8:02 pm

Maybe you are right, but please don't forget one thing:

All people who register .tel domains without a current plan of developing it, will get an extremely clean and good looking template to publish in the easiest and fastest imaginable way.

In addition, everyone could use an online business card that will be provided by .tel automatically.

This is a potential that could convince .tel buyers to publish their domains and provide a new way of using a domain in general.

.tel could become a domain that won't be only used for businesses or traditional websites, but finally for a new way of finding contact data (for the purpose of speeding up communication).

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Re: CRAZY: Telnic is planning to destroy .tel on 13th March 2017

Post by maxi on Thu 22 Dec 2016, 10:04 pm

Telnamer wrote:In addition, everyone could use an online business card that will be provided by .tel automatically.

This is a potential that could convince .tel buyers to publish their domains ...
It seems that number of "convinced" people currently is about 1010:

mikeseaton wrote:To check the current number of indexed Telnames .TEL Domains (not necessarily populated) use the Google query
site:.tel "powered+by+telnames.com"

My computer gives 1010 results today 21 December 2016.

It is not a lot, indeed. So, why more people will become "convinced" after the end of sub-domains TEL era?
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Re: CRAZY: Telnic is planning to destroy .tel on 13th March 2017

Post by Telnamer on Fri 23 Dec 2016, 3:29 am

maxi wrote:So, why more people will become "convinced" after the end of sub-domains TEL era?

Because the new template looks so much nicer - and suddenly 100,000 .tel domains (currently registered) will be equipped with it on 13th March.
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Re: CRAZY: Telnic is planning to destroy .tel on 13th March 2017

Post by 4444 on Fri 23 Dec 2016, 4:26 am

Telnamer wrote:Because the new template looks so much nicer ...

The internet is full with nice looking templates based on web hosting.
No need for the Telnames template!

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Re: CRAZY: Telnic is planning to destroy .tel on 13th March 2017

Post by maxi on Fri 23 Dec 2016, 5:35 am

Telnamer wrote:
maxi wrote:So, why more people will become "convinced" after the end of sub-domains TEL era?

Because the new template looks so much nicer - and suddenly 100,000 .tel domains (currently registered) will be equipped with it on 13th March.
It seems that you are joking.
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Re: CRAZY: Telnic is planning to destroy .tel on 13th March 2017

Post by Telnamer on Fri 23 Dec 2016, 6:35 am

maxi wrote:It seems that you are joking.

Not at all!

What I wrote are facts:

  1. The Telnames template is 100 times more beautiful than the Telnic template.
  2. The Telnames template has very nice features that the Telnic template doesn't have (PayPal shop, coupons,  image library and so forth)
  3. All registered .tel domains will get this template in March.
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Re: CRAZY: Telnic is planning to destroy .tel on 13th March 2017

Post by 4444 on Fri 23 Dec 2016, 6:40 am

Telnamer wrote:All registered .tel domains will get this template in March.

And all serious webmasters will replace this template immediately with another solution, because of the extremely limited possibility to add content.
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Re: CRAZY: Telnic is planning to destroy .tel on 13th March 2017

Post by Expert on Fri 23 Dec 2016, 6:42 am

4444 wrote:And all serious webmasters will replace this template immediately with another solution, because of the extremely limited possibility to add content.

I rather fear that all serious webmasters will replace their .tel domain with a different TLD.
They have enough choices nowadays.
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Re: CRAZY: Telnic is planning to destroy .tel on 13th March 2017

Post by 4444 on Fri 23 Dec 2016, 6:52 am

Some of the current registrants will keep their .tel domains for habitual reasons.
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Post by Expert on Fri 23 Dec 2016, 6:54 am

4444 wrote:Some of the current registrants will keep their .tel domains for habitual reasons.

But it would also be good if new customers were won.
And I don't know where they should come from!
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Re: CRAZY: Telnic is planning to destroy .tel on 13th March 2017

Post by 4444 on Fri 23 Dec 2016, 7:04 am

I'll pay my friends to convince them registering one or two .tel domains.
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Post by Expert on Fri 23 Dec 2016, 7:06 am

4444 wrote:I'll pay my friends to convince them registering one or two .tel domains.

Please make sure to pay their renewal fees the years after, too.
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Re: CRAZY: Telnic is planning to destroy .tel on 13th March 2017

Post by 4444 on Fri 23 Dec 2016, 7:07 am

I'm hoping that they will forget to disable the auto renewal function.
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Re: CRAZY: Telnic is planning to destroy .tel on 13th March 2017

Post by Expert on Fri 23 Dec 2016, 7:09 am

4444 wrote:I'm hoping that they will forget to disable the auto renewal function.

This trick could work.
It has worked for currently 100,000 .tel domains until now, too.
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Re: CRAZY: Telnic is planning to destroy .tel on 13th March 2017

Post by 4444 on Fri 23 Dec 2016, 7:14 am

.tel has a great future:

A group of 5 or 10 hard-boiled .tel fans will keep buying up all dropping .tel domains and will resell them to each other or will give them as a gift to their family members.

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Re: CRAZY: Telnic is planning to destroy .tel on 13th March 2017

Post by maxi on Fri 23 Dec 2016, 7:17 am

Telnamer wrote:All registered .tel domains will get this template in March.
Yes, they will get it. And soon after that they will drop 90-95% of their TELs.
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Re: CRAZY: Telnic is planning to destroy .tel on 13th March 2017

Post by Expert on Fri 23 Dec 2016, 7:19 am

4444 wrote:A group of 5 or 10 hard-boiled .tel fans ... will give them as a gift to their family members.

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