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Do we still need this?

Post by ixida on Sat 15 Apr 2017, 5:43 pm

One month ago, .tel has become a normal domain extension like any other.

Do we still need a forum dedicated to .tel?

What's the difference to all the other nTLDs?

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Re: Do we still need this?

Post by maxi on Sat 15 Apr 2017, 5:59 pm

ixida wrote:One month ago, .tel has become a normal domain extension like any other.
Yes, I agree with you, that since then TEL extension became not interesting at all.

I am glad that few years ago I made a right decision and for few my projects I had chosen COMs, but not TELs or one of the other new TLD.
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Re: Do we still need this?

Post by Tel on Sat 15 Apr 2017, 9:03 pm

ixida wrote:Do we still need this?

Yes, because of three reasons:

  1. .tel is the only domain extension that can store data in the DNS.
  2. .tel is the only domain extension that provides a nice template for free (previously Telnames).
  3. .tel is the only domain extension that represents telephone services with a generally known three-letter abbreviation.

This comes in addition to the use of .tel as a normal website!
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Re: Do we still need this?

Post by mikeseaton on Sat 15 Apr 2017, 10:27 pm

Tel wrote:
ixida wrote:Do we still need this?

Yes, because of three reasons:

  1. .tel is the only domain extension that can store data in the DNS.

  2. .tel is the only domain extension that provides a nice template for free (previously Telnames).

  3. .tel is the only domain extension that represents telephone services with a generally known three-letter abbreviation.

This comes in addition to the use of .tel as a normal website!

@Tel - thanks for posting - saved me from stating the Bleedin' Obvious !

Though IMO Reason 1 is of no real interest to most users - it's Reasons 2 & 3 plus "Normal DNS" that are the most important factors.

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Re: Do we still need this?

Post by Tel on Sat 15 Apr 2017, 10:36 pm

Tel wrote:
  1. .tel is the only domain extension that can store data in the DNS.

It's not of interest at the moment, but .tel has still the potential to enter a new business area that isn't applicable yet.

The future is full of surprises! (Of course, without any guarantee.)
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Re: Do we still need this?

Post by Boracay on Mon 17 Apr 2017, 7:55 am

MAP should be fixed asap to actually WORK on an iPhone device.
cannot understand why this is not being resolved ASAP.

Or is it that NOBODY actually uses....

1. The new Telhosting platform for a .tel AND...
2. An iPhone to view the new telhosting .tels

anybody confirm????


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Re: Do we still need this?

Post by silvano on Mon 17 Apr 2017, 9:47 am

Boracay wrote:Or is it that NOBODY actually uses....

1. The new Telhosting platform for a .tel AND...
2. An iPhone to view the new telhosting .tels

anybody confirm????

3) Nobody uses the Android app. Still under 100 downloads.  :-(

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.telnic.managemytel
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Re: Do we still need this?

Post by mikeseaton on Mon 17 Apr 2017, 10:22 am

Boracay wrote:MAP should be fixed asap to actually WORK on an iPhone device.
cannot understand why this is not being resolved ASAP.


Or is it that NOBODY actually uses....

1. The new Telhosting platform for a .tel AND...
2. An iPhone to view the new telhosting .tels

anybody confirm????

@Boracay - I wouldn't hold your breath for this fix !

I have been trying since 28 March, when I submitted a Support email request to Telnic, to get a 10-minute coding update done i.e. to add automatic icon substitution for social media site Tumblr to those already existing for Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, etc.

So far no joy, even though it's the sort of thing any programmer could do whilst having a cup of coffee. the software logic is already there, just need to add the URL for Tumblr and associated icon to the list of substitutions.

My gut feeling is that Telnic just doesn't have the staff (or money to recruit new staff) any more for such software changes to be actioned - or in fact any marketing at all of the .TEL extension since the 13 March changes !

Telnic know how to prove me wrong over my gut feeling - by ACTION on both your and my software requests and by PRO-ACTIVE MARKETING of the post-13 March .TEL extension !

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Re: Do we still need this?

Post by maxi on Mon 17 Apr 2017, 10:35 am

mikeseaton wrote:My gut feeling is that Telnic just doesn't have the staff (or money to recruit new staff) any more for such software changes to be actioned ...
They have no desire. And the general name of all what happens with TEL is incompetence.
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Re: Do we still need this?

Post by Boracay on Tue 18 Apr 2017, 12:26 am

Mike, I'm not asking for extras. 

If it's not too much trouble to ask, could you turn on the map location in one of your own .tels (i.e. Using the newer telhosting .platform) and let me test your .tel using my iPhone? I'll snapshot you the result.

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Re: Do we still need this?

Post by TelDE on Tue 18 Apr 2017, 7:53 am

Boracay, I can confirm your problem:



The same problem occurs on all .tel Domains that has the map enabled.
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Re: Do we still need this?

Post by Boracay on Tue 18 Apr 2017, 10:22 am

Thank you.
More reports are trickling in. 
Also Not working on android devices.
This is specifically related to the latest telhosting system.

Waiting on a fix.


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