So You Got A .Tel Domain – Now What?

Telnic LogoGeneral registrations for .tel have been open for the last couple of days and it’s been interesting to see the level of interest being shown.

Of course not everyone is going to take to .tel immediately, but it’s interesting to see what people are doing with their .tel domains…

We’ve got our main brand up and running with a .tel domain. If you explore it you will see how we’ve setup separate sections for our UK and US clients for example. We will, naturally, be adding more links and contact data over the next while.

But what of our clients? What we do with a .tel isn’t that relevant. What is relevant is seeing how our clients take the .tel concept and make it their own.

So here’s a couple of examples (bear in mind that we have zero control over how the data is presented or what is presented):

So far most of the .tel domains I’ve seen are either personal or business ie. I’m yet to see anyone running with the portal type idea, though I’m sure it will come in time

Of course the real power of .tel only really starts to kickin when you start actively using it with your existing devices and software. You can get some software to play around with directly from the TelNic site where they have provided software / plugins for:

  • Outlook
  • iPhone
  • Windows Mobile
  • Blackberry

Unfortunately there isn’t anything available for OSX at the moment, but I’m sure someone will produce something before too long …

If you want to play around with a .tel then grab one now – we’re doing them for a mere EUR15 / year ex-vat

 

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4 Responses to So You Got A .Tel Domain – Now What?

  1. Gearóid Moroney March 28, 2009 at 23:55 #

    Not a bad idea, might be worth getting one! Weird though, of 145 registrars, you guys are the only ones on the official website whose name isn’t a link! Makes you stand out, but it’s not really any good if you can’t find your way here!

  2. Anonymous March 29, 2009 at 05:01 #

    Shoes.tel is a portal site.

  3. Daniel March 30, 2009 at 14:46 #

    so is it best to just get your surname if it is available and make your first name a sub domain or to just put both together?

  4. Michele Neylon March 30, 2009 at 15:39 #

    @Gearóid
    I think it’s because we are still working on our own accreditation with Telnic, which I’m hoping to finalise in the next couple of days …
    @Daniel
    I’d go with both, as you can’t sub-delegate access at the moment
    HTH
    Michele