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The .TEL Discussion Thread

Located in gTLD Discussion, started by brendan52190, Jan 21, 2009

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  1. mis_chiff

    mis_chiff Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Thanks I'm a CJ member so I'll check it out.
    I remember seeing it posted, but no one posted results till you :)
     
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  2. Steven

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    It is only good if your site gets enough traffic to convert some of that to $.

    In order to do that, you have several options.
    You can advertise your site, and risk spending more than earning (People are not going to like a site without much content or relevant content)

    People can use search engine, but search engine like Google focuses on relevancy, content and more.
    If your site has a few description and a whole bunch of links, it will definitely not look good.

    Getting good search ranking for terms like "tel is the ruler of the world" doesn't mean anything.

    Unless you are ranking well for competitive keywords, you will not get the traffic, especially for a new TLD.
     
  3. plaggypig

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    "Lesbian coming soon" - she'll be waiting a bloody long time if all you've got for her are affiliate links! ;)

    Not really my area of expertise, but you should probably try and figure out whether the lesbian community could benefit from a dynamic directory of services specifically for them (and the revenue engine for you could probably be chat/party lines). There will be some unique opportunities in some markets, so make sure you think creatively and don't just settle for what everybody else is doing.

    I say this to everybody: create value. It's amazing how many people don't seem to understand this.
     
  4. MicroGuy

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    How can you create value in .TEL. My adding more data to the template? :hehe:
     
  5. plaggypig

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  6. tel-buy.com

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    Great Job !

    You're not the only one, .TEL is going to be a FANTASTIC revenue tool for MILLIONS of registrants !

    :hearts:
     
  7. Steven

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    Can I set something like that up without using a .tel? :hehe:
     
  8. DubDubDubDot

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    Please elaborate on this statement.

    What do you feel will be the top 3 methods to get revenue out of .tel profiles?

    ---------- Post added at 03:58 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:41 PM ----------

    So where did your traffic come from? Advertising or what? I know it's not organic SE traffic because .tel's are not ranking high enough for the keywords that matter.

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    Hopefully everyone takes your "create value" statement to heart.

    Put everything from your .tel onto a mobile optimized .com for equal value. Now you also have the ability to add further value than what .tel is capable of.

    As I said before, large businesses have already done this. That in itself has almost totally removed the upper echelon of end users from the .tel domaining picture. Just imagine if major toy companies hadn't been interested in Toys.com. What would it have sold for? Scale that down to .tel and you'll see my point. Those who desire .tel most are the lower end users who can't develop .com, and they are not going to be the payday that domainers are looking for.
     
  9. DNNinja

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    Getting traffic with .Tel is no different than getting it with any other TLD. Many claim to know SEO but unfortunately they just THINK they know and plus, SEO is not the only way to get traffic.

    So how do I get traffic?. Social networking. Where?. One of them is Twitter (if you know what you're doing).

    Who said you need Google to get traffic?. Once again think out of the box. Create a list and feed them solutions. It's all that simple.
     
  10. DubDubDubDot

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    And how is .tel an asset to this? The landing pages on a .ws would obviously do better (assuming the page builder knew basic marketing concepts).

    And another thing, there is a very fine line between kosher marketing on social networking sites and spamming them. Working them takes some balls these days. You don't even have to be a big dog for them to target you anymore. I know someone who got nailed by Yahoo and another by MySpace. Neither drove a Ferrari.
     
  11. gkjunior

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    .TEL LOWER END USERS 'Read all about it "

    Are you serious? A couple hundred thousand plus names acquired by 'lower end users “This is an insightful fact that certainly was thoroughly investigated. When you get a chance please post where you found this information. I am certain many here besides me would also like to know.
     
  12. DNNinja

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    First of all .ws has nothing on .Tel

    .WS is a private entity to me and .CC is better but forget marketing concepts. .Tel stands on its own.

    Kosher?. come on brah. Kosher has nothing on social marketing and forget about who got nailed or what have you ... it's all about growing relationships between you and your people (your list).

    I will tell you this now that I read your posts. You have stationed yourself to do what 2008 has done and don't realize what the future holds. So with that being said ... I can only laugh to those who stands in your shoes and AGAIN, think out of the box.

    Bottom line: .Tel is and will always be a good investment. Just don't go registering every name you think is good. Do your research and you'll be fine.

    TIP: call me :)
     
  13. Acroplex

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    Please put down the .tel crack pipe.

    Investment as what, a depository of text links?
     
  14. tel-buy.com

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    Alive and well with the Acro-bat and bashing as always, eh ? :bah:


    Already making money with .tel is proving all we need to know :sold:

    At least he can afford the .tel crack ! :hehe:


    .tel'n it like it is ! :talk:

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    Traffic is CRITICAL is absolutely true, but remember that every .tel domain is a SUB-directory.

    Like your name "spot" in the White Pages, or your Business "spot" in the Yellow Pages.

    If the "xPages" people sold listings to individuals or businesses, that too would be and interesting development, but certainly it would not be the success as we know it today.

    The success we know today is attributable to the fact that people know what PRIMARY directory (YellowPages, WhitePages) to go to for a particular SUB-directory.

    Once the Official Telpages Directory is launched, and promoted, the SUB-directories will see traffic. The question is then,

    "Do SUB-directories warrant REPEAT traffic?"

    Left as an effort where the people decide the CONTENT of the BOOK in their SUB-directories, it will be interesting to see how all the various domains are populated and received.

    This is of course no different than the "Internet" as it started.

    Search Engines caused a BOOM of Domain Name Purchases and Websites. Most were "crappy" to say the least in the beginning, but over time, the BOOK known as "Google or Yahoo!" was a major hit.

    Telpages will have to go through the "crappy" phase as well I'm sure, but, that is certainly no reason to suggest that the first GLOBAL BOOK for CONTACT INFORMATION will not be a MAJOR success.

    Many SUB-directories (carts) are there, just waiting on the PRIMARY directory (horse) !

    WhitePages and YellowPages consistently ranks around 600-700th most visited websites in the World, and that is with the United States being 93.6% of its traffic.

    Being that the United States is only 4% of the World population, nobody can say contact information directories are not popular and worth investing in .... duh. :hearts:
     
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  15. MicroGuy

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    I can tell you're passionate about .TEL, but my head is feeling a little fuzzy after reading this post. :blink:
     
  16. tel-buy.com

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    That's okay, been there done that, welcome back to reality, it gets better ;)
     
  17. Acroplex

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    Tel dash buy dot com, I am a domain investor & developer, not a pusher of text links - think: Graphics, content, interactive web sites. The biggest joke that .tel has become is not because of what it is, but because of what its fanbase claims it to be.

    Sorry that I don't munch on the laced grass that the .tel fanbois eat daily. Facts are facts and every time you talk about "solid investment" and "development" you'd need to avoid adding .tel to the discussion. I understand you may have invested money into this afterbirth of a TLD, but don't pass around misinformation that'd make others to lose money also. Deal with your own mistakes and misery.
     
  18. plaggypig

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    Oh, the "interactive" word comes up again. You're absolutely right, you can create all the interaction you like on a .com name. The whole point of .tel is that there is very little interaction - you ask for information, you're given information. Nothing stupid in the middle. Queries are over in a matter of microseconds, not seconds.

    I care about what .tel is, not what it isn't. You waste too much time dwelling on this.
     
  19. mjbenterprises

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    I'd like to say thanks to the naysayers... Because of their inaction in securing .tel domains, I have acquired some very nice .tels (some decent GEOs too)....

    Only time will tell, but I have a good feeling about this ext...And I'm not new to the domain world, I regged my first domain in 1997, and I wish I would have gone with my gut in those days, instead of listening to others (friends and relatives)....

    In the last 5 years, I have vowed to NEVER consider anyone elses opinion for my own investment decisions, and that philosophy has garnered me some very nice returns in and outside of the domain world...

    So, the naysayers can talk all they want but only two results will come of it...
    In 3-5 years, the naysayers will either look like geniuses, or else someone with little foresight....
     
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  20. mis_chiff

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    Lets not start with insults and name calling again.

    If you don't like .tel - please don't post.
    I'm sure the voices are heard all through the thread.

    Newbies can read and decide on their own.
     
  21. plaggypig

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    In the smoke and the dark of the opium den I think you probably meant Assembly language, and I have not the foggiest idea what any of this has to do with .tel

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    Everybody else, check this out: Subscribing To RSS Cloud Feeds Via .TEL Domains
     
  22. Acroplex

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    Oh I see it now. Wendy, you keep deleting my posts - I am not allowed to argue against .tel? Is that what it comes down to? So this is a thread paid for by Telnic "officially".

    Plaggypig, I was referring to the wonderful ASCII output of .tel domains on your computer screen. You'd be surprised to learn that I am fully aware of what assembly is. Not sure about your age; in the 80's I coded video games in Z80 assembly and a handful were published. But even then, at the lowly resolution of 256 x 192 pixels and 8bit color, there was something actually to see. In the era of the Internet and web site development with graphics, video and audio, .tel looks like the textual past of browsing via lynx on a SCO Unix box.
     
  23. mis_chiff

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    I deleted your posts because you continue to post
    comments about people and their portfolio's, and what
    they are trying to do with or to .tel - it's just going around and around!

    It's not the appraisal or Showcase thread, which has been stated numerous times.

    If you dislike .tel (which you have stated) fair enough, now move on.

    Let people read the thread and draw their own conclusions, if you own a .tel
    then know what your limitations are before you buy.
    Which makes it user's choice at that point.
     
  24. plaggypig

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    This isn't a job interview, but whatever. In 2009 you waste your time trolling forums and writing bizarre blog posts about a service you claim to dislike, of which you became a consumer at the earliest possible opportunity.

    I'd recommend pills.tel but I don't think it has the category you need.
     
  25. CDM

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    i need some advice.

    a couple of my .tel domains are coming up as 'server not found' in my browser. i emailed support at my registrar and they said basically, 'we dont provide the hosting, so not our problem'. I tried twittering Justin Hayward to ask who should i contact at telnic, or what should i do to get this fixed? anyone have any suggestion?

    the telhosting seems fine. i can log in fine, and all my information that i have entered is still there. just the domain is not resolving
     

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