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Whats the real purpose of .tel domains???

Labeled as question in gTLD Discussion, started by royalflush, Jul 8, 2021

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  1. royalflush

    royalflush Account Closed (Disallowed)

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    when they first came out i invested in them i did get a real good domain name but i find it useless as you weren't able to use it as a domain name and you needed to use there interface. Just curious what is the intial purpose of .tel domains.
     
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  2. Grego85

    Grego85 Fire.Horse VIP

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    I cant remember exactly what the restrictions used to be years ago, but now it is a normally functioning 3 letter pronounceable extension with meaning and a low renewal fee.

    'tel' could obviously be short for 'tele' which means anything over a distance. Pretty big changes in the world pertaining to this digital/distance phenomena. Could be potential for some valuable domains in this extension imo.
     
  3. Josytal

    Josytal Top Contributor VIP

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    Here is an interesting article about tel. Never knew myself:

    https://searchunifiedcommunications.techtarget.com/definition/Tel#:~:text=with your network:-,.,based in the United Kingdom.

    Some important extracts from the long article:

    .Tel is a top-level domain (TLD) that makes it possible to register telephone numbers as domain names on the Internet and to associate those domain names with multiple Internet-based communication services.

    The .tel TLD was originally proposed in 1998 by Telnic, a corporation based in the United Kingdom. Their application to the Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for .Tel was approved in 2006. According to Khashayar Mahdavi, CEO of Telnic, "The .tel domain offers the first genuinely different use of domains since .com was first created. It will provide seamless integration of existing methods of communication with emerging technologies like VoIP (Voice over IP). This places the .tel domain at the core of the next phase of Internet development."
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2021
  4. lock

    lock DomainUsed.com VIP

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    It was pretty much sabotaged with dot mobi release a couiple of years later i expected it to fair stronger but .mobi actually made some decent sales and was marketed strong.
     
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  5. Donmarick

    Donmarick Established Member

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    the idea was good, but the domain world growing fast.
     

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