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Beta version of the official tel search engine “Telpages” has launched

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Telpages is the official Search Engine for .tels brought to you by Telnic.  It’s in Beta right now.

Telpages screenshot

When I searched for Contractor, it brought up loads of results with coming out on top.  It has a nice feature of any of the subdomains under will show up slightly indented below it.

The Advanced Search had the handy feature of letting me search by “Where”.  When I put in Calgary, it gave me 346 hits and was #1.

Another fun video from

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Is it just me or don’t we all have a new found love of stick figure videos!  The amusing folks at have come up with another winner.


It shows the utility of having all your contact data in one place and apparently the added benefit of using it to pick up your local health practitioner.

My line is always – “dot tel – it’s useful, not sexy” – maybe I’m going to have to change that to “it’s useful and sexy”.

November showers bring … Rainy Day .tel Names

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Let’s embrace the crappy November weather by celebrating it with rain themed dot tel names.

From Discovery Educations Clip Art Gallery. Mark A. Hicks, illustrator.

From Discovery Education's Clip Art Gallery. Mark A. Hicks, illustrator.

Once again, I can’t believe these have not been taken:

Hop to it and register one of these before the monsoons hit!

Spotted on the Street – .tel!

Friday, October 30th, 2009

I was super excited to see a  dot tel name on the side of van. 

The nice people at Pipe Dreams Plumbing in Coquitlam, BC Canada got the easy to remember name of

You’re stopped at the light, next to the van and you can type into Hornet for Blackberry or Superbook for iPhone  and you are set for your next burst pipe or flooded basement. – to the rescue!

Simply .TEL

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

TelRegistration ( have created a great series of fun short animations that really get to the heart of .TEL. 

Each video illustrates a different aspect of .TEL showing just how simple and useful .TEL can be. They’ve really capured the essence of .TEL and conveyed it in a way that is not only easy to understand but great fun too.

There are three in the series so far. Check them out on YouTube. Keep up the great work guys!

Easy Instant Website 

Easy Instant Website / Online Business Card with .TEL

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How to be Cool with Your Own TEL Name 

How to be Cool with Your Own .TEL Name

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Forget Phone Numbers - Dial Your Name with .TELForget Phone Numbers. Dial Your Name with .TEL

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