Archive for the ‘tel’ Category

Drive by…….. dot telling?

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

When you drive by a For Lease or For Rent sign on a commercial property you may be lucky to make a note of the realtor or the phone number. If you do get one of those, you’re going to contact the realtor and ask the following things: what’s the square footage and what’s price per square foot.

So now you’ve found out it’s 8000 square feet and it’s $60 a square foot. Too big and way too expensive! So you’ve wasted your time and you’ve wasted the realtor’s time.

If, on the other hand, the only thing on the sign was the dot tel name, the realtor would have a prequalified lead when phone rang. “How” you ask?

If you add the price, the square footage and links to the pictures in to the .tel, the customer just has to type the .tel name into their smart phone and in an instant all the key information they need to know is available.

When they “click to call” on the realtor’s phone number that is also available in the .tel, the realtor is getting an interested party on the end of the line not just an information inquiry.

So commercial realtors everywhere – heed my call: Put dot tel on your For Lease and For Rent signs – you’ll thank me for it.

The Dot Tel Meetup – a great way to learn more and share more about .tel

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Vancouver is a hotbed of activity for .tel and leading the way are the attendees of the monthly dot tel meetup www.meetup.com/dotTel/. There are 142 entrepreneurs in Vancouver who are .tel evangelists.

Getting between 30 and 40 attendees each time, these monthly meeting have been the go to place for connecting with avid .tel holders.

Telnic is usually kind enough to video Skype in to share new and upcoming plans and features and each meeting has a particular focus – be it monetizing, to getting others to use theirs more, to building out directories.

There is a plan in the works to extend the reach from Vancouver into the wider world with Go To Webinar.

If you have a topic you would like to present (from wherever you are in the world), you can email Marilyn, the organizer, through meetup.com once you have signed in.

Blackberry owners – Hornet 1.07 is available now

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Hornet, the Blackberry address book for dot tel, has undergone an upgrade and is now available for download.

The release addresses the display issues caused by updates to long descriptions for records and it provides support for long text in the keyword sections. It improves the labels for lesser used record types.

Upgrading to 1.07 won’t immediately fix any display issues the user was having. The user must refresh the contact and then save it again. The next time they view the record, the display issues will be addressed.

Any user wanting to upgrade from 1.03 to 1.07 must first upgrade to 1.05, otherwise they will lose their list of .tel names. Upgrading from 1.05 or 1.06 to 1.07 will not result in the loss of .TEL names.

The easiest way to upgrade is to browse to http://hornet.tel on the Blackberry, click the download link, then click either the Storm or OS 4.2+ link (Blackberry users should know the difference). The link will ask if they want to download the application. Just say Yes and follow the instructions. A restart is required to complete the installation.

Hornet can also be found on the web at www.hornethub.com.

Dot tel gift cards in retail locations….now!

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

The  dot tel gift cards have hit retail locations!  Here is a picture of Nick Ellery of CanTalk Wireless posing with them at his store in British Columbia, Canada.

This is the first time a domain name has been sold in retail locations as a gift card.

Nick Ellery of CanTalk Wireless and .tel gift cards

Nick Ellery of CanTalk Wireless and .tel gift cards

You can find CanTalk at www.cantalkwireless.ca and can follow them on Twitter @cantalkwireless .

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.

http://beta.telpages.com/search.action

Telpages screenshot

When I searched for Contractor, it brought up loads of results with contractor.tel coming out on top.  It has a nice feature of any of the subdomains under contractor.tel 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 Calgary.tel was #1.