Archive for the ‘tel’ Category

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!

Does anyone you know have a dot tel?

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Dot tel is so new, it’s difficult to know if anyone in your business or personal circles has one. Fortunately there are many directories out there to help you find like minded individuals of your acquaintance.

Qwista – – it indexes all the DNS entries. It has a mobile version that worked well on the Blackberry. You can choose to search for business or individuals. – – it is an opt in directory that has a basic listing that is free and a premium listing that is $2.55 one time. Dottelfinder aggregates tweets about .tel and also aggregates news coming from Telnic and some prominent .tel blogs (including this one!).

Jepaa – – it too indexes the DNS. It’s a bit slower than the other two.

Telnic will be launching TelPages – – soon. – – is a yahoo style browseable directory that is opt-in. The nice thing about this directory is that all the .tel names included in it, are fleshed out.

In these directories you may stumble across a company or person who is doing something you are interested in – just like a Google search – but drilled down to their essential contact details.

Vancouver Steps Up Interest in TEL

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

According to One Vancouver ( the community portal for .TEL in Vancouver, BC activity levels around .TEL have increased dramatically over the past few weeks …

According to One Vancouver  the community portal for .TEL in Vancouver, BC activity levels around .TEL have increased dramatically over the past few weeks. One Vancouver seeks to create a focal point for different parties interested in .TEL. Partners currently involved include mobility stores, a business network, search engine specialist and even an national coffee chain.

The group’s activity is centred on getting the word out to people in the local community – raising awareness about .tel and what it means to local business. There are speaking engagements, exhibits, broad based advertising including billboards, television and radio, organised meet ups and highly targeted advertising based at specific industries in the area.

By joining forces, the One Vancouver partners have managed to reach a large local audience and get people talking about .TEL. The group have a number of programs already underway and a long list of activities planned for the coming months to keep the dialogue continuing within the local business community.

Read the full article at One Vancouver.