Posts Tagged ‘tel name’

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.

411 Takes a Beating – .TEL to the Rescue!

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

driversclubThere is a fun new .tel advert in town.  This poor girl can’t catch a break when using the automated 411 service. 

Dot tel to the rescue!

She could have called them on her smart phone via their .tel, in 1/16th of the time it was taking to make her way through the “unrecognized” world that is 411.

Oh dot tel – we ♥ you so.

Wanted: Blackberry Alpha Testers

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

hornet logoHornet, the new .tel address book for Blackberry is in the final stages of development ahead of its beta release. Hornet is a free app for Blackberry smart phone devices. Hornet is similar to the native Blackberry address book and users should find its functions simple and familiar – but without the need to key in contact information!

hornet_blackberryHornet is available for Blackberry smart phones that operate OS 4.2 and higher. A separate version for the Blackberry Storm supports landscape/portrait viewing and special functions to control the popup keyboard.

Limited testing has been undertaken in the US, Canada and the UK with great results, but we are now looking for a broader group of alpha testers to provide feedback, especially about carrier compatibility.

In addition to minor tweaks (dialog text, minor UI changes), we’re putting together the launch site which will include download pages, detailed app description, support pages and comprehensive user guide.

In the meantime, both the OS 4.2+ and Storm versions can be downloaded over the air direct to your Blackberry at

Please send your candid feedback and comments to and if possible, include your location, carrier, device and OS.

Thanks for your help! We look forward to your feedback.

5 fun uses for .TEL

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009
  1. Lost and Found.  Engrave your dot tel on your bike, flat panel, skis etc.  Hopefully a good Samaritan or the cops will give you a call after they have found your missing item.
  2. Ear tattoos for your pet. What the heck does the # in their ear actually mean?  You’re able to identify them at the  pound with the serial # but a .tel in their ear would allow you to be called after your pet has run amok in a flower bed three streets away. 
  3. Witness Protection.  The feds have renamed you Dorcas Jones.  Dorcas Jones’s mother would like to speak to her son every now and then.  She’s armed with his “new” dot tel.  Even stool pigeons can’t escape the long arm of motherly love. 
  4. Resume Information Aggregator. You go to a job fair.  Instead of inundating the recruiters with another sheaf of paper, you are charming and witty and hand them a card with your .tel on it.  Your .tel holds links to an article you wrote, awards you have been given and a pdf version of your resume.  Sure, some of this may be on your Facebook page, but now you can avoid the inevitable question “So what’s up with you and that donkey in Mexico”?
  5. Raves.  The location record in .tel has never looked so good.  You update it at 12am on Wednesday and by 1am your abandoned fish guttery is jammed to the gills.

.TEL Tips n’ Tricks – Get your .tel picked up by search engines

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Now that you have set up your .TEL domain and are familiar with the ins and outs of Telhosting, it’s high time your .tel domain gets picked up by some  search engines.

If you want to be found, follow the steps below. seo

If you don’t want to be found – eg. your .TEL is for personal use only with contacts, friends and family – ignore the rest of this post ;)

To get your .tel domain picked up by search engines, you can submit it on official websites, such as:

Indexation will take time (up to 8 weeks sometimes) depending on the search engine and other external factors, but it’s expected to help search engines pick up your .tel quicker.

Of course spreading your .TEL name around, linking to it from your primary website, publishing it in directories, plastering it on signage and business cards, etc. etc., will  help it gain traction too.