Posts Tagged ‘telnic’

Fabulously Dramatic .tel Names Still Available Dahhhhling!

Monday, September 28th, 2009

It’s fall and we can finally fling off the barbeques and picnics of summer and move into loftier pursuits – like the theatre. I can barely believe that these “front row” dot tel names are yours for the buying.

Farce
Interlude
Playbill
CurtainCall
Ovation
Understudy
Swordfight
Kabuki
Libretto
StandingOvation
LeadingLady
LeadingMan
Macbeth
LadyMacbeth
Soliliquy
Troupe
OffBroadway
Masque
Hiss
Ballad
Disguise
FringeFestival
ComedyFestival
KingLear
Sandbag
Prologue
Rake
Repertory
Offstage
Pantomime

On with the show, this is it!

Tracking Calls from your .TEL Name

Friday, May 29th, 2009

If you want to know how many people use the phone numbers that you publish on your .TEL name, you can subscribe to a service called “remote call forwarded phone number” or “market extension line” AKA “market expansion line”. phone-tracking-tel

Most phone companies offer this service, which gives you a tracking phone number that you put into .tel.

Here is a description of remote call forwarding as provided by my Canadian phone company, as well as a description of market expansion line from a major American phone company.

When somebody uses that number, the call is forwarded to your actual line, but call duration and the total number of calls is tracked by the phone company. You then get a report with all the data to demonstrate how your .tel phone line is working.

If your phone company does not provide the service you need, you can also set up a tracking line forwarded to a toll-free number. This should provide you with similar data. While most phone companies will charge for the tracking number service, it’s typically a small fee.

We hope that using these tools will provide you a clearer picture of the volume of calls coming from your .TEL name.

.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.

.TEL News – Superbook is now available for iPhone Users

Monday, May 25th, 2009

iphone-street-handSuperbook is the new iPhone address book application that leverages .TEL to connect you with your contacts instantly.

This .TEL specific application will read any of your contacts who have a .TEL name and make them instantly accessible to you. Superbook searches all your contacts and tells you where they are on a map. Contact the closest ones at the touch of a button. Cool features include the ability to sort your contacts by distance to you (do this under “settings”).

Superbook is available off of Apple’s app store, or you can download it/learn more about it at http://superbook.tel/.

200,000 .Tel Domains Registered. Check Out Our List of Available .Tel’s.

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Yup, it’s true. Dot-tel has reached 200,000 registrations. At this point it’s probably safe to assume that:

  • Common dictionary words and place names have been registered.
  • All 3 letter combinations are likely gone
  • Numbers have been snapped up
  • Trademarks are safeguarded

So what does that leave?  Lot’s apparently!

Popular phrases and word combinations come to mind. Family names.  And surprisingly, lot’s of cool, single words are also still available.  After finding out that 171,476 words are currently in use according to the Oxford English Dictionary , we figured plenty of good ones must be left.

A colleague and I rambled off 25 words each in rapid succession, then entered them into a .TEL domain search and got the following results (as of 2:21 pm PST on Friday, May 22nd):

Crows.tel  Available    
Punch.tel  Taken   Whois | Make Offer
Cardboard.tel  Taken   Whois | Make Offer
Fixate.tel  Available 
Impressive.tel  Taken   Whois | Make Offer
Rationale.tel  Available    
Vitality.tel  Taken   Whois | Make Offer
Operational.tel  Taken   Whois | Make Offer
Glamorous.tel  Taken   Whois | Make Offer
Impossibility.tel  Available    
Fabricate.tel  Available    
Sleuth.tel  Taken   Whois | Make Offer
Sneakers.tel  Taken   Whois | Make Offer
Ciao.tel  Taken   Whois | Make Offer
Arriba.tel  Available    
Bonbons.tel  Taken   Whois | Make Offer
Folksong.tel  Available 
Immediacy.tel  Available    
Cuddles.tel  Taken   Whois | Make Offer
Template.tel  Taken   Whois | Make Offer
Tackle.tel  Taken   Whois | Make Offer
Wandering.tel  Available    
Stinger.tel  Available    
Reaction.tel  Taken   Whois | Make Offer
Swollen.tel  Available    
Irritant.tel  Available
    
Refreshing.tel  Taken 
Breezy.tel  Available
    
Tender.tel  Taken   Whois | Make Offer
Touching.tel  Taken   Whois | Make Offer
Engaging.tel  Available    
Decisive.tel  Available 
Burnt.tel  Available    
Limerick.tel  Taken   Whois | Make Offer
Siamese.tel  Available    
Ocean.tel  Taken   Whois | Make Offer
Trapeze.tel  Taken   Whois | Make Offer
Parachute.tel  Taken   Whois | Make Offer
Olivertwist.tel  Available    
Artisan.tel  Taken   Whois | Make Offer
Ample.tel  Available
Taxonomy.tel Available

Now go search for your own, or snag yourself one of the above names.