Posts Tagged ‘TelPages’

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.

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 – http://www.qwista.com/eng – 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.

DotTelFinder.com – http://www.dottelfinder.com/directory/ – 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 – http://www.jepaa.com/ – it too indexes the DNS. It’s a bit slower than the other two.

Telnic will be launching TelPages – http://www.telpages.com/ – soon.

Dottelcentral.com – http://www.dottelcentral.com – 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.