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Cash in On .TEL TLDS

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by Gogeta, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. Gogeta

    Gogeta Power Member

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    Has anyone purchased any .tel domains yet.
     
  2. wakkaoaka

    wakkaoaka BANNED BANNED

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    http://www.domainmonster.com/tel-registration/?gclid=CNjo3arevpcCFRNOagod_hGKSA
    costs like 400 bucks O.O at least its not as much as .bs :p

    damn jr vip looks so much hotter than power member...
     
  3. antsaoo

    antsaoo Supreme Member

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    wtf 400 bucks for domain , ye right i will start my own domain company its ACAN :O

    lol
     
  4. netjedi

    netjedi Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    what the? $400 .tel? doesnt sound nice at all.
     
  5. jbryant30

    jbryant30 Regular Member

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    Yeah. seems .tel costs a pretty penny. I'll see what happens and maybe invest idk. This is almost like the .ws domain thing except .ws was cheaper
     
  6. wakkaoaka

    wakkaoaka BANNED BANNED

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    .bs is $800 bucks, its an expensive sort of humor. i think porn.bs is available, cant remember.

    If you check that link i posted you will see that in march the price will be significantly cheaper than $400.
     
  7. emgxxg

    emgxxg Registered Member

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    Whats insane are the prices for 1-3 character .ws domain. I believe the 3 character domains are for 500$ p.a. , 2 characters are for $1000 p.a. and 1 character are the best at $50k per year :eek:
     
  8. scubaslick

    scubaslick Regular Member

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    I'm not going on a buying spree or anything, but you should keep in mind:

    .tel is reminescent of "telephone".

    The next couple of years will be a cell phone web 3.0 marketplace.

    It's easy to forget that sms is a massive worldwide phenomenon and likely to remain so for nearly a decade. The .tel domain could potentially be gold.

    I'm giving it a 30ish% chance, but if you have some cash to drop that you can afford to lose... a few grand might be worth 10x return next year.

    If you can't afford it, and most people shouldn't, spend it in more solid methods.

    My point is to remember that .com has made people millions. Invest $500 (5 years of registration for beer.com; back in the day squatting on a domain was expensive) to sell out for millions.

    Just saying...
     
  9. devilsoldcoats

    devilsoldcoats Newbie

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    The initial registration period is open only to businesses and organizations with trademarked names that want to secure the related .tel address for a fee of about $400 a year.

    A "land rush" period, in which anyone can buy domain names for around $150 a year, begins Feb. 3. After March 24, domain names will be available for around $20 a year.

    The new domain, which stores and encrypts contact information directly into the Domain Name System, has the potential to become a phone book for the Internet.

    A .tel domain name links to the contact information of businesses, organizations and individuals. Information can include telephone numbers; links to Web sites, including a Facebook or MySpace page; e-mail addresses; instant messaging names, and, if you wish, identities for virtual games like Xbox Live or Second Life.

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    http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/12/02/tel-them-where-to-find-you/
    essentially, what they are pushing .tel to be used for is like a live contact. instead of adding someone's email, you would add someone.tel, when someone then updates their contact details via DNS, they will be updated in everyone's address book where someone.tel is listed.
     
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  10. wakkaoaka

    wakkaoaka BANNED BANNED

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    Would it be a good idea to use .tel instead of .mobi? Like. For ringtones?