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Future For Domaining?

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The future for domains is not looking to bright, in my opinion. Nothing has really turned any heads over the past year. If you take a look 4-5 years ago, there were so many different events going on within the world of domains. New extensions were on the rise… remember .mobi? Just think about how many companies you .mobi for their mobile website. The answer? Close to none, from what I’ve seen. That had to be one of the biggest flops.  I’d like your feedback as well to see what you think!

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October 21, 2010 at 2:44 am

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New Extension Takes On .MOBI

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A new extension has been announced. The .TEL extension will launch in early December 2008. This extension could cause harm to .MOBI. It will be interesting to see how this extension will be adopted and used in comparison to .MOBI. The main idea behind the .TEL extension is:

  • Integration of any and all means of communication (i.e. Phone numbers, IM, VOIP, email, social media)
  • Real time publishing of your contact information on the Internet
  • Full ownership of your published data
  • Protection of your private data, only viewable by people you authorize
  • Simple structured navigation to easily reach the most relevant information
  • High speed global access optimized for mobile devices
  • Multi-language, search engine-friendly structured information and keywords

This new sponsored top level domain (sTLD) was recently announced at the ICANN meeting in Paris. Sunrise applications will start to be accepted on December 3, 2008.  Landrush will open on February 3, 2009 and close on March 23, 2009. General public registration will open on March 24, 2009.

More information can be found on the Telnic website. Telnic is a UK based registry operator found in 2000.

Additional Resources:

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Written by domainblog

June 22, 2008 at 4:20 pm