viernes, 27 de septiembre de 2013

A phone number sold for $500k USD

A phone number sold for $500k USD

Post by Tely Today at 2:12 pm
Indian Startup has purchased the national Indian phone number 03-333-333-333 for $500,000 USD.



Most expensive mobile phone number-world record set by Qtel

Post by Clever Today at 2:50 pm
Qatar - 666 6666 for about $2,750,000 (May 2006)

China - 8888 8888 for about $480,000 to Sichuan Airlines

domingo, 22 de septiembre de 2013

Why it pays to get listed online

Why it pays to get listed online

SEO – or Search Engine Optimisation – is the process of structuring a web page so it is found, read and indexed by online search engines. Why is this important? Imagine what it would be like if no one could easily find their way to your business, or even worse, your telephone number. Most small businesses couldn’t continue for long in such a situation. And the same thing can happen with your mobile website if people can’t easily locate it online.
Obviously, you’re going to let all your existing customers know about your new mobile website address and people who are already familiar with your company should be able to find your site without too much difficulty.
But can you be sure that every potential customer has been reached by your local advertising? What about people who don’t read the local magazines or newspapers where you chose to place advertisements?
That’s where search engines come in. People can just enter a few words into a search engine text box, click a button and voila – there’s a link to your website. This is where SEO comes in.
It’s like a phone book – but bigger
SEO is vital to businesses of any size. Today a staggering 90% of all online traffic to websites is achieved through search engines. These search engines operate much like the phone book used to, but on a much larger scale.
By searching a topic online you can find businesses that offer the services you need. That search could be for a local auto repair shop or for a particular company – for example, a friend may have recommended John’s Service Station, but you don’t have the phone number for that business.
An astounding 250 million online searches are carried out every day in the UK. That makes it vital to ensure you’re one of the businesses that is visible and easy for online searchers to find. In other words, you need to get listed in as many regional and local online directories as possible as local business directories are a great way of letting search engines know that you exist. And there are plenty of online directories out there.
Create once – publish everywhere
The good news is you don’t need to be a technical whizz to get seen and heard online. That’s because a new free of charge service from Telnames does all the hard work for you!
As soon as you sign up for a .tel mobile website, Telnames automatically distributes your business listing and .tel website URL to a whole range of publishing partners – including Bing, Yahoo!, BT, Scott,,, Local Mole and many, many others.
Within days of getting a Telnames .tel, you’ll appear in relevant search engine keyword searches, on online directories and in Bing local search – a key way of generating all-important local sales leads and instantly boosting your search ranking on all search engines.
All you have to do is make sure your .tel name is well populated and ready for customers to visit and make contact.

The Flying Chef

Customer Case Study: The Flying Chef

Street food business gets noticed with Telnames
The British street food movement is gaining momentum with some real food heroes serving up delicious high quality grub at affordable prices.
The Flying Chef is one such company. This high quality mobile catering venture makes its own sausages from local raised pork, served up with freshly baked bread for local suppliers plus a choice of delicious toppings, including their infamous homemade hot sweet chilli relish, and side orders.
Founded by Jonathan Smith and Christine McClellan in 1992, the Flying Chef started out as a single motorbike and sidecar stall. Today, they operate four mobile stalls – all instantly recognisable with their signature black and maroon canopies.
Selected by Richard Johnson, food journalist at the Guardian and founder of the British Street Food Awards, as one of the top 250 British street food vendors in the UK, the Flying Chef plies its trade at venues and locations across East Anglia – and beyond. What do you do?
“We started the street food revolution in the UK,” says Christine McClellan. “Jonathan designed and built our very first motorbike and side car stall – and the rest, as they say, is history.”
With its emphasis on high quality and fresh ingredients, the Flying Chef has built up a loyal following of regulars. Its stalls appear at weekly trading sites in towns, as well as local events like antique markets, food festivals and Christmas markets. Its vintage Russian Dnepr motorbike stall is regularly in demand for special events like weddings, corporate events and private parties.
“The food served up by street traders in Britain has won widespread recognition. There’s a buzz around ‘real food for real people’ at the moment and the BBC’s annual Food and Farming Awards now feature a Best Street Food or Takeaway category,” continues Christine.
“The trick is getting the word out there to our fans and foodie followers,” says Christine. “Like many other street vendors, we’re not content to stand around and hope people can find us. Instead we’re using social media to bring in the crowds, promote our latest flavour offerings and let followers know where and when we’re appearing next.”
.Tel us: Why do you use a Telnames .tel?
“We’ve worked hard to build our profile and reputation on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter – which is how we came to the attention of the British Street Food organisation,” explains Christine.
“People like Sheila Dillon of the BBC’s Food Programme follow us and we’ve been selected for the British Street Food App that sets out to showcase the best street food in Britain. Downloaded to your mobile phone, you can use the app to see who’s trading near you – you can even photograph and review the food you try on stalls and tell others about great foodie finds.”
Building a street food community and a following is a great way for the Flying Chef to get the attention – and customers – it deserves. Which is why setting up seemed like such a logical next step.
“We wanted a mobile-friendly website and a Telnames .tel made perfect sense,” Christine continues. “Street food is all about people on the move – and our .tel makes it easy for people to find us on their smartphone when they’re out and about, clicking on our social media links to get the latest hot updates.”
“It’s made it possible for us to create a ‘virtual circle’ that brings everything together, showcasing perfectly what we’re all about.”
.Tel us: How has your Telnames .tel helped your business?
In the last few years the Flying Chef has been trying out new venues to expand and grow its business.
“We’ve shifted our emphasis to specialist venues like food festivals, and we’ve found that our new .tel is a handy ‘one stop shop’ for organisers to check out our credentials, explore our social media feeds, and make a decision about whether to invite us to join their event,” says Christine.
The Flying Chef team is also building a regular pitch at local pubs like the Ox and Plough, where they appear by invite.
“The Ox and Plough runs a Two Wheel Tuesday event for anyone with a Harley, sports bike, scooter, chopper or trike – or even a sports or classic car,” continues Christine. “Our motorbike stall fits right in with the theme and spirit of the event which draws in fans of everything two wheeled who enjoy getting together. We use our .tel to promote our appearances and offer money-off coupons.”
Creating a mobile-friendly website has made a world of difference to the Flying Chef when it comes to getting noticed by new customers and local contacts direct from their phones.
“It’s really hard to put a value on what a .tel has done for our business. We love it so much we’ve recommended Telnames to friends and colleagues with their own local business ventures.”
Christine McClellan, Partner, The Flying Chef

If a caller dials +868686868686, the following could happen:

 If a caller dials +868686868686, the following could happen:

  • While dialing +868686868686, your smartphone tells you whom you are calling (with the information from
  • While the call gets connected, the .tel website of the callee could get opened simultaneously.
  • If the number +868686868686 is busy, alternative numbers from the .tel could be offered.
  • Specific content from the .tel could be pushed to the caller's smartphone display.
  • A voice mail goes into the cloud (as redirected by the .tel) instead to the hardware of the callee at home.
  • The call history could go into the cloud, too.
  • The smartphone could offer to send an e-mail to the owner of instead of dialing +868686868686.
  • can ask the caller if he wants to connect his own .tel with the .tel of the callee.
  • Third-party providers could provide additional services based on your calls.
  • Based on the information on a .tel, the caller can get much additional information (e.g. customized advertising, coupons, opening hours, routing information).
 Coupons require location sensitivity provided by geo location.

Name calling is just a joke, which might had prospective sense 8 to 7 years ago.
6B+ mobile phones + phone directory Embedded into each mobile phones, and embarked vocal recognition just killed this idea which emerged at times there where no mobile internet clear vision, neither friendly GUIs on smartphones to manage embarked phone contacts, nor enough processing power to support voice recognition.

So just put aside that LochNessMonsterKillerApp quest concerning Joe public, as there are so many ways of offering better lookalike usage with existing free or paid products or Tools.

And large stake holders were polite in their answers to name calling new entrants :
"show me your millions of customers/users with your TEL (or your CallName) and then I will adapt my business for win/win (alt. to take advantage or yours). But in the meantime, just continue to use our traditionnal (regularly upgraded) numbering plans for calling" ,
and honestly the 200K+ "TEL owners" (counting dormants porfolioed ones several times) just show they could have been less less polite in their answer.

CallName which was mentionned above , although FREE, based on App download, and supposedly somehow viral once you enter your friends directory into the app, has only...... 234 likes on Facebook !!!!

Therefore do not loose time on this side of the moon, whom finger it is showing the moon.

On the other side of this moon, there are already in the sky new galaxies with Facebook already with 1B+ users and testing social calling, Skype with 200M+ is a reality ,not to mention Viber and others, or captive MM+ of Facetime users or BBM users, .... or billions of incumbant mobile users.

So if one of these stake holder is going to go extend "Name calling" to a large scale from what they already offer commercially or test now, it might look like .... social calling and social calling plans (offensive or defensive).
So IMHO , it is dangerous to rely on exploring tiny paths when there are already growing highways direct to your intended destination with growing trafic on them...better try to build the right car to speed correctly on these highways !!!

So either one finds some smart usage delivering added value (confort, ease of use, cheaper call, voice messaging, etc BUT adding value) a very simple and intuitive way using capabilities of TELs ( so not an enthusiastic geek vision, but a base dow to earth short sighted vision of millions of Joe public), that self propagates and build  such standalone MM+ users base, .....
or more reasonnably ... try to use already existing MM+ users bases from Fbook, BBRY, 2.75GSM etc,  to leverage introduction of a new service or a new application complementing what does exist already and based on TEL DNS.
Otherwise, change your destination/plan .

Of course on enterprise segment, one could still dream about name calling, we should say brand calling (small business are unknown names so you cannot go name calling, you have to go for search or for directory , so easier move for Joe public whatever results).
Brand calling does exist already the traditionnal way (1-800-vanity ) ... and new comers would have to speak fluently marketing & branding and afford marketing campaign costs to grab some market shares whatever the underlying technology.

And eventhough, traditionnal Brand calling can be soon be bypassed by solutions with higher added value delivered on final goal, which is mobile local shop discovery ( as a distributor of some famous brand)  and mobile purchasing/booking/prepaying with coupons or mobile money IN-store, the next battle field after the now mature business model of online e-commerce .
That is why Paypal, Fbook, Google, Apple & others are all pushing their last meter solutions these weeks/months, fishing with beacons for IRL local shops discovery from mobile, to try to turn the table upside down and cash in over walled gardens conscientiously tidied by banks and credit card operators.
In this picture Telname pre packed TEL as well as bare TELs as a cheap/easy/fast central point of contact/discovery for local shops, can still play a role towards this solutions (to be defined) because of the initial positionning at Icann level of TEL as a central point of contact, whatever fuzzy pictures comes out to mind through the TEL tracks record so far.
Of course you can do that with a dot com.
But Joe public has already tried to connect to a dot com website from his mobile or to search from Google on his mobile and he is not getting what he is looking for,  at this time.
And for the apps, Joe public is still not fully interested nor in fact understand about mobile apps either , needing too much trouble and education/marketing upon his side and are at first sight too complex regarding what he feels are only basic questions/needs.

So why not TEL ? it is easier to Paypal Fbook Google or any other OTT, based on the size of their users, to ask (or even request ) free of charge to TELnic to do some move to retrofit TELs with some additionnal features or appropriate pitch positionning .
It might be possible for them to discuss the same way with dotMobi, but might be more costly and less pure vanilla picture compared to initial pitch delivered by dot mobi at Icann and engraved into hundreds of DN registrars .

So inventing or encouraging new usage of TEL sticking to Joe public mobile or Joe public social daily use and needs simplifying his digital life in his respective communities or circles, would bring more benefits than dreaming of bare name calling, ALTHOUGH LONG NUMBERS are available to register soon from TELnic, which is supposedly the purpose of this collection of threads about long number registering (but never  said "longPHONEnumber TEL registering only ) .

miércoles, 18 de septiembre de 2013

martes, 17 de septiembre de 2013

Telnic anuncia la disponibilidad de cadenas de dominio totalmente numéricas

COMUNICADO: Telnic anuncia la disponibilidad de cadenas de dominio totalmente numéricas

LONDRES, September 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
    -- Telnic anuncia la disponibilidad de cadenas de dominio largas totalmente numéricas a partir del 15 de octubre  
    Telnic Limited (, el operador de registro para el domingo de alto nivel .tel (TLD) centrado en las comunicaciones, ha anunciado hoy que las cadenas de dominio .tel totalmente numéricas de ocho dígitos o más largas estarán disponibles en octubre. 
    Los registradores que desean registrar cadenas como o podrán hacerlo a través de los registradores acreditados ICANN desde las 15:00 GMT del martes 15 de octubre. 
    "Los registradores tienen una mayor opción de registrar un nombre .tel o un nombre .tel bajo el que publicar todo tipo de información de contacto online", dijo Khashayar Mahdavi, consejero delegado de Telnic. "Esto supone que si el cliente conoce el nombre de la empresa o el número de teléfono de una empresa, puede ser localizado online rápidamente de un modo móvil". 
    Los registros se efectuarán en una base del "primero en llegar, primero en ser atendido". El precio minorista se fija por los registradores acreditados ICANN y sus revendedores, pero se prevé que esté ampliamente en línea con el precio de .tel existente. 
    Una lista de los actuales registradores acreditados ICANN que ofrecen registros de dominio .tel puede encontrarse en 
    Para más información sobre .tel y Telnic, visite 
    Nota a los redactores: 
    Acerca de Telnic Limited - vea 
    Contacto principal - Justin Hayward, director de comunicaciones, Telnic Limited:

all-numeric .tel domain strings of eight digits or longer will be made available in October 2013.

Telnic Limited, the Registry Operator for the communications-focused .tel top level domain (TLD), today announced that all-numeric .tel domain strings of eight digits or longer will be made available in October 2013.

Registrants wishing to register strings such as or will be able to do so through ICANN-accredited Registrars from 15:00 GMT on Tuesday 15th October 2013.

"Registrants now have an increased choice of registering a .tel name or a .tel number under which they can publish all types of contact information online," said Khashayar Mahdavi, CEO of Telnic. "This means that if the customer knows either the business name or telephone number for a business, it can be reached online quickly in a mobile-friendly way."

Registrations will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Retail pricing is set by ICANN-accredited Registrars and their resellers, but it is anticipated to be broadly in line with existing .tel pricing.

A list of current ICANN-accredited Registrars that offer .tel domain registrations can be found at
Go Daddy objects to numeric .tel domains

Go Daddy has objected to Telnic’s plan to start selling numeric .tel domain names, saying that it, among other things, “smells a lot like gaming”.

Telnic applied to ICANN last month to revise its registry contract to enable it to start selling domains containing numbers and hyphens.

I speculated a month ago that the International Telecommunications Union might object to the proposal, for reasons I explained in some depth.

(Briefly, Telnic won the .tel sponsored TLD partly because it promised for years not to enable domains that could look like phone numbers.)

But the ITU had nothing to say, at least in terms of the ICANN public comment period.

Go Daddy’s Tim Ruiz did object last Saturday on related grounds, telling ICANN:

We believe that this request cannot be granted without requiring the rebidding of the .tel sTLD itself. It is unfair to other applicants and potential applicants to allow an sTLD to change its purpose after the fact.

Since community, purpose, and use were such important aspects of the sTLD allocation decisions it seems inappropriate, fundamentally unfair, and even smells a lot like gaming, to allow an sTLD to change those aspects without an opportunity for others to bid competitively.
In response to Ruiz’s letter, Telnic chief executive Khashayar Mahdavi wrote to ICANN:

The restriction on all-numeric strings has nothing to do with the nature of .tel and was instead a measure put in place to address initial concerns about potential conflicts with ENUM… We believe time and the growing understanding of the .tel technology have proven such a conflict does not exist.
ENUM is a protocol for addressing voice services using the DNS. It uses dots between each individual digit of a phone number, which would be specifically disallowed under Telnic’s plans.

Mahdavi also expressed confusion as to why Go Daddy bothered to object – it is not currently a registry, it does not carry .tel domains and it will presumably not be affected by the relaxation of the .tel rules.

Is it possible the registrar is taking a principled stance?

Ruiz also noted:

We believe that certain other recent requests under the guise of the RSEP [Registry Services Evaluation Process] by sTLDs were also likely inappropriate for similar reasons
He didn’t specify which sTLDs he was talking about. Without wishing to put words into his mouth, I can think of at least one that fits the description.

The Telnic proposal has already passed ICANN’s staff evaluation. I expect it could come before the board next month at its Cartagena meeting.

In separate news, Telnic’s less-controversial proposal to start selling one and two-character .tel domains has now passed its ICANN evaluation.

Will ITU object to phone number .tel domains?

Should Telnic be allowed to let people register their phone numbers as .tel domain names?

That’s the question ICANN is currently posing to the internet-using public, after it determined that allowing numeric-only .tel domains does not pose a security and stability threat.

If you can register a phone number in almost every other gTLD (except VeriSign’s .name), then why not in .tel? On the face of it, it’s a no-brainer.

But Telnic’s request represents a huge U-turn, reversing a position it has held for 10 years, that runs the risk of drawing the attention of the International Telecommunications Union.

Telnic originally applied for .tel during ICANN’s very first new gTLD round, back in 2000.

The third-party evaluator ICANN hired to review the new TLD applications clearly assumed that .tel domains would be mainly text-based, noting that Telnic, unlike other .tel bids:

does not make use of phone numbers in the sub-domain name, but instead uses names to designate the intended destination of VoIP calls… the Telnic application appears to have the least impact on PSTN numbering.
The report added, parenthetically: “It should be noted that Telnic’s application does not explicitly renounce the future use of numbers”.

That all changed after November 2000, when the ITU wrote to ICANN to express concerns about the four proposed telephony-related TLDs:

it is the view of ITU that it would be premature for ICANN to grant any E.164-related TLD application as this may jeopardize these cooperative activities or prejudice future DNS IP Telephony addressing requirements.
E.164 is the international telephone numbering plan, which the ITU oversees. It also forms the basis of the ENUM protocol, which stores phone numbers in the DNS under

ICANN’s board of directors used the ITU letter to reject all four telephony TLDs, which irked Telnic. The would-be registry filed a Reconsideration Request in an attempt to get the decision reversed.

In it, Telnic attempted to persuade ICANN that the ITU had nothing to worry about with its “text-based” and strictly non-numeric TLD. The company wrote (my emphasis):

* All-digit strings will be permanently embargoed.

* Broad terms and conditions and safeguards will be implemented covering any abuses that could possibly lead to any PSTN confusion, conflict or similarity.

* Measured use of numbers might be permissible where there is no direct, marginal, implied or similar confusions/conflicts with PSTN codes or numbers – and where digits form an incidental part of a text string (e.g.
ICANN’s reconsideration committee denied the request.

In 2004, when ICANN’s sponsored TLD round opened up, Telnic applied for .tel again. This time, it was careful to avoid upsetting the ITU from the very outset.

Indeed, the second paragraph of its application stated clearly:

Digits are to be restricted to maintain the integrity of a letters/words based top-level domain and to avoid interference with established or future national and international telephone numbering plans.
The application referred to the namespace as “text-based” throughout, and even used the need for policies regulating the use of digits to justify the sponsoring organization it intended to create.

The application stated:

The .Tel will not:

Allow numeric-only domains to be registered, and therefore will not conflict with any national or international telephone numbering plan.
It also said:

Domain name strings containing only digits with or without a dash (e.g. 08001234567, 0-800-1234567) will be restricted and reserved to maintain the integrity as a letters/words based top-level domain
Despite these assurances, it was obvious that the ITU’s concerns about numeric .tel domains continued to bother ICANN right up until it finally approved .tel in 2006.

During the board meeting at which Telnic’s contract was approved, director Raimundo Beca pressed for the inclusion of language that addressed the constraints on numeric domains and chair Vint Cerf asked general counsel John Jeffrey to amend the resolution accordingly.

While that amendment appears to have never been made, it was clearly envisaged at the moment of the board vote that .tel was to steer clear of numeric-only domains.

Telnic’s contract now specifically excludes such registrations.

Given all this history, one might now argue that Telnic’s request to lift these restrictions is kind of a Big Deal.

A Telnic spokesperson tells me that, among other things, the current restrictions unfairly exclude companies that brand themselves with their phone numbers, such as 118-118 in the UK.

He added that Telnic request has been made now in part because VeriSign has requested the lifting of similar restrictions in .name, which ICANN has also concluded is not a stability problem.

However, as far as I can tell .name was not subject to the same kinds of ITU-related concerns as .tel when it was approved in 2000.

Telnic proposes one safeguard against conflict with E.164, in that it will not allow the registration of single-digit domains, reducing the potential for confusion with ENUM strings, which separate each digit with a dot.

If the ITU does rear its head in response to the current .tel public comment period, it will come at a awkward time, politically. Some ITU members have said recently they want the ITU to form a committee that would have veto power over ICANN’s decisions.

But Telnic says, in its proposal, that it does not know of anybody who is likely to object to its request.

Perhaps it is correct.
WOW - THIS IS HUGE - and provides the biggest opportunity for MASS LEGAL CYBERSQUATTING the internet has ever seen !

So if I'm in the business of selling domains - which I am by the way - I could register the telephone numbers of the major registrars as all numeric .tel domains - then when the idea of dialling from your smartphone takes off I get loads of calls meant for GoDaddy etc !

I presume the availability of will apply to Telnames as well as Telnic .tels ?

Should make for interesting marketing - if the Telnames format is the only one promoted there will potentially be dissatisfaction from users when they find out their new all-numeric .tel from their favourite registrar can't display the Telnames format marketed - unless Telnames finally make their format available to Telnic registrars !

Here's the Press Pelease

This is a MASSIVE DEVELOPMENT - the future of .tel looks much brighter now !

Expert wrote:@Mike

Do you really see an advantage registering over
And one more question:
How can get .tel awareness for if it was not possible for and before?


The "Single Point Of Contact" idea of .tel I have always liked - but the big problem has always been that the whole world is geared up for numeric telephone numbers.

After all, how can you have a properly structured domain "name" for the many thousands of John Smiths that exist in the UK - never mind other countries - and of course .tel domain names are not organised by country e.g.,, etc, making it even more difficult.


Do deals with BT, Vodafone, and every other major Telco to provide a FREE ALL-NUMERIC .TEL FOR 1 YEAR with EVERY ACTIVE PHONE NUMBER.

So the person with telephone number 01234 567890 gets free for the first year.

It shouldn't be a major project for a Telco to extract all telephone numbers, email addresses, first/last names etc of their users and set up a basic .tel automatically - Telnic/Telnames have already helped "yellow page" organisations with such procedures in the past.

As I said FREE for the first year, but if users find .tel useful there could be MILLIONS of RENEWALS from the second year onwards.

And if these millions of users don't even find a FREE .TEL useful, then at least Telnic/Telnames and all others will know and can stop wasting any more time and money on the .tel project !

Remember in business it doesn't really matter what the vendor thinks about their own product - the crucial test is whether customers will purchase and use it at the price it is offered for sale !

And to answer your second question, I have repeatedly suggested to Telnic/Telnames that they should use the services of this company founded by these 2 guys with a proven track record in the worldwide mass marketing of domain names !

sábado, 7 de septiembre de 2013

Are you ready to capitalise on the boom in mobile local search?

Today’s smartphone-wielding public wants their information served right now: in the palm of their hands, the minute they need it, and on the go.
The UK has one of the highest mobile phone market penetrations by smartphones in the world. Today, a staggering 58% of Brits have a smartphone, according to Ofcom.
The fast growing adoption of smartphones means the way people search for information is changing. Recent research by Google reveals that 95% of smartphone users have searched for local businesses and services online. Crucially, 68% of local information seekers will call or visit a business after finding information on their phones.
The implication is clear: to thrive and survive in this brave new world, every small business needs a mobile-friendly web presence.
Local information at your fingertips?
If you’ve got a smartphone, chances are you’ve used it to look up directions to that shop you couldn’t find, searched for the address of a consultant you were on your way to meet, or Googled the phone number of a restaurant to tell them you were running late.
And you wouldn’t be alone in doing that. According to Google, 50% of mobile search is local. That’s up from 40% as announced last year.
Think about it. That’s a massive number of people using their smartphone to find a local service or service provider. It is also a wakeup call for anyone who promotes their services to local customers.
The results from Google’s latest research are telling – half of all search queries coming from smartphones have a local intent.
SMEs are missing out
Despite the huge volume of local queries in mobile, the majority of small businesses still don’t have a mobile optimised website. A recent ‘Online Business Outlook 2013’ study by Barclays shockingly revealed that the majority of UK businesses are unprepared for the shift in consumer activity away from PCs and laptops to mobile devices.
A total of 89% of businesses surveyed by Barclays confessed they still have not developed their website for mobile devices. Which means UK plc is missing out on a whole lot of potential opportunities from consumers looking for a local service provider.
A lost opportunity
If you don’t have a mobile friendly website then the chances are that local searchers will simply move on and talk to your competitors.
Online searchers find it frustrating having to zoom in and out of sites or wait for pages to load or struggling to decipher text and images that don’t appear correctly. If they can’t find the information they’re looking quickly and easily, they won’t hang around.
In just seconds they could be moving onto a site where they can find what they want fast – including that all important phone number they need up front and on the homepage.
What your businesses really needs
Smartphone users looking for information in a hurry just need the essentials – just enough information to decide if this is the right service provider for their needs – and want to be able to make fast, efficient contact.
If you’re a small business or sole trader that means that all you really need is a smart online mobile friendly website that sets out the basic facts and clearly displays all the ways you can be contacted.
In other words, your mobile website simply needs to work well, load fast, look good and be easily accessible.
Telnames makes it easy, for everyone
That’s exactly what a .tel mobile website from Telnames gives you. A concise directory profile page containing all your contact information – including social media links – together with a business profile that’s displayed in a smart, mobile-friendly way.
It’s the perfect way to get a mobile optimised online presence that has instant appeal to smartphone owners looking for a local service provider.

viernes, 6 de septiembre de 2013

A lot of services have gone and many are new.

A lot of services have gone and many are new.
Here the overview where to find information now:



Third parties:

Add a Slideshow to your Pro Tel Site

One of the undoubted  advantages of a telnames  site compared to a Pro tel site is the ability to add an image gallery.

It is very easy to “bolt on” an image slide show to a Pro Tel site without incurring any hosting costs. This is how to do it.

Load the pictures you want to use into an album on a  popular photo sharing website which  will allow you to generate an rss feed. e.g, Flickr or Picasa

Sign up for a free Google website at  Select one of their mobile friendly templates.

When in Google sites editing mode select Insert > More Gadgets > Add a gadget to your page and pick a suitable slideshow gadget.  There are several available, I use  one called   “Picasa/Flickr/Photobucket RSS Slideshow”.

Add your rss feed from the Photo Sharing site  to the gadget, and set customisation of gadget as required

Add additional  images and text to the Google site page to make it look more compatible with your  Pro Tel site.

Here is an example of the above procedure in use

You can also use a Gadget available with  Google sites to take a regular photo rich rss feed and incorporate this into your Pro Tel site. For example see  Lostwithiel Property