Telnic inks deal with MySpace and directory companies.
When I last saw Telnic’s Justin Hayword, he told me the company had something in the works that would address one of my chief concerns about .tel: getting to critical mass quickly.
Telnic has signed a deal with MySpace and British Telecom (BT) to sell the domain names, and also with a German directory provider, which should give the domain a boost.
The truth is the typical domain channel for selling domains isn’t as applicable to .tel. GoDaddy isn’t offering it, perhaps because it can’t sell add-ons like web hosting and domain privacy for the domain. And few domainers are buying in because they don’t understand how to make money with the domains (which can’t have parked pages or web sites).
I coughed up $15 to get Allemann.tel so I can test it out. I bought the domain and have yet to receive any instructions on setting up my .tel domain. Although I can figure it out, I hope Telnic is aggressively pushing out instructions to new customers.