.TEL Domain Name Rules/Requirements

Domain Name related Rules

Domain Name Registration (Anchor: reg)

  • G8 Host provides 2nd Level Domain Registration services under .TEL.

  • A .TEL domain name provides the ability to store, publish and manage contact information and keywords directly in the Domain Name System (DNS), the hierarchical system by which easy-to-remember, human-friendly names such as somedomain.com are associated with Internet locations.

  • You may register .TEL domain names containing 2 to 63 characters.

  • From 13th March 2017, all usage restrictions were lifted from .TEL and you get to choose how you use your .TEL domain. Until then, your registrar or reseller provided you with access to and support for the Telhosting platform. For all new platform .TEL hosting product support requests from 13th March 2017 onwards, please contact cservice@telnic.org. You can write to the same email address in case you haven't received you new account details from the registry already.

  • Telnic now has a new iOS and Android app that will enable .TEL owners using Telhosting to fully manage their domain content using their smartphone. Free downloads will be available from the .TEL website or from the Apple and Google Play stores.

Domain Name Transfer (Anchor: trf)

Contact Details related Rules (Anchor: contact)

If the Registrant of a .TEL domain name is an individual, he/she has an option not to have his/her personal information displayed in the Whois. The Registrant can choose to have this option enabled/disabled at the time of Registration.

However, if the Registrant of a .TEL domain name is an Organization, then the complete Contact details are displayed in the Whois. 2

Name Servers and Child Name Servers related Rules (Anchor: ns)

Child Name Servers can not be registered under a .TEL domain name.

Example:

If you have a .TEL domain name registered as yourdomainname.tel, you cannot register a Child Name Server such as ns1.yourdomainname.tel, ns2.yourdomainname.tel, etc. under it.