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.tel Domain Registration - .tel Domains - Brand Protection Services for Telnic

Global Domains: Telnic (.tel)


Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the .tel domain type, ie. “tel”. Therefore to search “” enter “bb-online” and nothing else.

The only letters allowed within a domain name are: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Spaces are NOT ALLOWED.

.tel Registration:

To register .tel domains your future .tel domain, click here!

Once the domain is registered

All .tel domain names registered with us are stored on our international server. Domains registered with us are automatically provided with their own under-construction page - this notifies potential registrants that the name has been acquired and is now registered. The under-construction page is offered free of charge and may be used indefinitely.

It is possible for Web and/or Mail forwarding to be provided for .tel domains.

Domain transfer/release fees are charged are by a majority of registrars, but BB Online make no charge to transfer a domain to another .tel domain name registrar.




".tel" is a service that allows individuals and businesses alike to store and manage all their contact information and keywords directly in the domain name system (DNS) without the need to build, host or manage a website.

For ".tel" domains the DNS enables indexing directly within the DNS, the fastest method of accessing key information, this also has the affect of enabling search engines to index your site quickly. A great search optimisation tool.

So ".tel" allows you to store, publish and update online all your contact information and keywords under your unique domain name, without the need for a website! ".tel" is optimized for mobile devices since it uses small and fast DNS lookups rather than larger html content. It therefore enables you to be quickly and easily found on all mobile devices.

".tel" domain is not a website, you cannot build site on a ".tel" domain name.

Why is ".tel" different than other 300+ Top Level Domains (TLDs)? The value of a ".tel" domain lies with the ability to host personal (or corporate) contact information directly in the DNS, which can then be universally accessible. This stands in contrast to the typical use of the DNS for other TLDs, in which the DNS only provides a mapping between domain names and IP addresses.

Companies can use ".tel" domains to publish all their means of communication, for example: mobile, fax, phone, premium numbers, email, VoIP etcetera. Companies can also store web links, geo-location data and keywords describing your business. So a ".tel" domain works as a global directory, allowing individuals and companies to own and control all their contact information in real-time. A ".tel" domain also increases businesses discoverability online since they can use multi-lingual keywords for each department and location. These keywords are indexed by leading search engines, which improves the online visibility.

A business could use their ".tel" to easily set up, integrate and manage time-sensitive tasks such as SMS (texting) voting for a favorite TV reality show (i.e. American Idol) with one-click functionality.

Viewers could use the choices under the ".tel" to vote for their favorite celebrity.

Can I protect my private data? The ".tel" enables you to protect your private data, allowing it to be seen only by people you authorize. For more information, please see How do I protect my Private Data.

What are the restrictions on a ".tel" domain?

• The minimum number of characters in a ".tel" domain is 3

• The maximum number of characters in a ".tel" domain is is 63 (not including the ".tel" suffix.)

• Every domain must contain at least one letter from a-z or "A to Z" in standard US ASCII script.

• No domain can begin or end with a hyphen nor can a domain have a hyphen in the 3rd and 4th position.

• A ".tel" domain may not consist purely of digits.


Important Note:
Some domain names may be classified by the registry as a premium domain name and will command a higher price. If you request a premium domain name we will contact you before completing your order.

In addition, the registry may at any time reserve domain names from registration or the sale may be restricted to comply with ICANN requirements.

The .tel naming conventions are described in detail in the Acceptable Use Policy. The reserved list is also available for review.

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