Oceania & Pacific Domains: Timor-Leste (.tl)
Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the Timor-Leste domain type, ie. “tl”. Therefore to search “www.bb-online.tl” 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.
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Once the domain is registered
All Timor-Leste 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 Timor-Leste 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 Timor-Leste domain name registrar.
Is starting to be used in East Timor, but former .tp domain still widespread; all .tp registrants automatically get same name in .tl although both do not always work identically. Most use outside East Timor.BRBR
.tl is the new country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for East Timor, also known as Timor-Leste, introduced in 2005. Originally, the ccLTD for East Timor was .tp. It is operated by Timor-Leste NIC, administered through the Council of Country Code Administrators (CoCCA) and sponsored by the Timor-Leste Ministry of Transport, and the Communications and Public Works.
The top-level domain .tl is starting to be used in East Timor, as is its intended use, but it sees most use outside East Timor. The former domain .tp is still widespread, and all .tp registrants automatically get the same name in .tl although both do not always work identically.
Registration is generally directly at second-level, except for some sites (especially governmental, like .gov.tl) at third-level. The majority of current .tl registrations are directly at second-level by various international entities with no direct connection to East Timor.
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 previous ccTLD for East Timor was .tp. This ccTLD was, according to IANA, assigned in 1997.
.tl complies with the ISO 3166-1 standard for the two-letter codes of the name of countries, and can be used as an abbreviation in either of the country's two official languages: Timor Lorosa'e in Tetum or Timor Leste in Portuguese.
For a long time, the .tl Whois information at IANA showed no sponsoring organization or registry, and the domain did not appear to work even though the country involved was claiming to be transitioning to it. However, as of September 30, 2005, there is contact information in the IANA Whois and a registry site at nic.tl.
According to the registry, all registrants in .tp have automatically been given the equivalent domains in .tl, and no further .tp registrations are accepted.
Registration is normally directly at second-level; one subdomain in use in the country itself is gov.tl, for government ministries. For example, the Government Portal is www.timor-leste.gov.tlThe majority of current .tl registrations are directly at second-level by various international entities, often with no direct connection with Timor Leste.
A German company has used the de.tl sub-domain to offer free domain names, on a similar basis to de.vu, which uses Vanuatu's .vu domain. The na.tl and in.tl domains also offer subdomains (corresponding presumably to "national" and "international"), but these are rarely used.
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