What is a .tel domain?
For any website related to telecommunications, a new .tel domain is a great way to increase your online visibility, making it easier for you to connect to your website visitors.
How do I buy a .tel domain?
To purchase your .tel domain name, you must first search for the availability of the unique phrase (without spaces or with hyphens). If the domain name is available, you may then add it to the cart to register for up to 10 year(s). If the domain is not available, then either modify your phrase, or inquire about purchasing the name outright through 101domain's Domain Concierge Service.
Telnames, the registry authorized to operate the .tel domain, has accredited 101domain to provide domain registration services for .tel domains.
- 101domain is .tel Accredited
- You can trust 101domain to do it right, because domain names are our specialty.
- 101domain is uniquely positioned to help guide you through the .tel registration process.
- Our business was built on providing simple and timely domain registration services, and superior support once you have your name.
How do I start a .tel website?
Once you have registered your .tel domain name, if you want to utilize it as a website or email address, you will need to associate it with a cloud-based hosting service like Easy Website Builder, a server-based hosting service like Web Hosting, or an email and collaboration service like Google Workspace.
A website can be built either through a browser-based builder, an installed content management system like WordPress or Drupal, or done professionally by a web designer/developer. Additionally, it is recommended securing your website with SSL, and enhancing your website's speed using Secure Web Accelerator.
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How do I transfer a .tel domain?
Transferring your .tel domain name is a fast and easy process. To get started, you'll need an Authorization Code from the registrar that currently has the domain registered. Once you have that, get started by clicking "Transfer Now" below or visit our Transfers Page, enter your domain name to transfer in, provide the Authorization Code, and our system will process the transfer.
Every .tel domain transfer into 101domain includes an additional year(s) renewal, so you're not losing any time, just saving money and gaining the access to the largest portfolio of extensions in the business and 101domain's powerful domain management system. If you are not provided an Authorization Code or having problems locating it, contact our Domain Specialists to help you navigate the process.
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FAQs for .tel
.tel domain names are available for 1-10 years.
The domain registration time frame for .tel during general availability is Instant.
.tel Domain Names must:
- have minimum of 2 and a maximum of 63 characters;
- begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
- use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
- neither begin with, nor end with a dash;
- not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.tel); and
- not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.tel).
DNSSEC is available for .tel domain. Enabling DNSSEC will protect .tel domain names against counterfeit DNS data by providing origin authentication and integrity protection on that data. DNSSEC can be configured in your domain name's DNS panel.
Trustee Service is not available for .tel extension. Trustee Service can help satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.
Your .tel domain name can be hosted on any hosting platform, whether a cloud-based website builder service like 101domain.com's Easy Website Builder or server hosting platform like 101domain.com Web Hosting using Plesk.
Yes. You can activate Private Registration during the purchase of a new .tel domain.
In accordance with ICANN, Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) have a 40 day "Grace period" in which a domain name can be renewed without incurring an additional fee. Its important to note however that your domain will no longer resolve on the day it expires. After the 40 day grace period, there is a 30 day "Redemption Period" in which you can renew your domain name for an additional $150 USD.
The registry that manages the registration of domain names with the .tel Top Level Domain is Telnames. You may visit them at https://www.do.tel/.
Domain Requirements for .tel
All numeric domains are available, however check "other information I need to know.." for restrictions to this rule.
Violating rights to third parties, names and activities that are offensive or illegal are prohibited. See FAQs for complete restrictions.
Not Allowed for short and numeric domains:
• all one-letter (from a.tel through to z.tel) domains
• all single-digit (from 0.tel through to 9.tel) domains
• all two-character country code top level domains (ccTLDs, such as uk.tel for example)
• all combinations of digits and/or digit and hyphen strings that contain a hyphen in the third and fourth position.
How do I renew a .tel domain?
Renewing your domain name is simple! Just click "Renew Now" below or visit our Renewals Page, and enter your domain name to renew, or log into your Account Manager, select your ext domain name that you would like to renew, select the term of your renewal, and check out.
We also offer Auto-Renew—a great way to keep your domain name up-to-date without having to worry about letting them accidentally expire. Check your Account Settings to find out if you have Auto-Renew enabled.
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Yes, the .tel domain name supports multiple language formats. You can register your domain name by entering your domain search using the appropriate language character set in the search field.
- Chinese Simplified
- Chinese Traditional
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