.tel domain name FAQs

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FAQs

How is .tel different?

.Tel is different from other top level domain names like .com or .net. Instead of mapping to an IP address, .tel maps domain names to contact information and keywords stored directly in the DNS (domain name server) enabling companies to use the DNS as a data store. This allows for faster access and real-time updates.

What is the .tel global directory and how can I get a listing?

The purchase of your .tel domain offers you entry into the first real-time, global directory created by the Telnic Registry. Once you create your .tel account and create your listing, your Website will resolve. Entry into the directory is included with the cost of your .tel domain. You will control and manage all your contact information and can update it in real-time whenever you wish. Unlike other directory services that are expensive and can be difficult to manage., the .tel directory provides worldwide coverage, full control and real-time updating.

What type of information can I display on my .tel Web page?

You can publish all means of communication, for example: phone, mobile, fax, premium numbers, VoIP and IM handles and email addresses. You can also store Web links, geo-location data and keywords describing your business. Please remember that you are in control of the information you wish to be seen by anyone. If the information you add to your .tel page is private be sure to make it private so it’s only visible to those you choose to give access.

Can my .tel be accessed by mobile devices?

Yes. All .tel domains are optimized for mobile devices. They use small and fast DNS (domain name server) lookups rather than pulling traditional Website and HTML content, enabling you to be quickly and easily found on all mobile devices.

Can I use other services such, as Private Registration, Web Forwarding, or SSL certificates with my .tel?

You are able to use Private Registration with your .tel domain to protect your WHOIS information. Because .tel domains do not point to traditional Websites most other services, like Web Forwarding and SSL certificates are not applicable. If there is information in your listing that you do not wish to display to the general public you can ‘hide’ it and it will only be accessible to those you grant permission to view it.

Are there registration restrictions on .tel domain names?

Yes. Domain names must meet the following specifications:
1. Contains a minimum of 3 characters and a maximum of 63 not including the .tel suffix
2. Contains at least one letter and not consisting purely of digits selected from the letters “a-z”, “A-Z”, or the digits “0-9”
3. Cannot begin or end with a hyphen (“-”)
4. Cannot contain a hyphen (“-”) in the 3rd or 4th position

How do I host my .tel domain name?

.Tel domain names are not hosted in the traditional sense. Instead of mapping to an IP address a .tel domain maps to contact information and keywords stored directly in the DNS (domain name server) enabling companies to use the DNS as a data store. This allows for faster access and real-time updates. All .tel domains names must use the standard .tel template provided through your registrar and the Telnic hosting community. While you manage and control all your contact information and can update it in real-time whenever you wish, the creative elements of a .tel Website will be consistent for all domains.

When will my Website for the .tel domain name resolve?

Once you register your .tel domain you will gain access to the .tel management dashboard where you can add and manage your contact information. Your Website will publish or resolve once you have added at least one contact to your account via your .tel management dashboard.

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