What is .tel?
Unlike traditional domain endings like .com or .net, geographic domain endings like .uk for the United Kingdom, .fr for France, and .es for Spain, or generic domain endings that target a particular industry or field like .info or .news, .tel doesn't just allow you to host a website. It also serves the role of universal directory that lets any organization (including businesses) or individual who want to to list their contact information: phone number, but also email address, postal address, and more.
Promote a professional image with a .tel domain name
Open to anyone since 2009 on a "first come, first served" basis, .tel is used around the world due to the fact that "tel" is the abbreviation for "telephone" in many languages. With a .tel domain name, you can create a kind of virtual business card, available from anywhere in the world that you can easily update since the domain name belongs to you.
The .tel domain ending helps people identify you at a glance
By choosing a .tel domain name, you give your business the ability to be listed in a kind of worldwide phonebook where your potential future customers will get your contact information to contact you in a few clicks.
.tel domain prices
Rules and particularities of .tel domain names
.TEL domain names at Gandi.netAccreditation: Gandi has been accredited by Telnic since September 2008
Assigning: .TEL domain names can be registered by everyone.
Syntax: from 2 to 63 alphanumeric characters or hyphen (except in the first or last position)
IDN (accented domain names): no
Registration period:1 to 10 years maximum
Second-level extensions: no
ProceduresRenewal: domains are deactivated upon expiration. It is possible to renew up to 45 days following the expiration date
Disputes:UDRP and URS
Transfer (change of Registrar):the process is started on the new registrar's interface with an auth code. Ensure that your domain does not have a TransferProhibited status and is older than 60 days. The effective transfer depends on your validation (by e-mail).
Change of Ownership:the process is started on our interface, then please contact our customer service department
Deletion process:quarantine of 30 days; see this table
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