What is .tel?
The .tel is a service that allows individuals and businesses alike to store and manage all their contact information and keywords directly in the DNS without the need to build, host or manage a website.
Why is .tel different than other 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.
The .tel allows people to have an exciting online presence without the need to build, host or manage a website. All contact information is secure when you list it as private and instantly clickable so people can reach you how and where you want. The .tel can also take you to your favorite links, blogs, social networks, gaming sites and even show your location.
Please find below a few live examples for you to test and experience the power of the .tel.
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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.
What are the restrictions on a .tel domain?
The minimum number of characters in a .tel domain is 3 and the maximum number 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.
Can I transfer or sell a .tel domain name?
You can sell or transfer a .tel domain just as you would with other domain names. Please be notified that according to ICANN regulations, domains can only be transferred after 60 days from the date of registration. The date of registration for all .tel domains purchased on or prior to the start of the General Availability period is set to March 24th 2009. After 60 days since this date you may contact your registrar to transfer your .tel domain as required.
Are there any restrictions on reselling .tel domains?
No. Once you have taken full ownership of your .tel domain you are able to resell the domain whenever you like.
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