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{{Infobox gTLD
{{Infobox gTLD
| name = .TEL
| name = .TEL
| image    =[[File:Tel.jpg|250px]]
| image    =[[File:Tel.jpg|200px]]
| introduced = 2005
| introduced = 2005
| tld type = Generic
| tld type = Generic

Revision as of 17:11, 13 March 2014


.TEL is a new publishing platform for communications and is considered as a sponsored Top-Level domain. It will generate exciting opportunities for resellers with communities.

Introduced 2005
TLD Type Generic
Category Media
Registry Telnic Ltd
IDN Capable Yes
Webpage Register .TEL







Dispute Policy


  • Registrant Contacts: Required: / Maximum:
  • Admin Contacts: Required: / Maximum:
  • Tech Contacts: Required: / Maximum:
  • Billing Contacts: Required: / Maximum:

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Allowed number of NS



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Domain Registration

Domains can be registered with the API AddDomain command.

command = AddDomain
domain  = (DOMAIN)


ownercontact0 = (CONTACT)
admincontact0 = (CONTACT)
techcontact0 = (CONTACT)
billingcontact0 = (CONTACT)
nameserver0 = (NAMESERVER)
nameserver1 = (NAMESERVER)


secdns-ds# = <LONGTEXT> | <NULL>
secdns-key# = <LONGTEXT> | <NULL>
secdns-maxsiglife = <INT>

auth = <TEXT> | <NULL>
host# = <TEXT> | <NULL>
transferlock = 0 | 1 | <NULL>
subuser = <TEXT> | <NULL>

nameserverset = <TEXT> | <NULL>

Domain Transfer

There is a special procedure to handle a domain transfer. Please contact our Support-Team if you should need further information.

command = TransferDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)


auth = <TEXT> | <NULL>



emaillanguage = <TEXT>
emailurl = <TEXT>
emaillanguage = <TEXT>
emailtac = <TEXT>
requestentity = <TEXT>
emailsender = <TEXT> | <NULL>
emailsubject = <TEXT> | <NULL>

subuser = <TEXT> | <NULL>
period = <PERIOD>

transferlock = 0 | 1 | <NULL>

Delete Domain

Domains can be deleted with the API DeleteDomain command.
There is no Deletion Restorable Period.

command = DeleteDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)


domainalerttriggercode = <TEXT> | <NULL>
repository = <TEXT> | <NULL>

Restore Domain

command = RestoreDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)


renewalmode = <NULL> | <TEXT>
subuser = <TEXT>


TLD specific

Domain Limitations and Requirements


As soon as a domain has been registered successfully, the following parameters will provide you the login and password for the .TEL-hosting platform.

Please add the following parameters with the StatusDomain command:

PROPERTY[X-TEL-CTH-LOGIN][0] (shows the login)
PROPERTY[X-TEL-CTH-PASSWORD][0] (shows the password)

Via the Web-Interface: Once registered, please use your provided control panel to retrieve your .TEL-hosting Platform login details. Please be advised that each and every .TEL domain has its own .TEL-hosting Platform login credential. You can obtain this information via the API-Command above or by clicking on Domains/Status in the HEXONET Web-Interface. Using the specific login credentials provided, you can setup and configure your .TEL domain at Configuration changes and initial setup may take up to six hours to process and to take effect. Additional configuration assistance is available in the Tel-hosting Platform interface, under "Users Guide" section.

Please note that your domain will stay in status Pending create unless you have configured your domain. The URL to login to the TEL-hosting platform can be found here:

TEL-Hosting - Documentation

Download the TELuser guide here: TELhosting user guide

A German version can be found here: TelUserGuide (german-version)

Information about the .TEL Machine:

See the TELNIC specific API commands here: TELNIC specific commands

Necessary actions after .TEL domain transfer

A .TEL domain managed through our system needs 3 objects: the domain itself, a so called CTH user and a so called CTH zone. Only if all 3 objects exist and are correctly assigned to each other, the .TEL domain can be used properly.

  • At first, you have to create a .TEL CTH user account with a specific password by using the following command:


EXAMPLE: - Please remember the password when creating a new account. If you do not explicitly set a password, the .TEL system will automatically generate a random password for you. The password will be displayed after sending the command and will be sent out to the email address of the registrant.
In case of creating a CTH user with this command, the password will not be visible in the status of the domain afterwards. Please note that the maximum length of a username is 32 characters.

command = TELNIC_CTH_CreateUser
X-TEL-CTH-PASSWORD = <TEXT> (optional)

  • The next step is to create a .TEL CTH zone by using the following command:

TELNIC_CTH_CreateZone. This command creates a new .TEL zone and assigns it to the respective .TEL CTH user account. The optional parameter

synchronized = 0 | 1 

can be used to delete / remove a formerly added zone or a zone which is still at the foreign registrar (please refer to the example below).

EXAMPLE: - This command allows you to assign domains to an existing .TEL account.

command = TELNIC_CTH_CreateZone
domain = <DOMAIN>
synchronized = 0 | 1 (optional)
Please note that when choosing the option synchronized 1, the existing .TEL CTH zone at the foreign registrar will be deleted.



No special procedures.