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.TEL Updates on March 13th, 2017
As of March 13, 2017, previous DNS restrictions will be lifted by the registry, allowing .TEL registrants the freedom to choose how to use and host their .TEL domain names.
A newly upgraded Telhosting platform (available Feb 13th, 2017) will be a ready-made option among others for customers to showcase their .TEL domain names.
A New Telhosting Platform
.TEL registrants will be issued an email with account details for the new, optional Telhosting system. This information will also be available on the registry's website (www.telnic.org). Updates may be made on the new system, but any content created will not resolve in the DNS until March 13th, 2017. Prior to March 13th 2017, domains will continue to resolve normally in the current system.
iOS and Android apps will be available that will enable .TEL domain name customers using Telhosting to manage their domain names using their smartphone. Downloads for these apps will be available from Telnic's website or from the Apple and Google Play stores in March 2017.
Key Dates and Actions to be Taken
Please note that the current Telhosting system will be permanently shut down and that any data in the current system will be PERMANENTLY DELETED on March 13th, 2017. Any .TEL domain owner that wishes to extract a copy of their data from the current system should run the BACKUP function from their current Telhosting account by March 12th, 2017 at the latest. This will produce an XML file containing all of their data which can be used either as a reference for populating their new account or as a data source for populating an independent and separate third party hosting solution. Data that is not backed up will not be recoverable.
It is also important to note that Telnic is unable to run the current and new platform simultaneously and will not be offering sub domain functionality in the new platform. Once again, .TEL domain registrants are advised to back up their domain data from the current platform by March 12th 2017. Should .TEL registrants wish to continue to host their domain on a similar version to the current Telhosting platform which incorporates sub domains, please ask them to contact the .TEL registry at [email protected] to discuss options available.
For more details and Frequently Asked Questions, please refer to the following document provided by the .TEL Registry, as well as the registry's website (www.telnic.org).
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>
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>
action = REQUEST | APPROVE | DENY | CANCEL | USERTRANSFER 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>
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>
command = RestoreDomain domain = (DOMAIN)
renewalmode = <NULL> | <TEXT> subuser = <TEXT>
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] (shows the login) PROPERTY[X-TEL-CTH-PASSWORD] (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 http://telhosting.1api.net. 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.
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: www.tel-machine.com
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-LOGIN = <TEXT> EMAIL = <EMAIL> 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> X-TEL-CTH-LOGIN = <TEXT synchronized = 0 | 1 (optional)