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.TEL is the universally recognised web address for publishing contact details online.

Registrants of .TEL domains - individuals or businesses - have the freedom of choice with respect to the hosting and use of their .TEL domain. If desired, the Telhosting platform is available which offers domain owners a compact, feature rich, solution to hosting and publishing their very own digital profile which can be totally managed using free iPhone and Android smartphone apps.

A .TEL domain is an excellent beginning for individuals who may be looking to make their first steps toward establishing an internet presence and being discovered in search online.

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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.TEL Updates on March 13th, 2017


As of March 13, 2017, previous DNS restrictions have been 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 is a ready-made option among others for customers to showcase their .TEL domain names.

A New Telhosting Platform

.TEL registrants may access the new, optional Telhosting system at More information will also be available on the registry's website ( New content on this and other platforms will now resolve in the DNS.

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 around March 2017.

Key Dates and Actions to be Taken

As of March 13th, 2017, the old Telhosting system was permanently shut down and any data was PERMANENTLY DELETED. Registrants who backed up their data may use it as a reference for populating their new account or as a data source for populating an independent and separate third party hosting solution.

It is also important to note that Telnic will not run the old and new platform simultaneously and will not be offering sub domain functionality in the new platform. 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.

More Information

For more details about these changes and Frequently Asked Questions, please refer to the following document provided by the .TEL Registry, as well as the registry's website (


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>


.TEL Nameservers

The domain registrants who want to us the Telnic new platform(Telhosting) have to update their nameservers to following nameservers.The new registrant can simply use the following nameservers at the time of registration to use the new platform.

The Telhosting platform offers domain owners a compact, feature rich, single page solution to host and publish their very own digital profile which can be totally set up and managed free of charge.The nameservers can be changed through our web interface or through our API:

command = ModifyDomain
domain  = (DOMAIN)



No special procedures.