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        1. Registry

        1. Transfer procedure

The transfer costs include a renewal of the domain. The registration period will change, 1 year renewal will be added to the original expiry date. .TEL transfers operate by authcode. No name servers may be given during a transfer-in.

        1. Requirements

Anyone can register a .TEL domain name. The .TEL is designed for both individuals and companies.

The minimum number of characters in a .TEL domain is 2 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.

        1. Class: (CCTLD of gTLD)


        1. Grace renewal

Yes, 39 days after expiration date

        1. Redemption

After grace renew, domain will enter into a redemption period of 30 days. After this the domain will enter into a pending delete state for 5 days, after which it will become available for registration. During the redemption period, the domain can be restored by us. The costs for this procedure are USD 100, VAT excluded.

        1. Other

It is not possible to create a website on a .tel domain. The TelHosting policy requires the registrar to disallows A-records that map .TEL domains to custom web sites. All .TEL domains point to a proxy page displaying contact information stored in the domain in a unified way.

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.

After a succesful domain name registration, the registrant will receive his personal login and password credentials for the Telhosting platform (automatically send to the registrants email address). The Telhosting platform allows the registrant to add, remove or edit all of the contact information and save them directly into the DNS. This service is included in the domain registration fee.