The world's No. 7
On 24th March 2009, .tel domains became publicly available for the first time.
Since then, a lot has happened. With more than 275,000 .tel domain names
registered throughout the world in only one year, Telnic became the 7th largest
supervision. So the .tel domain managed to leave competitors like .asia and .name
behind in its very first year of operation.
The world's No. 7 in its first year – congratulations!
Internationalized domain names (IDNs)
Today, the .tel community has members in over 170 countries around the world
and is becoming more diverse and global every day.
And consequently Telnic wishes to support this global growth with the
introduction of internationalized domain names.
Short, numeric-only, and internationalized domain names (IDNs)
Since 14th June 2011, it is possible to register two-letter and numeric-only
.tel domains. One year earlier, on 15th June 2010, .tel domain names with
umlauts and many other special characters from a total of 16 supplementary
languages became available.
started on June 15th, 2010.
The character set that became additionally available at that time is
quite large. It now supports .tel domain names in Chinese, Danish, Finnish,
German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian,
Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.
And Telnic has already announced that it intends to add further languages
as they are approved for IDNs
and if there is a demand for it in the .tel community.
Simultaneously with the launch at the Registry, .tel
become possible with the DRS
of Knipp, both automatically by e-mail template and via the web interface. For
details on this, please refer to our .tel
.tel domains are based on a revolutionary technology that allows for the
usage of easy memorable names instead of numbers on the telephone, as
we know it from the Internet. When surfing the Web, we use domain names
like www.mycompany.com to go to a certain Web page although that page is
actually identified by a number (its IP
This principle will now also become naturally when using the telephone.
.tel – global white and yellow pages
With your .tel domain you can not only maintain you contact data for landline
connections and mobile phones but for all kinds of contact information, e.g., also
for Fax, E-mail, Chat, Skype, location based information, etc. And it is
completely up to you to decide which of the data shall be publicly visible
and which of the contact information shall only be accessible by, say,
friends or familiy members.
One of the most important features is that these contact information can
directly be processed by many devices. That makes it possible to select
a preferred way of communication and to establish a connection right away.
This allows for cost reductions especially when using mobile devices like
phones and PDAs
the one hand, the costs for transmitting the contact data are minimal, and on the
other hand you can choose the lowest priced channel for communication.
Data protection is ensured
The security of your personal data is guaranteed by the application
of modern encryption technologies. Not even the operator of the Registry
can access the data that have been classified as personal by a .tel user.
Your contact data are save with .tel
No creation of Web pages required
Another special feature of .tel is that this top-level-domain has not been
designed for the operation of Web pages. Instead, the published contact data
are being displayed in a design predetermined by Telnic, as you can see on
the page of carsten.tel
Given the fact that meanwhile there is a huge collection of top-level-domains
to choose from if you want to operate a Web page, this is not that much of
a limitation. On the contrary, this allows many small and medium sized
enterprises to present themselves on the Internet with the most topical set
of contact data at any point of time. Telnic even takes care that the
published web page is optimized to be found by search engines like Google.
And you can specify the keywords for your .tel domain by yourself.
.tel – a cost-effective way into the Internet
Especially in economically difficult times .tel domains present a
way for a broard target group to develop new markets at very low investments
and to strengthen the communication with existing customers while reducing
costs at the same time (e.g., by using Voice-over-IP
With .tel a revolutionary new top level domain is available.
Now it is possible for absolutely everybody to present themselves
on the Internet. Very easy. And inexpensive.