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Everything you need to know about .tel -
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Registrations

You can order domains easily by using the comfortable webinterface of the Domain Registration System of Knipp.
The only prerequisite is that you must be a registered customer of Knipp. Registering is easy and can be done in just a few steps.
Another possiblity is to order domains via e-mail application form The e-mail registration has the advantage that it can be done automatically. Many customers use robots on their web site that send e-mail application forms to us. However, using these forms is suited for experts only, since they contain quite a few technical terms, which are unfortunately necessary. We have prepared a page with explanations which will help you to complete the form.

Whois

Queries concerning the domain holder and other domain contacts can be made by using our whois service.
Please click the following link for a document describing the WHOIS database structure for .tel domains.

Price and performance

At Knipp you don't have to pay through your nose for the popular tel-domains. You get .tel domains for similar favorable conditions as we also offer them for .eu domains, for example. Please refer to our price list for the details.
Moreover, we also provide a large bundle of additional services. For our customers, these services are available without any additional costs.

Rules of allocation

The allocation method for .tel is »first-come-first-served«. Domain names are subject to the standard registration terms and conditions as laid down in the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). A summary of the technical requirements for .tel domain names is as follows:
  • Domain names must contain a minimum of 2 characters selected from the letters "a" to "z" or "A" to "Z" in standard US ASCII character set, the digits "0" to "9" and the hyphen ("-");
  • containing a maximum of 63 characters (not including the ".tel" suffix);
  • Domain names must contain at least one letter ("a" to "z" or "A" to "Z") in standard US ASCII script;
  • Domain names may not begin or end with a hyphen ("-");
  • Domain names may not contain a hyphen ("-") in the 3rd and 4th positions except Internationalized Domain Names in ASCII-encoded representation that conform to the Registry IDN Policy for the script or language they are associated with; and
  • Not allowed are one-letter and single-digit (e.g., a.tel or 9.tel) domains
  • Also not allowed are all two-character country code top level domains (ccTLDs, such as uk.tel for example)
  • Since October 15th 2013 it is allows to regsiter .tel domain names consisting of digits only. Prerequisite is a length of eight or more digits (e.g., 12345678.tel).
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