.TEL was originally created to provide a name space for Internet communications services and to become the largest directory for the Internet. All .tel registrants benefit by having complete control of their online details, whether it's for a personal or business use. Website and contact information on .tel can be organized, downloaded, synced and updated from anywhere in less than 60 seconds.

Great for small businesses! Business .tel users can get published at a universal level!

No need to spend money on hosting or developing a website since .tel, itself, provides the web publishing platform for the domain. An online presence has never been so simple.

Registry: Telnic Limited
TLD Type:  Sponsored Top-Level Domain (Telnic Limited)
Registry Introduction:  2005

Open Registration:  Yes
Registrar:  1api GmbH
WHOIS-Server:  whois.nic.net
WHOIS-Updates:  Real-Time
Dispute Policy:  Rules


  • IDN capable:  Yes
  • Restore capable:  Real-Time
  • Handle Updates:  Supported
  • Registration System:  Real-Time


Important dates related to .TEL domain names. Please keep in mind that these schedules and periods are exact.


Registration Periods: 1Y,2Y,3Y,4Y,5Y,6Y,7Y,8Y,9Y,10Y
Add Grace Period: 0
Accounting Period:  -5d
Finalization Period:  1d
Failure Period:  44d
Payment Period:  -61d
Deletion Restorable Period: 30d
Deletion Hold Period:  5d
Explicit Renewals: YES
Renewal Periods: 1Y,2Y,3Y,4Y,5Y,6Y,7Y,8Y,9Y

Transfering in your .TEL domain to HEXONET is easy.  Simply enter in the domain name in the search box above and select transfer on the results page.  Call or email HEXONET Sales for better pricing for bulk transfers, we would love to speak to you!

Registry Transfer Details:

Transferclass: PULL
Transfer Periods:  1Y
Transfer Authcode required: YES
Transfer Real-Time: NO
Transfer Lock:  YES
Transfer Confirmation (Request / Approve):ICANN-FOA-REQUEST /


HEXONET has thousands of resellers selling .TEL domains to their own customers.  Become a reseller is easy and with some of the industry's best wholesale prices, reselling can be very profitable.  Some of the benefits of reselling with HEXONET:

FREE Signup and No Commitments

HEXONET is known for its straightforward and honest business policies.  No deposits needed. No minimum revenue required. No gimmicks. Simply, signup for FREE and get better wholesale pricing as you add more domains and services with us.

Wholesale Pricing 

Resellers start with excellent wholesale prices for all domains and services.  When a reseller reaches 100 domains with us, better wholesale prices kick in.  Reach a thousand (1000) domains and get some of the lowest prices industry wide.  If you plan on a bulk transfer of domains, call us first and we can work out better pricing before your transfer.

Reselling Your Way 

HEXONET offers resellers multiple way to connect and sell our services.  Many use our comprehesive web Control Panel.  Some use any one of our six APIs.  Still others use modules for WHMCS, AWBS, or PLESK.  Choose the one that best suites your business.

1. What is the .TEL hosting?

With each and every .TEL registration, the registrant has the option to use the freely provided .TEL registry hosting platform.  This simple but elegant hosting service allows owners of .TEL domains to publish to the world their contact information.  For more information on the .TEL hosting platform please download the user guide.

2. How can I the login credentials to the .TEL hosting platform?

By logging into your HEXONET account and navigating to your domains, simply click on the status link for the .TEL domain in question.  Once you obtain your hosting login credentials visit the .TEL hosting platform and sign in. 

For more FAQs and information, please visit the HEXONET wiki.

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