Short and Numeric-Only .TEL Domains Now Available

Short (two-character) and numeric-only .TEL domain names became available on Monday last, the registry has announced.

Following the premium-priced Landrush registration period, which commenced on Wednesday 1 June 2011 at 15:00 BST and lasted two weeks, General Availability will enable anyone to register any remaining short and numeric-only .TEL names at regular registration pricing.

As with the previous Landrush period, the following strings remain unavailable for registration in this round:
Short domains

  • all one-letter (from a.tel through to z.tel) domains
  • all two-character country code top level domains (ccTLDs, such as uk.tel for example)

Numeric-only domains

  • all single-digit (from 0.tel through to 9.tel) domains
  • all combinations of digits and/or digit and hyphen strings that contain eight or more characters (for example, 12345678.tel or 123-5678.tel)

All registrations will be on a first-come, first served basis. As with existing .tel domain name registrations, commercial pricing will be set by ICANN-accredited Registrars and their resellers. General Availability pricing is anticipated to be similar to existing .tel registration costs. Registrations can be from one to ten years.

To register your .TEL domain name, check out Europe Registry here.