Telnic have announced that as of 15 June registrants of .TEL domain names will be able to register their domain in any of sixteen languages.
“If you’re a Jörn, Júlia or Bjørn, or a Chlöe, 李 or Błażej, you will now be able to get your .TEL name in your own language, opening up a significant number of names for individuals and businesses to register,” said Khashayar Mahdavi, CEO of Telnic Limited. “As your single point of contact, we’re pleased to be able to offer these IDN .TEL names so that many more people can get the benefit from being discoverable on the internet with a place they can own and control.”
Telnic will be launching IDNs in Chinese, Danish, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. As further languages are approved for IDNs, Telnic will be consulting with the community and adding these where there is a demand.
A .TEL domain name allows you to publish all your means of communication, including phone numbers, fax numbers, premium numbers, VoIP and IM handles, email addresses, links to your websites and Google Maps, keywords that describe your business, and private information only visible to VIP customers or friends and family.
Registrations will start at 15:00 British Summer Time on 15 June and all registrations will be on a first-come, first served basis. As with existing .TEL domain name registrations, pricing will be set by ICANN-accredited Registrars and their resellers and is anticipated to be the same as the cost of an existing .tel registration. A list of Registrars which support IDN .TEL domain name registrations will be made available at telnic.org/get-started-buy.html prior to the launch date.
In the meantime, to register your .TEL domain name, check out Europe Registry here.