by | Mar 13, 2017

Updates to the mandatory hosting provisions make .tel available now as an Anything-you-want-it-to-be Web Address

What is .tel?

.tel is a unique way to promote your business, share contact details, and connect with people online.

Give your customers and network, relevant information about your company, your latest events and tell the world your story.

What’s changed?

As of March 13, 2017, .tel registrants now have the freedom of choice with respect to their hosting provider and use of the .tel web address. This means you can use hosting or website services for your .tel domain name provided by your current Retailer or any web hosting provider you choose.

Is hosting still offered by .tel?

Yes and it’s FREE! If you are a new .tel customer, once you’ve registered your .tel name with your preferred .tel Retailer, come back to our website at and set up and manage your detailed information with Telhosting – at no additional charge. With Telhosting you get:

  • Found online – Your page is formatted in such a way that is easy for search engines to find and display in their results.
  • Brand Recognized – Your .tel name is a unique web address that you can share and post everywhere, enabling you to drive traffic and leads back to your site.
  • Access Anywhere – Maintain and update your site content from any device and wherever your business or network takes you.

The Telhosting platform offers domain owners a compact, feature rich, single page solution to host and publish their very own digital profile which can be totally set up and managed free of charge.

Important key dates for current .tel Domain and Telhosting Customers


  • February 13, 2017 to March 13, 2017:  Telnames began issuing existing .tel domain holders with credentials for the new Telhosting platform.  If you have not received your credentials or have questions, please contact [email protected].
  • March 13, 2017: the current Telhosting platform will be shutdown and a new and updated Telhosting platform will be live.  At this time, any content on the previous Telhosting platform will be deleted and no longer available.
  • Telhosting Support: Any Telhosting customer support requests should be referred to Telnames Support at [email protected] . Your current registrar provider will no longer provide Support for your Telhosting services.

Why .tel?

Every business and professional can benefit from owning a .tel. In today’s digital world connections happen online within the community. Your .tel name gives you a branded link that you can share and post on search engines, directories and social media – enabling you to drive more traffic and leads back to your site.

We feel that .tel is the ideal domain for businesses and those looking to make their first steps toward establishing an internet connection point and being discovered in search online.

Get your .tel today!

Get your .tel today!

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