.TEL Domain Names

Create or transfer your .tel from $18.00
  • Registry


  • Origin


  • Date of creation


  • Description

    .TEL is a generic extension that allows you, if you want, to configure your domain name as a public directory with the Registry's service "Telhosting platform”

  • Whois

    see http://whois.nic.tel/ (updated in real time)

.TEL domains at Gandi.net

Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited by Telnic since September 2008
Price: see the .TEL price list
Associated Gandi contract: https://www.gandi.net/contracts

Assigning: .TEL domains can be registered by everyone.
Syntax: from 2 to 63 alphanumeric characters or hyphen (except in the first or last position)
IDN (accented domain names): no
Registration period: 1 to 10 years maximum
Third-level domain: no
Private registration: yes, with Gandi's Private Domain Registration service


Renewal: domains are deactivated upon expiration. It is possible to renew up to 45 days following the expiration date
Disputes: UDRP and URS
Transfer (change of Registrar): the process is started on the new registrar's interface with an auth code. Ensure that your domain does not have a TransferProhibited status and is older than 60 days. The effective transfer depends on your validation (by e-mail).
Change of Ownership: the process is started on our interface, then please contact our customer service department
Deletion process: quarantine of 30 days; see this table
Registration period10 years max. Register a .tel
Renewal period9 years max. Renew a .tel
Late renewal period
(domain suspended)
45 days
Restoration period30 days Restore a .tel
Period before release
(Pending Delete)
5 days
Minimum period before a transfer60 days Transfer a .tel

Gandi provides you with special rates depending on the total volume of purchases that you have made with us over the past 12 months. For example:

  • If you manage 40 domains or less (at $15 USD each), our A rates apply, and include Gandi's full range of services
  • For resellers or key clients with over 40 domains, B through E rates are available, depending on the volume of your purchase. These rates may save you up to 50% off our normal rates (example: $8.80 per year for a .com at E rates).

If you have more questions about our rates and billing options, please check our documentation.

Search by currency and prices

Registration price/year 1 to 2 years $18.00
Registration price/year 3 to 10 years $15.30
Renew price/year 1 to 9 years $18.00
Transfer 1 year $15.50
Owner change 1 year $11.00
Restore (more info) 1 year $130.00