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03|30|2010 12:54 pm EDT

.TEL IDN Domains to Launch June 15th

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Registries

Telnic, the operator of the .TEL domain, announced today that the registry will launch IDN domains for .TEL in 16 languages on Tuesday, June 15th, 2010. Registrations will be served through accredited registrars on a first come, first served basis starting as of 3pm BST.

The languages supported as of the initial launch are Chinese, Danish, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. The registry expects to add more languages as it works with the community in order to determine Demand.

“If you’re a Jörn, Júlia or Bjørn, or a Chlöe, ? or B?a?ej, 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.”

Further information regarding .tel names and IDNs can be found at .

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March 30, 2010 @ 3:37 pm EDT

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Raffaele Della Peruta

March 30, 2010 @ 5:07 pm EDT

As a person that has been collecting domains for over 15 years, I have to say that dot tel is definitely a domain name that people should be paying close attention to. I could turn the domaining world upside down.

I’m convinced that this domain name will push itself into the mainstream and be the root domain people use for sem/advertsing. In my area of the world Vancouver, British Columbia, I am already seeing many companies using this domain on business cards, print advertising and on the side of their vehicles.

Why is this better than the dot com domains we have been using to do the same. There are dozens of reasons.


March 30, 2010 @ 5:32 pm EDT


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March 30, 2010 @ 6:54 pm EDT

I wonder why French isn’t on the list to be released?

Justin Hayward

March 31, 2010 @ 8:50 am EDT

Regarding French, there is currently no agreed standardized language table. As soon as there is, we will look to support French IDN domain names.


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Raffaele Della Peruta

April 1, 2010 @ 7:55 pm EDT

Wake up Drew. There is plenty of room on this bandwagon.

Total annual costs of $20.00/year, no hosting, no IT computer technician costs and it can be set up in twenty minutes by a person without technical skills. How about the fact that people can update their information on the fly, such as contact details, using their smart phones.

i.e. -> Correct me if I’m wrong. Doesn’t this guy have a nicer looking page that most of the hosted websites on the internet?

Not saying this replaces websites… because it isn’t designed to do that. These domains are designed to do a hell of a lot more than.

My question is, if you were an electrician wouldn’t this be the best suitable choice to get an identity online fast?

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