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.tel: Lifting of DNS restrictions on March 13

Jan 17, 2017

Great news for all .tel users! On March 13, 2017, the registry will lift the DNS restrictions for .tel domains and thus will allow .tel registrants the freedom of choice with respect to the hosting and use of their .tel domain.

This means that you will be able to use your .tel to design and host your own website and other digital services of your choosing.

New Telnic Platform

Furthermore, the registry has designed a new Telhosting platform. As a consequence, the current Community Telhosting system (CTH) will be shut down. In future, the use of the new Telhosting platform is purely optional. Until now, dd24 has provided the customers with access to and support for the CTH. From March 13, 2017, Telnic will assume this responsibility and we will no longer need to provide this support service.

Details on the Telnic Platform migration

Starting February 13, 2017, Telnic will be issuing all existing .tel domain holders with accounts for the new Telhosting platform to allow them sufficient time to prepare their new Telhosting account in advance of the cutover on March 13. Important: Content will NOT be migrated automatically! Data that resides on the current Telhosting system will not be accessible after March 13. If you wish to extract a copy of your data from the current system, you should run the BACKUP function from your current Telhosting account before this deadline. This will produce an XML file containing all of your data which can be used either as a reference for populating your new account or as a data source for populating an independent and separate 3rd party hosting solution.

Further changes

The registry will not be offering sub domain functionality in the new Telhosting platform. Should you wish to continue to host your .tel domain on a similar version to the current Telhosting platform which incorporates sub domains, you are required to contact the registry at cservice@telnic.org in order to discuss the available options.