With a .tel name, the .tel registry offers an opportunity to companies and individuals to bring together their contact information and make it available in an efficient way. Via a .tel domain name all your contact information is grouped under 1 easy to remember name. Your address with directions, your phone and fax number, your e-mail, your mobile phone number,… all this information can be found under this name.
Below you will find more information about the sunrise and landrush for .tel names.
1) The sunrise period starts on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 and runs until Monday, February 2, 2009. During this period, holders of a registered brand name can register this name as a .tel domain name.
During the sunrise, the selection method is first come, first served principle. If you wish to register a .tel name during the sunrise period, the domain name needs to be registered for at least 3 years.
2) After the sunrise follows the landrush. This period starts on Tuesday, February 3 and runs until Monday, March 23. Anyone who wishes to do so can register a .tel name during the landrush. The selection method is the “first come, first served” principle and a .tel name registered during the landrush needs to be registered for at least 3 years.
If you register a .tel name during the landrush, you pay a higher price. However, if you want to increase your chances to register a certain domain name, the best thing to do, is try to register it during the landrush, since the first come, first served principle applies.
3) After the land rush, so from March 24, 2009, .tel names can be registered by everyone at the standard price for a period of 1 year.
Prices for .tel names are still unknown. As soon as we receive more information on this, we’ll inform you about it.