Short and numeric .tel domains

Published: 22 Apr 2011

From 1st June 2011 (3 pm British Standard Time (BST)) you will be able to register a numeric-only or a short two-character .tel.

This launch will consist of two phases, namely a Landrush and General Availability.

What is the difference between Landrush (1 June 2011, 3pm BST) and General Availability (14 June 2011 3pm BST)?

During Landrush, anyone wishing to secure a short or numeric-only .tel domain will be able to do so at a premium price. During General Availability the registration price will be lower than the Landrush price.

How it works

  • What: two-character ( or and numeric-only domains between 2 and 7 digits with or without hyphens
  • How: First-come first-served basis through Lexsynergy Limited.
  • When: From 3 p.m. BST on June 1st for Landrush; from 3 p.m. BST on June 14th for general availability


The following domains will not be available for registration:

  • One-letter (from through to and one-digit domains (from through to
  • Two-character country code top level domains (ccTLDs, such as
  • Combinations of digits and/or digit and hyphen  strings that contain eight or more characters (for example, or

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