a new top-level domain that allows people to store, publish and manage contact information directly in the DNS without needing to build a website
.tel service provider
a company that sells and supports .tel domains
Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)
the official policy determining the correct use of the .tel
enable the selected profile, so that the .tel will only show the text, contacts and keywords from that profile when viewed over the internet
add a contact to a profile
a TelFriends user who you have blocked from sending friend requests to you
keyword category for storing the address of your company
a friend response message that informs you that you've been added to somebody's friend list and may see private data on that .tel domain
a piece of contact information that can be added to your .tel
a means of contacting you, such as email address, phone number, Skype ID, GoogleTalk ID, and so on
the central web console for managing your .tel domain
the main page of the control panel for adding contact, keyword, text header and location information as well as folders to your .tel domain
keyword category for describing your business as it could be entered in a directory listing
a piece of contact information that is in your Dashboard, but is not published to the DNS, so does not appear on your .tel
a link to a folder in your .tel; the link is automatically created when you create a new folder
a name that you type in an Internet browser to point to information or web content stored on the Internet
Domain name system (DNS)
a global database system that stores locations of all the websites in the world, which Telnic uses to enable the storage of personal and business contact information by anyone in a .tel domain
the date to which you have registered your .tel domain. You can check the current date in the WHOIS and extend the registration period with your provider.
a sub-domain of your .tel domain that can contain contacts, keywords, and text headers just like your proper .tel; you can reach a folder by typing its address in the browser address field (like management.telnic.tel) or by following a link on the main .tel
a keyword category that allows you to enter free-form text into keywords, if none of the pre-set categories fits your needs
a list of all the people you have accepted as friends of your .tel
a request message in TelFriends that you send requesting a .tel domain owner to add you to their list of friends
a confirmation message from TelFriends to inform you that you have been added to somebody's friend list
the process of connecting people through TelFriends to enable them to share private data in .tel domains
a free program that enables .tel domain owners to to display relevant Google ads
and monetize their resources.
An enterprise-class web analytics tool from Google, which can be used to measure actions and visitor activity on a .tel page, see http://google.com/analytics.
a custom group of friends that you allow to see the same set of private data
see text header
Hobbies and interests
the keyword category for entering information about your interests
Hypertext markup language, a common format for websites
contact location identifying a contact item that is available while you travel
Internationalized Domain Name, IDN, is an internet domain name that contains at least one character in a language-specific script or alphabet, such as Chinese, Russian or the Latin-based languages with diacritics, such as German, for example, Jörn.tel. For details, see IDN in .tel.
text that you can add to your .tel to help people identify you
a tab on the Add Keyword window that groups several related keywords into a group for better presentation on your. tel
text to further describe a contact or a keyword; such as, "main office" label for your business address, or "extension 2010" label for your work phone number
your current or preferred location, stored as a latitude and longitude that you can click to see on a map; this is an optional piece of contact information which is always public
Location (in contacts)
the optional characteristic of the contact, such as "home" for your home phone number; if no contact location fits, choose "None"
the contact location that you can set to say "this is my main telephone number (email address, IM contact)"
contact details (email address and name) that the TelFriends system uses for contacting members with friend messages and news
a friend request or response message sent through TelFriends for friending purposes
one of the parts of the .tel control panel for managing one type of information, such as Contact Information or Keywords
a telephone number that incurs a higher than standard telephone charge when dialled
set the order in which your contact items appear on your .tel
contact information that is only available to be viewed and activated by people whom you have granted access
a set of contact information with a name that you can switch to with one click; for example, your job title and business contacts can be organized as a "work" profile
Your .tel domain will have been purchased for a specific period. You can extend this period by renewing the domain with your provider. We have more information on renewals in our FAQs.
Forthcoming development plans and updates associated with .tel
Search engine optimization, SEO
improving the position of your domain or website in search engine results when an internet user is looking for keyword results that interest them.
the answer to the security question that you input when logging into TelFriends from custom applications
a custom challenge phrase that you need to set up to secure your TelFriends account
a folder in your .tel control panel leading to a lower or higher level which stores different information. You can have many levels of sub-domains in your .tel, for example, justin.management.telnic.tel is a sub-domain 'justin' under a sub-domain 'management' in the domain telnic.tel
one of the three pages in your .tel control panel: Dashboard, Privacy or Friends
.tel service provider
a company that sells and supports .tel domains
the monthly newsletter sent out to all .tel domain owners
the free online service that enables people to access private data in .tel domains without requiring a .tel domain themselves
the free online service that provides web visitor statistics for .tel domains; requires TelFriends login details; is available at https://telstats.nic.tel/.
Top-level domain, TLD
the last part of a Internet domain name, such as .com or .tel
the contact item itself; for a web link, it's the Internet address, for a telephone, it's the phone number
users who have accessed your site using either the web or a mobile device. You can track the number of visitors using Telnic's TelStats tool.
the keyword category where you can enter your job description
a public database of ownership and expiry information for domain names. Individual owners of a .tel domain can opt out of having the majority of their details displayed, as defined in the WHOIS policy.