LONDON, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Telnic Limited (, the Registry Operator for the .tel top level domain (TLD), today announced that the launch date for the upcoming release of short (two-character) and numeric-only .tel names would be 1st June 2011.

The launch will consist of two phases:

- Landrush - A two-week period commencing from Wednesday 1st June 2011 at 3 p.m. BST, which will enable any individual or business to secure a short or numeric-only .tel name at a premium registration price.

- General Availability - From 3 p.m. BST on Tuesday 14th June 2011, at regular registration pricing.

The following strings will not be available for registration in this round:

Short domains

- all one-letter (from through to domains

- all two-character country code top level domains (ccTLDs, such as for example)

Numeric-only domains

- all single-digit (from through to domains

- all combinations of digits and/or digit and hyphen strings that contain eight or more characters (for example, or

All registrations will be on a first-come, first served basis. As with existing .tel domain name registrations, commercial pricing will be set by ICANN-accredited Registrars and their resellers. General Availability pricing is anticipated to be similar to existing .tel registration costs. Registrations can be from one to ten years. A list of ICANN-accredited Registrars can be found at

Further information regarding short and numeric-only .tel names can be found at

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