.tel Registry Agreement
On 01 December 2016, ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) and Telnic Limited, entered into a renewal Registry Agreement under which Telnic Limited operated the .tel top-level domain. The renewal agreement may be viewed by following the links below. Effective 28 February 2017, the Registry Agreement was assigned by Telnic Limited to Telnames Limited, which now operates the .tel top-level domain.
In connection with the renewal of the .tel Registry Agreement, ICANN and Telnic Limited have agreed to implement the incorporation of unique legacy-related terms of .tel through an "Addendum" to the Registry Agreement. The Addendum will amend the terms of the .tel Registry Agreement. Where the Addendum provides for a different formulation of a provision, the provision in the Addendum will control. Similarly, where the Addendum states that a provision will have "no force or effect", the referenced provision in the Registry Agreement will be considered not applicable. The terms of the Addendum will not be affected by future global amendments under Sections 7.6 or 7.7 of the existing New gTLD Registry Agreement, which will enable future global amendments to proceed while preserving the unique terms applicable to .tel. If an amendment is approved under Sections 7.6 or 7.7 that would amend or modify any terms of the .tel Registry Agreement that are modified by the Addendum, ICANN and Telnic Limited have agreed in the Addendum to (i) enter into good faith discussions regarding whether an amendment to the Addendum is appropriate in light of the global amendment and (ii) mutually agree on an appropriate amendment to the Addendum or the .tel Registry Agreement.
The previous agreement may be viewed on the Archived Registry Agreements page.
2017 Global Amendment to the base Registry Agreement
The 2017 Global Amendment to the base New gTLD Registry Agreement is effective as of 31 July 2017. For additional information, please visit the Global Amendment webpage.
Assignment and Assumption Agreement
Telnic Limited to Telnames Limited (28 February 2017)