Redirect Your Defensive .Tel Domains

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Defensive domain registrations can be quite “painful” to manage. If you’re trying to protect your brand or identity online you can easily end up registering quite a few alternatives to your main domain. With “normal” domain names this isn’t too much of an issue to manage, as you can point one domain at another, so if you go to blacknight.ie you’ll end up on blacknight.com, same thing would happen with blacknight.eu or any of the other variants we’ve registered.

With .tel domains, however, this isn’t something that either you the registrant or us the registrar could do. Not even if we’d wanted to, as the entire thing is hosted on the Telnic servers.

Now that has changed.

If you have a few defensive .tel domain name registrations you can easily point them to your main .tel domain name.

For example, we use the domain blacknight.tel and have populated it with contact details. We also have the domain blacknightdomains.tel that we got, but aren’t ever going to use actively

How?

Login to the Telhosting system with your username and password.

Choose the domain you want to point at your main domain, in our case I chose blacknightdomains.tel

In order for a .tel domain name to resolve it needs to have records associated with it, so we automatically populate all .tel domain names during registration. In order to get the redirect to work you will first need to remove all the content.

So delete the “header text” and save. Then you’ll need to create a link to the .tel that you want to point to.

If there are no other records or objects such as the map setup then the redirect should work.

Allow about 15 minutes or so for the changes to “kick in”

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4 Responses to Redirect Your Defensive .Tel Domains

  1. Jean Louis December 3, 2011 at 22:24 #

    Well, this maybe a partial truth, but when speaking of a true redirection, that is impossible to make on TEL domains. All one can do is place a link on a TEL domain.

    Link will not “redirect” the domain to other domain. It still requires hand work for the visitor to jump on the second domain.

    But, yes, it is much more easier to place a link on TEL domain, as it has a built-in CMS, so one need not pay for hosting or web design.

    • Michele Neylon December 3, 2011 at 23:17 #

      Jean Louis
      I don’t understand your comment. If you go to blacknightdomains.tel you will be redirected to blacknight.tel
      What am I (and Telnic) missing?

      Regards

      Michele

  2. Jean Louis December 3, 2011 at 23:25 #

    Yes, I see how the content of the domain is showing content of other domain. I did not know there is such an option.

    I see in the address bar, still blacknightdomains.tel not the blacknight.tel

    Where in the hosting panel you enter the domain for redirection?

    • Michele Neylon December 3, 2011 at 23:49 #

      Jean Louis

      If you remove all the other records from the domain (though you can leave the MX record(s) ) and put in the .tel domain you want it directed to then it will do it automatically at the next refresh.
      It’s a pity that it’s not a proper 301 redirect, but if, like us, you’ve got extra domains that are just typos and other defensive registrations this does make things easier.

      Thanks for your comments

      Michele