Expired .TL Domains

Registration Requirements

There is no special process needed to register a .TL domain name, no special action is needed on your end.

Intended Use

Entities connected with East Timor

.TL Registry Information

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Registration Price

$99.00 Annually

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.TL Top Registrars

Registrar name Registered domains Share, %
Name.com, Inc. 224 12.97%
Gandi SAS 150 8.69%
Key-Systems GmbH 87 5.04%
1API GmbH 80 4.63%
MarkMonitor Inc. 69 4.00%
OVH sas 56 3.24%
101domain GRS Limited 42 2.43%
united-domains AG 32 1.85%
INWX GmbH & Co. KG 10 0.58%
Variomedia AG 9 0.52%

.TL Domain Sales

Domain Price Date Venue
be.tl $250.00 2020-04-30 Sedo
shop.tl $1,162.00 2018-08-24 Sedo
m.tl $4,000.00 2017-11-01 Claim.Club

What are the steps in owning and operating a .tl domain name?

First, you need to have a domain name that is eligible for registration with the .tl TLD. You can register this with your domain name registrar.

Then, you need to choose the extension for which you would like to register the domain name (for instance, .tl).

You'll then be taken to an input box where you can enter your proposed .tl domain name.

After entering all information required, click on the button prompting you to complete the registration process.

You'll then be prompted with a summary page of your domain name registration. If it is correct, click on 'Proceed to Payment'.

After finalizing the transaction, you will now own this .tl domain name!

Can you register .tl Domain Without Local Presence?

Yes, it is possible to apply for a .tl domain name without a local presence.

If you cannot provide a business license, national ID card, or an apostilled copy of your passport then you will not be able to register the .tl domain name.

What Documents do you need to register .tl Domain Name?

You will need a local business license (varying from country to country), or some sort of proof of business existence.

If you are a foreigner and do not have a local business license, then you can bring in your passport and they will probably allow the registration.

However, if you provide an apostilled copy of your passport (which I would recommend) then they may require some form of a national ID card as well.

To register a domain name in .tl with a local presence, you will need the following:

Copy of an identification card with photo (ie. passport)

Proof of residence (i.e. utility bill or bank statement)

Company registration papers (i.e. articles of incorporation)

What are the registration restrictions for a .tl domain name?

.tl domain name must be at least 3 characters long.

It can contain letters (a-z), numbers (0-9), and hyphens (except as the first or last characters of the domain name).

You may not start or end your .tl domain with a hyphen.

Domain names cannot begin or end with a space.

The following is a list of prohibited content from being registered within a .tl domain name:

- Obscene, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate material

- Inappropriate to any individual or group

- Political parties & organizations

- Terrorism and terrorist groups

- Gambling services

According to the TLD rules for .tl, no offensive or disparaging names are allowed. You should also make sure that you don't use any words in the domain name which has a special meaning to the culture of Timor Leste.

There are no registration restrictions for this TLD. You can register as many .tl domains as you would like, allowing your company to have a unique and professional internet presence.

There is also no minimum requirement on how long you should keep each of your .tl domain registrations.

Why choose a .tl domain name?

The internet is a central part of our society, and having a strong online presence is essential for companies operating today.

When selecting a domain name extension it is best to choose one that will reach as many potential customers as possible.

In Timor Leste, .tl is the official country code top-level domain (ccTLD).

It is used in conjunction with a second-level domain (SLD) and makes up the official name of the country. This means that when people think of Timor Leste they will most likely think about .tl as well.