What is .tl?
The .tl web name is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Timor- leste.
Timor- leste with its estimated population of 1,066,409, ranks as the 4th most populous country in Oceania.
These domains with the .tl extension are very popular in Timor- leste and around its geographical area.
You can register your own .tl domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .tl domain has been around since 2005.
Who can register .tl domain?
Any individual or organisation are allowed to register a .tl domain.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .tl extension?
A .tl extension could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Timor- leste.
In Timor- leste the national language is Portuguese.
The 6 most popular languages used for websites is english, german, russian, spanish, french and chinese, but you can use any other languages as well.
A website with a .tl extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues.
Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?
When choosing the name for your domain, always remember that:
To name your .tl domain you can use any letters A through Z, digits between 0 and 9 and dashes (-).
A name has to start with a digit and end with a digit.
The domain can neither begin nor end with dashes.
A .tl domain name can not contain dashes in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.tl).
It can’t contain stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) or other special characters or space.
The minimum length of a domain name under the top level domain .tl is 1 characters, the maximum length is 61 characters.
You cannot register your domain name if you don't follow the above limitations.
Domain name registration term allowance:
The .tl domain name registration time: 1-3 years registration are approved at a time.
It’s only left to name your website!