Newsflash: Removal of restrictions for .COM.TR, .NET.TR and .ORG.TR domains in Turkey

The ccTLD registry operator for .TR domain names in Turkey, Bilgi Teknolojileri ve İletişim Kurumu (BTK), is expected to complete the transfer of management of .TR domain names from METU (Nic.TR), which has managed the TLD since 1991, to the new authority TRABIS (.tr Network Information System) this month and new regulations will follow.

It will be possible to register domains under the extensions .COM.TR, .NET.TR and .ORG.TR without the need to submit any documents on a first-come, first-served basis. Currently, when applying for domains under .COM.TR, a copy of an identification certificate is required for individuals and for applications made by legal entities/organisations, official documents are required which must certify that the domain name matches your registered trademark or corporate name. Furthermore, foreign applicants must currently be able to prove they have a business activity in Turkey or have a business relationship with a company in Turkey, as well as provide supporting official documents such as a franchising agreement, distribution agreement, invoice, custom papers, etc. The new rules will remove these requirements.

The date for this change in rules and details of pricing have not yet been confirmed by the registry, however we will provide further updates in due course and you may wish to consider planning for registrations under these newly unrestricted extensions.

Domains under .GEN.TR, .BIZ.TR, .TV.TR, .WEB.TR, .INFO.TR, .BBS.TR, .TEL.TR and .NAME.TR will continue to be available for registration without documents.

Finally, it is also expected that domains will be available for registration directly under the top level, .TR, in the coming year.

To place an order, or for further information, please contact your Domain Strategist or contact us directly.

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