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Dot istanbul logo.png
IntroducedOfficially introduced in 2016
TLD typeGeoTLD
RegistryIstanbul Metropolitan Municipality
SponsorMEDYA A.Ş.
Intended useEntities associated with Istanbul
Actual useLaunched January 27, 2016
StructureRegistrations are being taken directly at second level
DocumentsICANN registry agreement
Dispute policiesUDRP
Registry website.istanbul

.istanbul and .ist are approved top level domains (TLD) for the Internet. It is a community-based sponsored top-level domain by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and subsidiary Medya A.Ş.[1] According to the Medya A.Ş., .istanbul will improve awareness on Istanbul's historical heritage and help economic growth by allowing unlimited and open registration of the names.[2][3]

Along with TLDs such as .cat and .asia, .istanbul and other new TLDs fall into the new category of GeoTLDs.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Istanbul becomes a new web domain name". Aa.com.tr. 2016-08-22. Retrieved 2016-09-15.
  2. ^ "About nic.istanbul".
  3. ^ "Istanbul gets its own Internet domain name". Daily Sabah. Retrieved 2016-09-15.