.tr Regulations

Requirements & Information

CountryTurkey
CodeTR
CurrencyUSD
Available TLDsRequirements
gen.trNR
web.trNR
biz.trLC
com.trLC
info.trLC

Additional Information

gen.tr :- .gen.tr no restrictions,.com.tr must be same as company or trademark name, a turkey or EU Trademark will be accepted
web.tr :- .web.tr no restrictions,.com.tr must be same as company or trademark name, a turkey or EU Trademark will be accepted


Domain name must be same as Company or Trade-Mark name. Company/Trade-Mark must be registered in Turkey. You will be required to provide proof of details. Company can be in Europe if you have a Turkish trademark
In accordance with the modifications, ".tr" registration applications which are made based on the
foreign originated documents by individuals or legal entities established abroad, applicants are
requested to prove that the phrase/name/letter string chosen as the domain name is either used in
Turkey by the rightful owner (or the authorized company/individual) or they are in business venture
to do so.

In other words, applicants must prove a business activity in Turkey (at least they are in business
venture to do so) or have business relationship with a company which is present in Turkey
(distribution agreement etc.). Otherwise, from the above mentioned date onwards it is not possible
for a foreign individual or company to register “.tr” domain name.

Proof of trading with Turkey is not required only when turkish trademark is provided.

Grouped below are the documents to be submitted to ".tr" Domain Name Administration in order to be able to apply for second level (sub-domain) names.

Documents required for ".com.tr", ".biz.tr" and ".info.tr" (sending one of documents below that convenient with your range of activities is adequate) Different documents required for abroad and domestic applications for domain name. Only commercial register certificate and/or trademark registration certificate required for ".com.tr", ".biz.tr" and ".info.tr" applications from abroad.
"Commercial Activity Certificate (Faaliyet Belgesi)", "Commercial Register Certificate (Ticari Sicil Belgesi)", "A copy of Chamber of Commerce Registration (Oda Sicil Kayit Sureti)" provided by the Chamber of Commerce, or the commercial title announcement published in the Turkey Commerce Register Journal (Türkiye Ticaret Sicil Gazetesi), (one of these certificates will be sufficient)
"Trademark Registration Certificate" provided by the Turkish Patent Institute,
Documents required for ".org.tr"
For the domain name to be allotted, establishment regulations, foundation deed or association rules and regulations of the applicant organization must be submitted to the ".tr" Domain Name Administration.
Documents required for ".web.tr" and "gen.tr"
No documents at any stage are required for the applications to be made for these two domain names.

“.tr”
Domain Names
Policies, Rules and Procedures
Version 5.0.0
NIC-tr
“.tr” Domain Names Administration
December, 2007
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DOMAIN NAME POLICIES, RULES AND
PROCEDURES
Introduction
Internet domain names are subject to the following naming systems at the
international platform: gTLD (generic Top Level Domain) which is formed from the
domain names such as .com, .org, .net, .edu, .biz, .info, and ccTLD (Country Code
Top Level Domain) which is formed from nearly 200 country codes (.uk, .us, .de, .tr,
etc.) in ISO-3166 standards. In this document, the general policies, rules and
procedures followed to determine the sub-level domain names that take place
under “.tr” (Turkey) have been described.
The actions of administering and coordinating the ".tr" higher level domain name
and the sub-level domain names that take place under it have been undertaken by
the Middle East Technical University since 1990 when it was first registered to the
Internic.
Turkey has accepted the “second level sub-domain name model” in accordance
with the decision made by TURIN (Turkish Universities and Research Institutes
Network) in 1990.
The domain name policies and rules are determined by the “DNS Working Group”
consisting of 11 organization representatives who work under the Internet Council.
The list of the second level domain names allotted by the “.tr” Domain Name
Administration is as follows:
Sub-
Domain
Name
Definition
“.com.tr” Sub-domain name involved in commercial activities of real
and legal persons.
“.info.tr” Sub-domain name involved in commercial activities of real
and legal persons.
“.biz.tr” Sub-domain name involved in commercial activities of real
and legal persons.
“.net.tr” Sub-domain name for institutions and organizations which
offer internet supply services, value-added wide-scale
services such as web, portal, scanning, e-mail, etc. over the
internet and application supply services.
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“.org.tr” Sub-domain name for institutions and organizations such as
foundations, associations, NGOs and alike.
“.web.tr” Sub-domain name for which individual and organizational
applications (general) can be made and the allocation is
made on a "first come, first served" and "domain nameindividual/
organization relation is not required" basis.
“.gen.tr” Sub-domain name for which individual and organizational
applications (general) can be made and the allocation is
made on a "first come, first served" and "domain nameindividual/
organization relation is not required" basis.
“.tv.tr” Sub-domain name for the individuals and organizations that
show activity in television broadcasting business and the
rightful owners of the international programmes.
“.av.tr” Sub-domain name for freelance lawyers, law offices and
lawyer partnerships.
“.dr.tr” Sub-domain name for doctors of medical science, doctor
partnerships, hospitals, and the first level health
organizations of The Ministry of Health of Turkey.
“.bbs.tr” Sub-domain name for institutions and organizations offering
BBS (Bulletin Board System) services.
“.name.tr” Sub-domain name for the personal use of Turkish citizens and
foreigners living in Turkey.
“.tel.tr” Sub-domain name that can be allotted to individuals and
organizations residing in Turkey, related with all kinds of the
telephone numbers that they use in Turkey.
“.gov.tr” Sub-domain name for Turkish governmental organizations
and institutions.
“.bel.tr” Sub-domain name for Turkish city and town municipality
organizations.
“.pol.tr” Sub-domain name for the Turkish Police organization.
“.mil.tr” Sub-domain name for the Turkish military institutions and
organizations.
“.k12.tr” Sub-domain name for Turkish pre-school education programs,
primary, secondary schools and their equivalents which are
approved by the Ministry of National Education.
“.edu.tr” Sub-domain name for Turkish higher education institutes that
are recognized by Higher Education Council (YOK).
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Applications are made online at https://www.nic.tr. Almost all operations
require to use a nic-handle. The nic-handle, which is used together with a
password, is a key used for every operation conducted with the “.tr” Domain
Name Administration.
A ticket number is assigned for each application. After every application, a
maximum of fifteen days is allowed for the required documents to be
submitted. Upon completion of the documents, the domain name is allotted
within at most two days. If there is uncertainty about the allotment of the
domain name in question in spite of the fact that the documents are complete,
the subject is transferred to the agenda of the DNS Working Group to be
finalized.
The related contact persons will be informed by e-mail about the results of the
operation. If no mail is received within the periods mentioned above, the stage
of the application can be learned through the link “Application Status Enquiry”
by using the domain name and/or ticket number. In addition, information can
be obtained through “Frequently Asked Questions” and “I Need Support” links
at https://www.nic.tr. We can also be reached through the following contact
information:
Tel : +90 00 312 210 00 60 (pbx)
Faks: +90 00 312 210 33 19
+90 00 312 210 33 28
+90 00 312 210 33 33
WEB: https://www.nic.tr
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“.tr” DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION POLICIES AND
RULES
The tremendous improvement of the Internet in the world and in our country
has brought about an increase in the demand for domain names. In order for
the domain name applications to be assessed fast in an organized manner and
within the equality principles, there is a policy, and hence, a series of rules.
These rules cover the allotment, deletion and changing operations of all the
domain names defined under the “.tr” higher level domain name. For the
applications made for the domain names to take place under “.tr”, the
individuals and organizations that make the application accept the procedures
and rules stated below:
1. “.tr” domain name space is qualified as the Turkish Republic’s common
public possession. Its use is based on the fact that all citizens, individuals
and organizations will utilize this service justly and equally. This right will
remain permanent as long as it is exercised.
2. “.tr” country code domain names are not to be sold, rented or transfered.
Unless otherwise determined, all domain names registered to the owner of
the relevant domain name, will be subject to deletion. Domain names may
only be transfered on condition that is the transfer of the certified rights
(trademark and patent rights etc.) which are the ground of domain name
registrations.
3. In order for a ".tr" registration application, which is made based on the
foreign-originated documents by an individual or organization established
abroad, to be concluded applicant is to prove that the phrase/name/letter
string chosen as the domain name is either used in Turkey by the rightful
owner (or the authorized organization/individual) or applicant is in business
venture to do so.
4. The information submitted by the applicant during the application is not
kept confident. These pieces of information are open to the public through
the links “Domain Name Enquiry” and “Contact Person Enquiry” at
https://www.nic.tr . However, on the condition that the applicant demands
during the application, some of the personal information or some private
information about the organization can be kept confidential.
5. The individual or organization who applies for a domain name is responsible
for the domain name choice s/he has made. The applicant undertakes that
the selected domain name does not violate another individual’s or
organization’s rights.
6. The individual or organization who applies for a domain name undertakes to
obey the laws of the Turkish Republic for the tasks performed within the
domain name applied for.
7. The individual or organization that applies for a domain name guarantees
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that the supplied information and documents are true. If the documents
required during the registration are determined to be false or fake, Nic.tr
may block the relevant nic-handles and/or domain names. Therefore,
applicants are not to use any domain name services which Nic.tr provides.
Furthermore, Nic.tr reserves the right to take legal action in such situation.
8. The domain names applied for should be in accordance with national
traditions and customs, cultural values and general moral values. The
domain name itself or any part of it cannot include expressions of insults,
swearwords, shameful definitions etc. This rule covers the equivalents of
such words and/or expressions in English and other foreign languages as
well. Domain names that do not comply with this rule will not be allotted;
and those that have been allotted will be taken back.
9. The domain name applied for should at least be two characters long.
Although there is not a practical upper limit about the length of domain
names, it is recommended that the length should allow easy reading and
typing. As capital or small letters do not matter in domain names, only small
English letters (a-z), numbers (0-9) and quotation marks (“-“) can be used.
10.In all sub-domains (second level), the domain names "turkiye", "ataturk"
and "turk" will be allotted only to the state institutions authorized by the
Turkish Republic.
11.Should a decision of changing the policy concerning the existing sub(second
level)-domains or opening a new sub(second level)-domain be made by the
Internet Council – DNS Working Group, procedures and rules about the
related sub-domain will be updated in this document to inform the public.
12.“.tr” domain names are classified into two categories as “Document(s)
Required” and “No Document Required” at the allotment stage. The
applications are made through NIC-tr web pages. In the applications for “No
Document Required” domain names (web.tr, gen.tr, name.tr, tel.tr, etc.),
the domain name allotment is actualized immediately. “Document(s)
Required” type of domain name applications, on the other hand, are
assessed and finalized by the “.tr” Domain Name Administration keeping to
the rules stated in this document.
13.If the date of the documents submitted by the applicant – documents that
are required by the “.tr” Domain Name Administration during the
application or that can be required later – does not comply with the domain
name application date, the documents will be considered invalid.
14.For the domain names allotted according to documents, while the
documents submitted by the related organization to the “.tr” Domain Name
Administration are assessed, the phrases which are “discriminating” and
form the “basic component” of the trademark, commercial title, etc. are
taken as the basis for the final decision. The auxiliary components that
define the activity field or the sector of the related title or trademark are not
assessed as the basic components. For example, "ÖRNEK Textile Investment
Import Export Industry Commerce Inc." can take the domain names
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“ornek.com.tr” or “ornektextile.com.tr” which are discriminating and form
its basic component. It cannot take the domain names "textile.com.tr",
“import.com.tr”, “export.com.tr”, “commerce.com.tr”.
15.The concerned organizations bear responsibility for the internal
management (e.g., support.xyz.com.tr, satis.xyz.com.tr) of the registered
domain names (e.g., xyz.com.tr).
16.The previously appointed administrative, technical and payment contact
persons, depending on the type of the change to be made, are authorized to
make changes on a domain name previously registered on an individual or
organization. The contact persons can be the domain name owning
individual or organization, or other people appointed by the individual or
organization. For the domain names that require document(s) to be allotted
(.com.tr, .net.tr, .org.tr, etc.), sensitive operations such as administrative
contact person change or domain name deletion require a letter of approval
from the domain name owning individual or organization – to protect the
rights of the domain name owner.
17.It is possible not to activate a domain name applied for and have it reserved
for later allotment to the concerned individual or organization only. For
reservation, DNS server and IP sections are left empty and the choice “I
Want to Make Reservation” is marked during the application. All policies and
rules are valid for the applications in this situation as well.
18.It is required that the domain name allotted depending on the application
document should comply with the title in formal registers – or the document
accepted as the register – of the organizations that apply for a domain
name. For the applications that do not comply with formal registers, even if
the domain name applied for is the abbreviation of the organization name,
the objections made by an organization which owns the register will be
resolved in favour of the register owner, and the applicant will be informed
about this during the application. In the allotment of such domain names,
which third persons and organizations may have a right to object to, the
domain name allotted will be announced in the objection list at the NIC-tr
web pages for a duration of 6 months to inform the public and to enable the
objections. In the case when there is no objection made, the domain name
will become definite and will be allotted to the applicant. Any objection that
may raise either during the 6-month objection list period or afterwards will
be assessed and finalized by the Disagreement Solving Council.
19.The domain name applied for will be assigned temporarily to the
organizations which have applied for the trademark register but their
application has not yet been concluded; the temporary period is until their
trademark register application is finalized. In the allotment of such domain
names, which third persons may have a right to object to, the domain name
allotted will be announced in the objection list at the NIC-tr web pages for a
duration of 6 months to inform the public, and thus, to enable the
objections. If an objection is accepted valid by the Disagreement Solving
Council; or if the trademark register application is concluded negatively; or
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if the trademark register that has become definite is not submitted to the
“.tr” Domain Name Administration, the temporarily assigned domain name
will be taken back. No refunds are paid to the concerned organization for
the domain name. The domain name in question will be allotted if no
objections are made during the 6-month objection list period, and then
when the trademark register that has become definite is submitted.
20.Depending on the specifications of the documents presented, the domain
names that are allotted “conditionally” will be announced in the objection
list at the NIC-tr web pages for a duration of 6 months to inform the public,
and thus, to enable the objections which third persons may have.
21.The reasons for a domain name to be on the objection list on the WEB are
as follows:
a) Domain names that are registered conditionally, with a note of “can
be deleted later”:
i) Mutual domain name registration for two companies,
ii) Those registered with a trademark register application,
iii) Abbreviations,
iv) Those which include the foreign language equivalent of the
words in its register,
b) Applications made by those registered to the profession chambers,
c) Non-periodicals (e.g. books),
d) Domain names that include part of the trademark which is formed
from more than one word.
22.In the use of the domain names applied for and allotted, it is the
responsibility of the applicant to ensure the appropriate use of the name in
accordance with the activity field(s) of the organization. In the case when a
domain name, due to a concept or fact that it can be associated with,
obviously includes contents that may cause unfair competition, insult to
personal rights or violation of rights and alike, and this case requires
immediate action without awaiting a decision, the DNS Working Group can
use their authority to obstruct access temporarily.
23.The objection period to all kinds of domain names allotted is 6 months. The
objections made after this period will be rejected by the “.tr” Domain Name
Administration unless the reason for the objection stems from an
administrative or technical mistake of the “.tr” Domain Name
Administration, or depends on a court or Disagreement Solving Council
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conclusion.
24.The allotment of settlement area names (Izmir, Rize, etc.) are subject to
explicit rules. According to these rules, settlement area names are given to:
a. province governors (valilikler) and district governers (kaymakamliklar) as
“.gov.tr” second level sub-domain name,
b. municipalities as “.bel.tr” second level sub-domain name,
c. the police organization as “.pol.tr” second level sub-domain name,
d. municipalities (only for province names and on condition that it is used
for a comprehensive portal service to introduce and explain the
province) as “.com.tr” second level sub-domain name,
The structure of the domain names to take place under “.bel.tr” and
“.pol.tr” domains is determined according to the formal naming standards
set by the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
25.The allotment and use of domain names are not subject to any limitations
other than the general principles and rules defined in this document, and
the individual and/or organization owning the domain name bears
responsibility for the contents of the domain. “.tr” Domain Name
Administration will not assume any responsibility for the content.
26.“.tr” Domain Name Administration adheres to and implements the domain
name allotment policies and disagreement solving decisions made by DNS
Working Group and Disagreement Solving Council.
27.The individuals and organizations that apply for a domain name agree to
abide by the decisions taken by DNS Working Group and Disagreement
Solving Council. Furthermore, should a decision to delete the domain name
be made, these individuals and organizations declare that they accept and
undertake to renounce all their rights related to the domain name in
question.
28.The individuals and organizations that apply for a domain name declare that
they accept and undertake to renounce all their rights to object to the
electronic records held by the “.tr” Domain Name Administration and any
other institution and/or organization authorized to do so, as these records
form the basis and are valid.
29.As a basic principle, insult to intellectual rights and domain name trade are
not encouraged.
30.The use of T.C. identity numbers for the applications made through NIC-tr
web pages is being proposed. When the administrative and technical
operations are complete, an announcement will be made before the
application starts and detailed information will be published in this
document.
31.For the applications made through NIC-tr web pages, the practice of
checking the individual/organizational tax number against the Ministry of
Finance data is being proposed. When the administrative and technical
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operations are complete, an announcement will be made before the
application starts and detailed information will be published in this
document. At present, it is obligatory to fill in the tax office and 10-digit tax
number information sections during the nic-handle and domain name
application operation.
32.Individuals and organizations possess the right to object to an allotted
domain name both during the objection list period and afterwards. To do
this, the concerned individuals and/or organizations can apply to the DNS
Working Group and/or the Disagreement Solving Council to be formed.
33.The objections made in the period before the Disagreement Solving Council
is established will be assessed and concluded by the DNS Working Group.
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“.tr” DOMAIN NAME BILLING and PAYMENT RULES
The rules stated below are observed regarding the registration fees to be paid
for the domain names defined under the second level domains connected to
the “.tr” higher level domain name:
1. Domain name registration fees can be paid for at least 1, and at most 5
years as can be seen in the table in Amendment-1.
2. The invoice for the paid amount will be sent to the payment contact person
by mail.
3. The domain name fees which have been determined on TL basis will be
rearranged as from January 1st and July 1st every year, based on the
inflation rate and international financial indexes.
4. The payment can only be made by credit card at the address:
https://www.nic.tr .
5. For the domain names whose payment time approaches, the concerned
contact persons are sent reminding e-mail notices, starting at least one
month in advance; initially every 10 days in the last month.
6. The domain names that have overdue payments despite the reminding email
messages starting one month in advance of the payment due date,
will be suspended for a duration of three (3) months. The mentioned
domain names will be activated provided that the relevant payment is
made within the suspension period. Otherwise, they will be deleted and
opened to third parties for registration at the end of the three-month
period.
7. “.tr” Domain Name Administration do not bear responsibility for the results
that can be brought about due to late payment.
8. The applicant agrees to the fact that the service s/he receives will be
charged, the invoice for this charge will be arranged in the name of the
payment contact person and mailed to the contact person’s address.
9. The declared fees can be changed with prior notification.
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“.tr” DOMAIN NAME DELETION RULES
A domain name defined under a second level domain connected to the “.tr”
higher level domain name will be deleted under the circumstances below:
1. The domain names the use of which is not allowed by the courts of the
Turkish Republic will be deleted within the time proposed by the court
decision.
2. If an organization for which a domain name has been allotted ceases legally
or in act, the domain name in question will be deleted.
3.The domain names that have overdue payments despite the reminding email
messages starting one month in advance of the payment due date,
will be suspended for a duration of three (3) months. The mentioned
domain names will be activated provided that the relevant payment is
made within the suspension period. Otherwise, they will be deleted and
opened to third parties for registration at the end of the three-month
period.
4. If it becomes definite that the individual or organization acts in a way
against the rules defined in this document, the domain name allotted will be
deleted.
5. If the domain name owning individual or organization formally applies for
the deletion of the domain name, it will be deleted.
6. The domain names which are on the objection list and whose deletion is
verified by the DNS Working Group or the Disagreement Solving Council will
be deleted.
7. If the Disagreement Solving Council decides that a domain name be deleted
as a result of an individual/organizational application, or directly by using
their authority, the name will be deleted.
8.The domain names which are deleted due to the request of domain name
holder or as a result of an administrative cause will be announced on the
web site of the “.tr” Domain Name Administration (https://www.nic.tr) for
two months.
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“.com.tr”, “.info.tr”, “.biz.tr”
Policy, Procedure and Rules
OBJECTIVE:
With sub-domain names “.com.tr”, “.info.tr” and “.biz.tr”, it is aimed the
classification of real and legal persons who are basically involved in
commercial activities on the internet. It is planned to provide the ways for
expressing their self on the internet for these people. Also the other target
is to enable the widespread use of the internet in commercial areas and
internet-based services (web pages, e-mail etc.).
SCOPE:
This sub-domain is open to use of real and legal persons, who are basically
involved in commercial activities on the internet, and also associations,
foundations and chambers.
Additionally, these sub-domain name can be registered by municipalities on
condition that the domain name is limited to the province names only and it
is used to create a portal at the province level.
RULES:
It is required that the domain name applied for should comply with the
information on the documents, which as proof of title, are lodged by real
and/or legal person that apply for a domain name.
An appropriate document from the list below to prove the title/name chosen
as the domain name, is required for domain name applications.
1. For name surname, photocopy of the certificate of birth and T.C.
identity number,
2. Submitting any one of the following documents provided by the
Chamber of Commerce will be sufficient: "Commercial Activity
Certificate (Faaliyet Belgesi)", "Commercial Register Certificate (Ticari
Sicil Belgesi)", "A copy of Chamber of Commerce Registration (Oda
Sicil Kayit Sureti)", or the commercial title announcement published
in the Turkey Commerce Register Journal (Türkiye Ticaret Sicil
Gazetesi),
3. "Trademark Registration Certificate" provided by the Turkish Patent
Institute or the trademark registration application,
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4. "Certificate of Register (Sicil Tasdiknamesi)" provided by the Chamber
of Tradesmen and Artisans of Turkey,
5. For the municipalities applying for creating a portal for the related
settlement unit, a letter of request signed by the mayor of the
municipality,
6. For associations, foundations and chambers, by-laws, establishment
laws, settlement deed etc.,
7. For hotels and holiday villages, "Certificate of Tourism Management
(Turizm Isletmesi Belgesi)" provided by the Ministry of Tourism,
8. For travel agencies, "Certificate of Travel Agency Management
(Seyahat Acentesi Isletme Belgesi)" provided by the Ministry of
Tourism,
9. For private schools offering specialized courses (dershaneler),
"Private Education Institute License (Özel Ögretim Kurumlari
Ruhsatnamesi)" provided by the Ministry of National Education,
10. For television programmes, "Certificate of Television Shows
(Televizyon Gösterim Belgesi)" provided by the Ministry of Culture,
11. For film titles, certificate of permission provided by the Copyrights
and Cinema Directorate of the Ministry of Culture,
12. For artists, certificate of membership from a profession union,
association or chamber (MESAM, SESAM, ÇASOD etc.) that they are a
member of,
13. For private hospitals, "Private Hospital Opening and Responsible
Directorship License (Özel Hastane Açilis ve Mesul Müdürlük Ruhsati)"
provided by the Ministry of Health of Turkey,
14. For liaison offices (irtibat bürolari), "Certificate for Opening Liaison
Offices (Irtibat Bürosu Açilis Belgesi)\" provided by the Prime Ministry
Under-secretary of Treasure, the Foreign Capital Directorate
15. For organizations representing a foreign organization or distributing
its goods and/or services in Turkey, a certificate of registration that
belongs to the domain name applied for is required. In addition, an
authorization certificate stamped and signed by the name-owning
company on a paper with their letter-head, and stating that the
domain name applied for can be taken by the distributor or the
representing company,
16. For radios and televisions, an official letter informing the
organization about the frequency allocation, provided by the Radio
and Television Higher Council,
17. For magazines and newspapers, "an original copy of the
magazine/paper" and "Receipt for Periodical Declaration (Mevkute
Beyannamesi Alindi Belgesi)",
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18. For non-periodical publications, the original copy of the publication,
19. For medicine names, " Medical Pharmaceuticals License (Tibbi
Müstahzarlar Ruhsatnamesi)",
20. For farms, certificate of registration provided by the chamber of
agriculture the farm is attached to,
21. For ships, "The Republic of Turkey Ship Certificate (Türkiye
Cumhuriyeti Gemi Tasdiknamesi
22. For faris, “Fair Calendar Notification of the Ministry of Industry and
Commerce (Sanayi ve Ticaret Bakanligi Fuar Takvimi Tebligi)”
published in the Official Journal and “Fair Permission Document (Fuar
Izni Yazisi)” provided by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.
23. “Private Service Number Allotment Certificate (Özel Servis Numarasi
Tahsis Belgesi)" provided by Telecommunication Authority.
None of the documents stated above has priority over another. The first
individual or organization that applies for a domain name with any one of
these documents can take the concerned domain name.
For the domain names allotted according to documents, while the
documents submitted by the related organization to the “.tr” Domain Name
Administration are assessed, the phrases which are “discriminating” and
form the “basic component” of the trademark, commercial title, etc. are
taken as the basis for the final decision. The auxiliary components that
define the activity field or the sector of the related title or trademark are not
assessed as the basic components. For example, "ÖRNEK Textile Investment
Import Export Industry Commerce Inc." can take the domain names
“ornek.com.tr” or “ornektextile.com.tr” which are discriminating and form
its basic component. It cannot take the domain names "textile.com.tr",
“import.com.tr”, “export.com.tr”, “commerce.com.tr”.
Registration of name-surname;
For one forename, it is required name and surname to be used in full. For
two or more forename, first letter of one forename’s can use or omit
completely. One of forenames and surname must be written in full. If
applicants want, they can use the symbol of “-“ or a number between the
name and surname or a number end of the domain name.
For example, a person named Orhan Veli Kanik can register domain names
such as orhanvelikanik.com.tr, orhan-veli-kanik.com.tr, orhanvelikanik.
com.tr, veli-kanik.com.tr, ovelikanik.com.tr, o-veli-kanik.com.tr,
orhanvkanik.vom.tr, orhan-vkanik.com.tr, orhan-v-kanik.com.tr,
velikanik.com.tr, orhankanik.com.tr, orhan-kanik.com.tr,
orhanvelikanik1.com.tr, orhan1kanik.com.tr, etc.
Real persons can register domain names for the names and/or surnames that are
in their own identity registration records and that they are legal heirs to.
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www.namesurname.com.tr, www.com.tr and web.name.tr domain names are used
by “.tr” Domain Name Administration to provide guidance services.
In addition and prior to the above mentioned rules, other general policies and rules
defined by “.tr” Domain Name Administration apply.
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“.net.tr”
Policy, Procedure and Rules
OBJECTIVE:
".net.tr" is a sub-domain (second-level) name opened for the use of
organizations and establishments supplying various internet services.
SCOPE:
This sub-domain name is to be registered by the individuals, institutions and
organizations that offer internet supply services, value-added, wide-scale
services such as web, portal, scanning, e-mail, etc. over the internet and
internet service providers. In addition, the individuals, institutions and
organizations that present web based activity or declare and pledge to
provide web based services within 3 months.
Furthermore, it is registered to the organizations providing access services,
it aims at supporting projects which offer new value-added services, ensure
that existing services are conveyed to the Internet, benefit society and
increase inclusion in society.
RULES:
Individuals or organizations which abide by the foregoing definition can
apply for a domain name ending “.net.tr”.
General Certificate of Permission (Telecommunication License) provided by
the Telecommunications Council is to be submitted in order for the domain
name to be registered..
For the individuals, institutions and organizations that present web based
activity, a petition outlining the details of the application such as existing
“.com” or “.net” web pages etc., is to be submitted (together with the ID of
the applicant if the applicant is an individual) to Nic.tr (“.tr” Domain Names)
Administration.
For the applications which are made based on the declaration of the
applicants, a petition outlining the details of the application and confirming
that the relevant domain name is to be deleted if the promised web page is
determined to be unexecuted, must be submitted (together with the ID of
the applicant if the applicant is an individual) to Nic.tr (“.tr” Domain Names)
Administration.
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Applications based on the declaration of the applicants and some private
documents provided by Telecommunication Council are transferred to DNS
Working Group in order to be assessed. Applicant is informed regarding the
result of the application after the assessment and the relevant domain
name -if approved- is announced on the “Trademark List” for a duration of 6
months. Please note that domain name is to be deleted if the promised web
page is determined to be unexecuted within 3 months.
The organizations and establishments described above can take a domain
name for an institution, trademark, product or service as well. In this case,
a letter of approval from TID is required.
The applicants present the required documents for TID approval together
with their application. These documents are commercial register certificate,
trademark registration certificate and alike.
The existence of prototype services is a prerequisite for value added
services. If these services are not ready yet, the domain name can be given
conditionally. In this case, it will be published on the objection list on NIC-tr
web pages for a duration of 6 months to enable the objections that can be
made by third parties
In addition and prior to the above mentioned rules, other general policies
and rules defined by “.tr” Domain Name Administration apply.
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“.org.tr”
Policy, Procedure and Rules
OBJECTIVE:
".org.tr" is a sub-domain (second level) name opened for foundations,
associations, non-profit and non-governmental organizations and alike.
SCOPE:
This domain name is limited to the use of foundations, associations, nonprofit
and non-governmental organizations only.
RULES:
· For the domain name to be allotted, establishment regulations, foundation
deed or association rules and regulations of the applicant organization must
be submitted to the ".tr" Domain Name Administration.
· In order for non-profit organizations to be able to apply for an ".org.tr"
second level sub-domain name, they need to get letters of support from at
least three NGOs.
· In addition to the above rules, other general rules defined by “.tr” Domain
Name Administration are observed
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“.web.tr “, “.gen.tr”
Policy, Procedure and Rules
OBJECTIVE:
Although planned for establishments, organizations and entrepreneurs who
will offer public and/or commercial services, the allotment of the domain
names is not subject to any limitations other than the general principles and
rules. The aim is to support the existence of individuals, organizations and
establishments in the internet medium.
".web.tr" and “.gen.tr” are sub-domain names (second level) for which
individual and organizational applications can be made and the allocation is
made on a \"first come, first served\" and \"domain name - organization
relation is not required\" basis.
These sub-domain names have been opened to enable the widespread use
of the internet by increasing the number of individual and organizational
domain names under the \".tr\" higher-level domain name.
SCOPE:
The contents are not subject to any limitations other than the general
principles and rules observed for other domain names, and the individual
and/or organization owning the domain name bears responsibility for the
contents of the domain. “.tr” Domain Name Administration, or other bodies
they have authorized will not assume any responsibility for the content.
RULES:
· No documents at any stage are required for the applications to be made for
these two domain names. The domain name will be allotted to the first who
applies.
· www.web.tr and www.gen.tr domain names are used by “.tr” Domain Name
Administration to provide guidance services.
· In addition to the above rules, other general rules defined by “.tr” Domain
Name Administration are observed.
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“tv.tr”
Policy, Procedure and Rules
OBJECTIVE :
“tv.tr” is a sub-domain (second level) name to be registered for tv
programmes, music, advertising etc. productions, projects; for the
individuals and legal entities that show activity in television broadcasting
business.
SCOPE :
This sub-domain (second level) name is opened for the use of the
individuals and legal entities that show activity in television broadcasting
business and the rightful owners of the international programmes.
RULES :
· Television and film companies can register the name of companies,
individuals, projects, programmes, products, characters, campaigns etc.
· The rightful owners can register domain names for their programmes that
are to be or will be broadcasted or currently on air.
· The name of the programmes to be broadcasted can be registered in
accordance with written declaration, on a condition that they will be on the
objection list for a period of a year. In case of any objection, the project
needs to be confirmed with relevant documents.
· The name of a movie or series character can be registered by their creators
or their rightful heirs.
· Social projects regarding media and derivatives of those can also be
registered based on written declaration.
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“.bbs.tr”
Policy, Procedure and Rules
OBJECTIVE:
The ".bbs.tr" is a sub-domain name that has been opened for the use of
individuals and/or organizations that offer BBS (Bulletin Board System)
services."
SCOPE:
The contents are not subject to any limitations other than the general
principles and rules observed for other domain names, and the individual
and/or organization owning the domain name bears responsibility for the
contents of the domain. “.tr” Domain Name Administration, or other bodies
they have authorized will not assume any responsibility for the content.
RULES:
· In order to accelerate the domain name allocation process, no documents
will be requested during the application and allocation periods by the ".tr"
Domain Name Administration or any units authorized by them. However, if
any case of a conflict (inconsistency), bad intentions or an evidence of any
trade activities concerning the domain name is determined by the ".tr"
Domain Name Administration or any units authorized by them, the domain
name owner can be requested to present supportive information and some
documents. Such documents and the required information involve the
applicant's formal documents for identity and residence information and
explanatory technical/administrative information regarding their BBS
system.
· When necessity arises, the domain name allotment can be ended without
prior notice or warning. In such a situation, the individual for whom the
domain name has been allotted is obliged to present supporting documents
to the “.tr” Domain Name Administration and, in case of disagreement, to
the DNS Working Group and the committees (or bodies alike) established to
assess the objection.
· The declaration made by the applicant forms the basis for the allotment of
domain names. If the applicant supplies missing, wrong or misleading
information during the application process, the related domain name can be
deleted by “.tr” Domain Name Administration. In this case, the applicant(s)
will be assumed to have renounced all their rights related to the domain
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name in question.
· In addition to the above rules, other general rules defined by “.tr” Domain
Name Administration are observed.
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“.name.tr”
Policy, Procedure and Rules
OBJECTIVE:
The sub-domain name ".name.tr" is a second level domain name to be
allotted for the personal use of Turkish citizens and foreigners living in
Turkey. This sub-domain name has been opened to enable the widespread
use of the internet in individual/personal areas, to enable individuals to
present their contributions to the society and to stimulate their personal
development by increasing the number of individual areas and services
(web pages, e-mail etc.) under the ".tr" higher-level domain names.
SCOPE:
The contents are not subject to any limitations other than the general
principles and rules observed for other domain names, and the individual
owning the domain name bears responsibility for the contents of the
domain. “.tr” Domain Name Administration, or other bodies they have
authorized will not assume any responsibility for the content.
RULES:
· Names can be formed from the first name, second name, surname or any
combination of the first letters of these. The hyphen(“-“) can be used to
make combinations and when the hyphen is not adequate, a number can be
added with or without it. For example, a person named Orhan Veli Kanik can
take domain names such as orhan.name.tr, veli.name.tr, kanik.name.tr,
orhanveli.name.tr, orhan1.name.tr, orhan-veli.name.tr, vkanik.name.tr,
kanik-v.name.tr, o-veli.name.tr, etc.
· The declaration made by the applicant forms the basis for the allotment of
domain names. If the applicant supplies missing, wrong or misleading
information during the application process, the related domain name can be
deleted by “.tr” Domain Name Administration. In this case, the applicant(s)
will be assumed to have renounced all their rights related to the domain
name in question.
· Individuals can apply for the names and/or surnames that are in their own
identity registration records and that they are legal heirs to.
· Those who are well-known in society by a name different from their identity
registration records can also apply for the allotment of a domain name for
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their known names and surnames (For example; Iron Lady).
· In cases such as disagreement or objection, or when deemed necessary and
demanded by the related authorities, documents such as identity
registration certificate, professional identity or a written copy of the court
decision for inheritance will be accepted valid.
· In order to accelerate the domain name allocation process, no documents
will be requested during the application and allocation periods by the ".tr"
Domain Name Administration or any units authorized by them. However, if
any case of a conflict (inconsistency), bad intentions or an evidence of any
trade activities concerning the domain name is determined by the ".tr"
Domain Name Administration or any units authorized by them, the domain
name owner can be requested to present supportive information and some
documents, and if deemed necessary, the domain name allotment can be
stopped without prior notice or warning. In such a situation, the individual
for whom the domain name has been allotted is obliged to present
supporting documents to the “.tr” Domain Name Administration and, in
case of disagreement, to the Disagreement Solving Council to be
established with the DNS Working Group.
· Domain name ownership will be transferred to legal heirs under the
conditions stated in this document.
· www.name.tr and web.name.tr domain names are used by “.tr” Domain
Name Administration to provide guidance services.
· In addition to the above rules, other general rules defined by “.tr” Domain
Name Administration are observed.
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“.tel.tr”
Policy, Procedure and Rules
OBJECTIVE:
".tel.tr" is a sub-domain that has been opened to enable individuals and
organizations residing in Turkey to own domain names related with all kinds
of the telephone numbers that they use in Turkey.
SCOPE:
The contents are not subject to any limitations other than the general
principles and rules observed for other domain names, and the individual
owning the domain name bears responsibility for the contents of the
domain. “.tr” Domain Name Administration, or other bodies they have
authorized, will not assume any responsibility for the content.
RULES:
· In order to accelerate the domain name allocation process, no documents
will be requested during the application and allocation periods by the ".tr"
Domain Name Administration or any units authorized by them. However, if
any case of a conflict (inconsistency), bad intentions or an evidence of any
trade activities concerning the domain name is determined by the ".tr"
Domain Name Administration or any units authorized by them, the domain
name owner can be requested to present supportive information and some
documents, and if deemed necessary, the domain name allotment can be
stopped without prior notice or warning. In such a situation, the individual
for whom the domain name has been allotted is obliged to present
supporting documents to the “.tr” Domain Name Administration and, in
case of disagreement, to the Disagreement Solving Council to be
established with the DNS Working Group.
· An individual or organization whose telephone number is "(xxx) yyy zzzz"
can apply for the domain name xxxyyyzzzz.tel.tr. In addition, the numbers
which take place in the national numbering plan, such as "118" and "444-
xxxx" can also be allotted upon the application of the concerned
organization. In this sub-domain name, the authority to have allotments
made is vested in the legal owner of the telephone number. Still, with the
written permission of the legal owner of the concerned telephone number,
the domain name can be allotted to a third party.
· In any case of disagreement, documents such as the contract made with
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the related institution or the most recent payment bill will be accepted as
evidence of the telephone number ownership.
· When the telephone number subscription ceases, the allotted domain name
will be deleted. In this case, no allotments will be made during the
“objection list period” as is the case after every deletion operation. The
objection-list-period rule will not be observed if a deletion is made upon
incorrectly declared information and the real owner of the telephone
number in question applies for it.
· The declaration made by the applicant forms the basis for the allotment of
domain names. If the applicant supplies missing, wrong or misleading
information during the application process, the related domain name can be
deleted by “.tr” Domain Name Administration. In this case, the applicant(s)
will be assumed to have renounced all their rights related to the domain
name in question.
· www.tel.tr and web.tel.tr domain names are used by “.tr” Domain Name
Administration to provide guidance services.
· In addition to the above rules, other general rules defined by “.tr” Domain
Name Administration are observed.
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“.gov.tr”
Policy, Procedure and Rules
OBJECTIVE:
The sub-domain ".gov.tr" is a domain name opened for the use of the
Turkish governmental organizations and institutions.
SCOPE:
The allotment of this domain name has been limited to the use of the
Turkish state institutions and organizations only.
RULES:
· For the domain name to be allotted, a certificate of permission stamped and
signed by the highest post of the organization/institution on a paper with
the letter-head of the institution must be sent to ".tr" Domain Name
Administration.
· The name of each province is allotted to province governors (valilik) under
the domain “.gov.tr” (For example; antalya.gov.tr, rize.gov.tr). The name of
each town, on the other hand, is allotted to district governors
(kaymakamlik) under the domain “.gov.tr” (For example; beykoz.gov.tr,
altindag.gov.tr).
· In addition to the above rules, other general rules defined by “.tr” Domain
Name Administration are observed.
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“.mil.tr”
Policy, Procedure and Rules
OBJECTIVE:
".mil.tr" is a sub-domain name opened for the use of Turkish military
organizations and institutions.
SCOPE:
The allotment of this domain name has been limited to the use of the
Turkish military organizations and institutions only.
RULES:
· For the domain name to be allotted, the organization that owns the domain
name must submit a certificate of permission stamped and signed on a
paper with the letter-head of the Turkish General Staff to ".tr" Domain Name
Administration.
· In addition to the above rules, other general rules defined by “.tr” Domain
Name Administration are observed.
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“.k12.tr”
Policy, Procedure and Rules
OBJECTIVE:
".k12.tr" is a sub-domain (second level) name opened for the use of primary
and secondary education institutes and their equivalents that are approved
by the Ministry of National Education.
SCOPE:
The registration of this sub-domain name is limited to the use of Turkish
crèche, nursery school, primary and secondary education institutes and
their equivalents only.
RULES:
In order for the domain name to be registered;
? if the application is made by a state school (nursery, primary, secondary,
high school etc.), a letter of permission printed on the letter head paper of
the school, signed and stamped by the principal level);
? if the application is made by a private school, the "Private Education
Institute License (Özel Ögretim Kurumlari Ruhsatnamesi)" provided by the
Ministry of National Education;
? if the application made for a pre-school education program or a crèche,
license to operate obtained from Ministry of National Education or Society
for the Protection of Children must be submitted to Nic.tr (".tr" Domain
Names) Administration.
In addition to the foregoing rules, other general rules defined by “.tr”
Domain Name Administration apply.
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“.edu.tr”
Policy, Procedure and Rules
OBJECTIVE:
The sub-domain name ".edu.tr" is a domain name opened for higher
education institutes that are recognized by Higher Education Council (YÖK).
SCOPE:
The allotment of this domain name has been limited to the use of Turkish
universities and higher education institutes only.
RULES:
· For the domain name to be allotted, a certificate of permission stamped and
signed by the president of the university (rector), or an authorized third
person (first-degree-signature authorization is required), on a paper with the
letter-head of the institute must be sent to ".tr" Domain Name
Administration.
· In addition to the above rules, other general rules defined by “.tr” Domain
Name Administration are observed.
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“.av.tr”
Policy, Procedure and Rules
OBJECTIVE:
".av.tr" is a sub-domain name (second level) which has been opened for the
professional use of lawyers/solicitors who are registered to the Turkish Bar
Union (TBU). This sub-domain name, for which freelance lawyers, law offices
and lawyer partnerships can apply, has been opened to enable the
widespread use of the internet by increasing the number of domains and
services under the ".tr" higher-level domain name. It is believed that the
widespread use of such domain names will widen the use of the internet
professionally and that lawyers can contribute to the society and their own
professional development. Since this sub-domain name has been allotted to
the law profession only, TBU has been fully authorized on the issue of
approval or rejection of the applications.
SCOPE:
The registration of this domain name has been limited to the use of
lawyers/solicitors who are registered to the Turkish Bar Union (TBU), law
offices and lawyer partnerships.
RULES:
· Regarding the registration of the ".av.tr" sub-domain name, some
documents have to be submitted to the TBU. These documents can be
reached by the users at http://www.barobirlik.org.tr/avtr2 . The allocation will
be made upon the letter of approval to be sent to the “.tr” Domain Name
Administration by the TBU.
· The only organization to make decisions about the allotment of "av.tr"
domain names is the Turkish Bar Union.
· “.av.tr” sub-domain is registered on a "first come, first served" basis.
· In addition to the above rules, other general rules defined by “.tr”
Domain Name Administration are observed.
· For the contents of “.av.tr” domain names, the limitations set by the
TBU, in addition to the general principles and rules observed for other
domain names, are valid. These limitations are explained in the
documents that can be reached at http://www.barobirlik.org.tr/avtr2/.
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“.dr.tr”
Policy, Procedure and Rules
OBJECTIVE:
".dr.tr" is a sub-domain name (second level) which has been opened for the
professional use of doctors of medical science who are registered to the Turkish
Medical Association (TMA). This sub-domain name, for which doctors of medical
science, doctor partnerships, hospitals, and the first level health organizations
of The Ministry of Health of Turkey can apply, has been opened to enable the
widespread use of the internet by increasing the number of domains and
services under the ".tr" higher-level domain name. It is believed that the
widespread use of such domain names will widen the use of the internet
professionally and that doctors can contribute to the society and their own
professional development. Since this sub-domain name has been allotted to
the doctors of medical science profession only, TMA has been fully authorized
on the issue of approval or rejection of the applications.
SCOPE:
The registration of this domain name has been limited to the use of doctors of
medical science who are registered to the Turkish Medical Association (TMA),
doctor partnerships, hospitals, and the first level health organizations of The
Ministry of Health of Turkey.
RULES:
· Regarding the registration of the ".dr.tr" sub-domain name, some
documents have to be submitted to the TMA. These documents can be
reached by the users at http://www.ttb.org.tr/drtr/ . The allocation will be
made upon the letter of approval to be sent to the “.tr” Domain Name
Administration by the TMA.
· The only organization to make decisions about the registration of "dr.tr"
domain names is the Turkish Medical Association.
· “.dr.tr” sub-domain is registered on a "first come, first served" basis.
· In addition to the above rules, other general rules defined by “.tr” Domain
Name Administration are observed.
· For the contents of “.dr.tr” domain names, the limitations set by the TMA, in
addition to the general principles and rules observed for other domain
names, are valid. These limitations are explained in the documents that can
be reached at http://www.ttb.org.tr/drtr/ .
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“.bel.tr”
Policy, Procedure and Rules
OBJECTIVE:
".bel.tr" is a sub-domain (second level) name opened for the use of Turkish
province, town and district municipality organizations.
SCOPE:
The registration of this domain name has been limited to the use of Turkish
province, town and district municipality organizations only.
RULES:
· For the registration of this domain name, a letter of approval signed by the
mayor of the municipality that will be using the domain name must be
submitted to the ".tr" Domain Name Administration.
· In addition to the above rules, other general rules defined by “.tr” Domain
Name Administration are observed.
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“.pol.tr”
Policy, Procedure and Rules
OBJECTIVE:
".pol.tr" is a sub-domain (second-level) name opened for the use of the
Turkish police organization.
SCOPE:
The allotment of this domain name has been limited to the official use of
the Turkish police organization.
RULES:
· For the domain name to be allotted, the police organization that will use
the domain name must submit a certificate of permission stamped and
signed on a paper with the letter-head of the highest level authority of the
Police Directorate.
· In addition to the above rules, other general rules defined by “.tr” Domain
Name Administration are observed.
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Dispute Resolution Mechanism
The following rules will be effective in case of disagreement that may arise
among individuals and/or organizations about a domain name, or when
more than one individual and/or organization claims the right to own a
second level domain name connected to the “.tr” upper level domain
name.
a) In order to enable the individuals and organizations receiving a domain
name service to object to an operation carried out by the “.tr” Domain
Name Administration, or solve the disagreements between the
individuals and organizations and the third parties, an independent
disagreement solving mechanism will be established. The objections will
be taken and dealt with by this council.
b) “.tr” Domain Name Administration will not side with any of the
concerned parties in the disagreements that may arise about a domain
name. All kinds of disagreements will be resolved between the rightclaiming
party and the Disagreement Solving Council.
c) Concerning the domain name causing disagreement, “.tr” Domain Name
Administration will implement the decisions made by the Disagreement
Solving Council.
d) An objection can be made by either an individual or an organization.
e) The objections are expressed in a file to be prepared in the way
proposed and published by the DNS Working Group and/or Disagreement
Solving Council.
f) The contents of the objection file will be defined on the related WEB
pages.
g) The establishment and working rules for the Disagreement Solving
Council will be published later.
h) Except for the domain names “gen.tr” and “web.tr”, in the cases when
an objection is made to the “.tr” Domain Name Administration, they can
demand documents (such as commercial registration, trademark
registration, personal identity, etc.) from an individual or organization
to whom a domain name has been allotted to prove its relation with the
domain name.
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The Process of Informing the Public
The recent situation and mobility in the domain names are published by the “.tr”
Domain Name Administration at the NIC-tr web pages monthly and annually.
These reports are presented by the “.tr” Domain Name Administration within a
national activity at least once a year. In this activity, “.tr” Domain Name policies,
rules and procedures are discussed with the users.
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Appendix-1
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