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Dot istanbul logo.png
Introduced Officially introduced in 2016
TLD type Generic top-level domain
Status delegated
Registry Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Sponsor MEDYA A.Ş.
Intended use See article
Actual use Launched January 27, 2016
Structure Registrations are being taken directly at second level
Documents ICANN registry agreement
Dispute policies UDRP
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 İstanbul'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.