Domain Names


The domain name authority for the “.tr” extension in Turkey currently resides with the Middle East Technical University (METU). According to the new regulations for domain names published in the November 07, 2010 issue of the official gazette, within two years Turkey will begin using a new domain name registration system called “TRABİS” . Until this date, the current registration process will continue. Once TRABİS comes into effect, authority over domain name registration will reside with registrars authorised by the Information Technologies Agency. We can supply our clients with consultancy and agency services in the field of domain name applications and registrations.

A trademark application can also be acceptable for applying for a domain name, provided that both applications have to be identical. In case of any rejection of the trademark application, the domain name shall be canceled within thirty days from that event.
The Middle East Technical University is the ccTLD registry in Turkey responsible for Turkey’s name space.

Entities are also allowed to reserve domain names by writing 'reserve' to the name server and IP number fields on the application form. The form may be amended for active use of the name later on.

A domain name may include a maximum of twelve and a minimum of two characters containing letters, numbers and/or (-). There is a period of one-year opposition to a new domain name registration.

It is noteworthy that the party requesting registration of this name certifies that, to her/his knowledge, the use of this name does not violate trademark or other statues. Registering a domain name does not confer any legal rights to that name and any disputes between parties over the rights to use a particular name are to be settled between the contending parties using normal legal methods.

Second-Level Domains   commercial purposes   ISPs   non-for-profit organisations   general use   business   informational sites   aviation industry   political parties   media and television use   military institutes  personal use  educational institutes   governmental bodies   general


 1. An application form which can be submitted by mail, email, or fax.

 2. A letter requesting the domain name registration. (You must sign the Turkish version). The letter should be on official letterhead. Corporate seal is a must. The original is required by mail.

 3. Trademark registration certificate or the company’s commercial registration certificate. (If not available, we can provide trademark registration upon your request).


 • If the client has a local company, it can be the registrant.

 • The client may use his own servers.

 • Regarding the files required in original form, you must send scanned copies of the documents by email for confirmation before sending them by mail.

First Option: Trademark or Commercial Registration certificate in the origin country of the client and proof of use documents in Turkey such as invoices. (Proof of use in Turkey is a must)

Second Option: Trademark registration certificate in any other country and proof of use documents in Turkey such as invoices. (Proof of use in Turkey is a must

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