".a.tr" Domain Name Applications’ Deadline Extended


The Turkish Information Technologies and Communication Authority (ICTA) published the "Procedures and Principles for the Allocation of Domain Names in the a.tr Structure" and the "Fees for Domain Names in the a.tr Structure" (Decision) on 25 August 2023 and the order of prioritization was determined as three categories.

With the completion of the 1st and 2nd categories, the final category, the 3rd category, was started on 14 February 2024. Pursuant to Article 9 of the Decision and the announcement published by TRABIS (TR Network Information System), within the scope of the 3rd category, as of 25 August 2023;

— “a.kep.tr”,

— “a.av.tr”,

— “a.dr.tr”,

— “a.com.tr”,

— “a.org.tr”,

— “a.net.tr”,

— “a.gen.tr”,

— “a.web.tr”,

— “a.name.tr”,

— “a.info.tr”,

— "a.biz.tr",

— “a.tv.tr”,

— “a.bbs.tr”,

— “a.tel.tr

owners of domain names with extensions were prioritized. Accordingly, applications were to be accepted from 14 February 2024 until 14 May 2024; assessments were to be made and allocation procedures were to be carried out between 14 May 2024 and 14 June 2024.

Recently, TRABIS announced that the deadline for the applications of the priority right holders belonging to the 3rd category has been extended until 7 August 2024.

However, the announcement did not specify how long this assessment process and allocations will be completed. It is expected that the issue will be clarified in the coming days and an announcement will be made by TRABIS and/or ICTA.

You can reach the full text of the relevant announcement here (only available in Turkish).

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