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.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]

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IntroducedOfficially introduced in 2016
TLD typeGeneric top-level domain
RegistryIstanbul Metropolitan Municipality
SponsorMEDYA A.Ş.
Intended useSee article
Actual useLaunched January 27, 2016
StructureRegistrations are being taken directly at second level
DocumentsICANN registry agreement
Dispute policiesUDRP

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

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