.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. 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.
|Introduced||Officially introduced in 2016|
|TLD type||Generic top-level domain|
|Registry||Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality|
|Intended use||See article|
|Actual use||Launched January 27, 2016|
|Structure||Registrations are being taken directly at second level|
|Documents||ICANN registry agreement|