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What is a .ist domain?

When searching online, Turk internet users expect to see website addresses from Turkey. .IST domain names are dedicated to Istanbul. Whether you are a local Turk, a small business owner, a financial consultant, an energy specialist, or just someone who appreciates historic centers and the best nightlife in Europe, a .IST domain name is for you! With a .IST domain name you will rank higher in local search results and in the hearts of the locals.

Show your connection to the Turkish culture and commitment to providing the best internet experience in Turkey with .IST domain. A .IST domain name is short, professional and memorable helping your website stand out in a sea of content online. Istanbul is the most populated city in Turkey. The lavish and lively city is the country's economic, cultural, and historic hub.

Protecting your brand is as important as growing it. Registering your brand name in Istanbul is one of the best preventative measures you can take to secure your trademark and combat copyright infringement. Your domain name is your brand and your brand is you! Register your perfect .IST domain name before someone else does.

How do I buy a .ist domain?

Looking to buy a .ist domain name? You've come to the right place! Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, the registry authorized to operate the .ist domain, has accredited 101domain to provide domain registration services for .ist domains.

  • You can trust 101domain to do it right, because domain names are our specialty.
  • 101domain is uniquely positioned to help guide you through the .ist registration process.
  • Our business was built on providing simple and timely domain registration services, and superior support once you have your name.
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How do I transfer a .ist domain?

Transferring your .ist domain name is a fast and easy process. Get started by clicking "Transfer Now" below, and our Domain Specialists will help you navigate the process. Every .ist domain transfer into 101domain includes an additional year(s) renewal, so you're not losing any time, just saving money and gaining the access to the largest portfolio of extensions in the business and 101domain's powerful domain management system.

Starting @ 20.99 USD / yr

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FAQs for .ist

.ist domain names are available for 1-10 years.
The domain registration time frame for .ist during general availability is Instant.
Domain Names must:
  • have minimum of 1 and a maximum of 63 characters;
  • begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
  • use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
  • neither begin with, nor end with a dash;
  • not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab-; and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab
Trustee Service helps you satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name. Trustee Service is not available for this extension. offers hosting and email service for .ist. You can order hosting, email service and SSL certificates at checkout or you can contact sales.
Trustee service is non-transferable. If you are using our Trustee Service, you must update ownership according to .ist requirements before transfer out can be started.
Yes. You can activate Private Registration during the purchase of a new domain.
In accordance with ICANN, Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) have a 40 day "Grace period" in which a domain name can be renewed without incurring an additional fee. Its important to note however that your domain will no longer resolve on the day it expires. After the 40 day grace period, there is a 30 day "Redemption Period" in which you can renew your domain name for an additional $150 USD.

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality manages the registration of domain names with the .ist Top Level Domain. You may visit them here: Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.

Domain Requirements for .ist

Some domain names may be permanently or temporarily reserved or restricted for registry operations, as premium domain names or to comply with ICANN requirements.

To comply with ICANN requirements, all two-character domains shall be initially reserved, however may be released in the future. In addition reserved names for a) International Olympic Committee, b) International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and c) Intergovernmental Organizations, for new gTLDs., are not available in accordance with ICANN. The list of these names can be found here.

How do I renew a .ist domain?

Renewing your domain name is simple! Just click "Renew Now" below, or log into your Account Manager, select your .ist domain name that you would like to renew, select the term of your renewal, and check out. That's it!

We also offer Auto-Renew—a great way to keep your domain name up-to-date without having to worry about letting them accidentally expire. Check your Account Settings to find out if you have it enabled.

Starting @ 24.49 USD / yr

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