This article describes the procedures and requirements of .com.tr domain names.
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Registration process:

  • Domain registration is requested via RCP or API

  • Domain owner receives an email listing documents required to proceed
    (Please note : the following documents are only required to register a .com.tr domain and not net.tr or web.tr)

    • If registrant is a company:
      • Domain registration application form
      • Company business certificate / trademark paperwork or other similar documents proving domain name and company / trademark name correspondence
      • If domain owner doesn't reside in Turkey - a proof of relationship with Turkey (invoice issued by domain owner, franchising agreement, etc.)

    • If registrant is a person:
      • Domain registration application form
      • Copy of domain owner's passport
      • If domain owner doesn't reside in Turkey - a proof of relationship with Turkey (invoice issued by domain owner, franchising agreement, etc.)

    • All documents must be signed and stamped by an entitled person
    • Domain owner sends back completed set of documents via fax or email
    • Documents are forwarded to the registry, which confirms or declines registration request

NB: Tax Office and Tax Number fields in registration application form can be left blank

  • Transfer is preformed by the current domain registrar by updating domain owner NIC handles to the handles of the new registrar. Contact Openprovider support to receive NIC handles set
  • Transfer application form, signed and stamped
Authorization code required no
Method of confirmation email,forms
Registration period after transfer restarts
Average transfer time 10 days
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .com.tr domains is available.

Once the transfer is initiated at the new registrar, the transfer needs to be approved manually by us.
Please contact our Support Department requesting the same.

Owner change (trade)

  • Trade - not supported for this TLD

Other update

  • Handle updates - not supported
  • DNS zone updates - via RCP and API. Not real-time. Update cna take 6-12 hours to complete
  • Nameserver updates - via RCP and API. Not real-time. Process is manual, can take up to 2 business days to complete

NB: Error message like Domain update failed: E0102, Domain could not be updated., Identical task is already being processed means previous update is not finished yet


  • Delete - via RCP or API.
    Once the domain is deleted, it goes directly to Hard Quarantine, hence if you need to keep the domain ACTIVE, make sure that the Auto Renew is ON.

Restore / reactivate

  • Restore - not supported for this TLD
    Once the domain is expired, it will be available after 3 MONTHS for re-registration.
Domain lifecycle
Technical information
  • Available second level domains: .com.tr, .info.tr, .biz.tr, .name.tr, .gen.tr, .bbs.tr, .web.tr
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: letters of the Turkish alphabet: ı, ö, ü, ç, ş, ğ
  • Registration period: 1-5 years
  • Renewal date offset: 35 days
    The number of days before the registry's expiration date, that Openprovider requires the domain to be renewed or expired. More info.
    Note that the dates as shown in your Openprovider account are always leading, even if they do not match the renewal date offset mentioned here.
  • Soft quarantine period: n/a days
    During this period, following after an expiration, the domain can be restored for free. This period does not apply if the domain is deleted explicitly. More info.
  • Quarantine period: 0 days
    During this period, an expired or deleted domain name can be reactivated at an additional fee.
  • Local presence required? no
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? n/a
  • Local activity required? yes
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? yes
  • Nameservers must be configured and return an authoritative answer before the domain is requested.
  • A copy of the commercial licence (companies) or a copy of an Identity Card (individuals) is required.
  • The domain name must be reasonable similar to the company name.
  • Proof of a business relationship is required, for example an invoice to a customer in this country.
  • Foreign applicants are to prove business activity in Turkey or have a business relation with a company that is domiciled in Turkey and provide supporting official documents such as franchising agreement, distribution agreement, invoice, custom papers etc.
  • Domain name policies: https://www.nic.tr/forms/eng/policies.pdf
Registration agreement The registry requires that a registration agreement is in place between the provider and the domain holder. The text of this registration agreement and any required supplements is the following:

Due to the regular changes in registry rules and configuration or missing information from registry side, and despite our effort to keep our knowledge base up-to-date, information in the knowledge base may be outdated or incorrect. If you encounter some issue, please report it through the "HotJar" feedback collector on the bottom right, or (if it is blocked by your browser) by clicking the "Submit a request" link below. No rights can be derived from the information in this knowledge base. If there is discrepancy between the knowledge base and the process in Openprovider, the process in Openprovider is leading.

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