Frequently Asked Questions and their Answers


How could I enquiry about the old system?

“.tr” Domain Name Administration started to use an enhanced system with effect from 25th of May 2003 which is an electronic, web-based system and based on the domain name owners’ security (https://www.nic.tr). Therefore, the domain name owners must authorize the administrative, technical and payment contacts of the domain name by associating them with the new system in order to perform any operations. The domain names that have been applied for and assigned through the old system will not function unless they are associated with the new system. For this operation, please obtain a nic-handle or nic-handles by using the "Nic-handle Application"link under "Contact Operations" menu. Then, you should fill in the "Domain Name Authorization Form" with the new nic-handles, and submit the document. You could submit the Authorization Form that you filled in via web or fax. Please be aware that documents sent through web process faster. To submit your form through web, you should use the "Submit Document" link in the "Domain Name Operations" menu. If not please fax your documents on +90-312-210-0066, +90-312-210-0067 or +90-312-210-3333.



How could I associate my old domain name with my nic-handle?

“nic.tr” system is renovated on the 25th of May 2003. The domain names that have been applied for and assigned through the old system will not function unless they are associated with the new system. Therefore, the domain name owners must associate the contacts with the new system in order to perform any operations. For this;
First of all, you must register a nic-handle by using the "Nic-handle Application"link under "Contact Operations"
Then, you must fill in and submit the "Authorization Form" which could be found both in pdf and doc format and send it to".tr" Domain Name Administration via web or fax. Please note that documents sent through web process faster. To submit your document through web, you should use the "Submit Document" link in the "Domain Name Operations" menu. If not please fax your documents on +90-312-210-0066, +90-312-210-0067 and +90-312-210-3333.
Once the contacts are authorized, they will be able to perform the operations regarding the domain name.



I already registered a nic-handle. Could I use it for the administrative, technical and payment contacts or should I register a new nic-handle for each of them?

A domain name owner is allowed to be both administrative, payment and technical contact as well as being authorized to appoint an individual or an organisation to be the contact.
If you are the owner or the administrative contact of a domain name and wish to conduct the technical and payment contact responsibilities as well, if this is the case you are allowed to use your nic-handle for each contact. However, if you would like to appoint other individual or organizations as contacts, you must register different nic-handle for each of them and fill up the related areas acordingly.
In the “nic.tr” domain name system, all the operations can be carried out by using a nic-handle; the only operation that the domain name owner can carry out without a nic-handle is the administrative contact change.
It is not possible to perform operations without obtaining a nic-handle first, the administrative contact change is the only operation could be conducted without it.



Am I able to use the nic-handle that I registered with the old system or the test system?

No, you are not. The nic-handles (NH) you registered with the old system are not valid in the new “nic.tr” system. Hence, you must obtain a new nic-handle by using the "Nic-handle Application"link, under "Authorized Contact Operations" menu.
Nic-handle is your user name in order to enter our system and process. It is a key for all the operations you will be carrying out within the ".tr" Domain Name Administration system.



Could I apply for a domain name in the form: "xxx.tr"?

No, you could not. Turkey has accepted the "second level sub-domain name model" in accordance with the decision made in 1990 by TÜVAKA (Turkish University and Research Institutes Names).



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