Full Name of Registry: Nic.TR (.tr Domain Name Registry)
Contact details (address, phone, fax, general enquiries):
Dr. Attila Özgit
Middle East Technical University
Founding date: 1991
Registration Model (Registry/Registrar system; Direct registrations; Both): Both
Number of domain names: 200.000+
History: Having connected the country to the Internet, since 1991 the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey, has been managing the ".tr" domain. Between 1991 and 1997 nic.tr operations were managed by the Computer Center of METU. In 1998 the "nic.tr Domain Name Administration" started operating as an individual and separate department within METU responsible for the full registry/registrar function. In 2000, upon METU's request, the Turkish Ministry of Transport established the "DNS Working Group" which functions under the authority of the Internet Committee, and consists of eleven members, all internet sector representatives. The "DNS Working Group" has the responsibility to determine policies, rules and procedures for registrations under .tr and its sub-domains. The working group tries to ensure an appropriate level of democratic control of the ".tr" name space by closely cooperating with METU.