The .tr ccTLD Manager joins as newest member of the ccNSO

Date: 
23 May 2019

The Council of the country code Names Supporting Organisation (ccNSO) approved "Bilgi Teknolojileri ve Iletisim Kurumu (BTK)", the ccTLD operator of .tr (Turkey), as the newest ccNSO member. The ccNSO currently numbers 172 members. The ccNSO warmly welcomes .tr to its membership and looks forward to a fruitful collaboration.

Background

Following the recent transfer of the .tr ccTLD from the Middle East Technical University (METU) to Bilgi Teknolojileri ve İletişim Kurumu (BTK) - METU is no longer the ccTLD Manager of .tr.

According to the ICANN Bylaws, ccNSO membership is limited to ccTLD Managers (originally Sponsoring Organisations), which are the entities listed as ccTLD Manager in the IANA TLD Delegation record. The ccNSO Council therefore concluded that the ccNSO membership of Middle East Technical University (METU) has ended, after completion of the transfer process of .tr to Bilgi Teknolojileri ve İletişim Kurumu (BTK).

About the ccNSO:

The ccNSO is the policy development body for a narrow range of global issues regarding country-code top level domains (ccTLDs) within the ICANN structure. Membership in the ccNSO is open to all ccTLD managers responsible for managing an ISO 3166-1 country-code top-level domain.

Consult the list of ccNSO members here: https://ccnso.icann.org/es/about/members.htm

Council resolutions and decisions: https://ccnso.icann.org/en/about/council/decisions-resolutions/2019