Istanbul got its own domain name

    The domain name with the extension for Istanbul (.ist and .istanbul) is in great demand. Such domains became available last month, Rusturkey reports , and have since been actively snapped up by Istanbul business owners and foreign companies.

    In particular, such world brands as BBC, BMW, Versace and WhatsApp were very interested in such domain names. But in general, any company and individuals doing business in Istanbul can purchase such a domain.

    According to the representative of the Istanbul municipality Bekir Kaplan (tour. Bekir Kaplan), about three hundred applications for registration of domain names with the extension .istanbul daily are submitted daily. And this, as expected, will contribute to the commercial and cultural activity of the city, as well as its recognition in the world.

    The mayor of the city of Kadir Topbash announced the appearance of his own domain name in Istanbul on January 27, after signing the corresponding agreement between the city hall and the Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers on the Internet (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers).

    Berlin was the first city in the world to receive its own domain name in March 2014. He was followed by London and New York.

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