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Last Update 20 August 2012. The most recent source for domains dispute procedures can be found at:

18.It is required that the domain name allotted depending on the applicationdocument should comply with the title in formal registers ā€“ or the documentaccepted as the register ā€“ of the organizations that apply for a domain name.For the applications that do not comply with formal registers, even if thedomain name applied for is the abbreviation of the organization name, theobjections made by an organization which owns the register will be resolvedin favour of the register owner, and the applicant will be informed about thisduring the application. In the allotment of such domain names, which thirdpersons and organizations may have a right to object to, the domain nameallotted will be announced in the objection list at the NIC-tr web pages for aduration of 6 months to inform the public and to enable the objections. In thecase when there is no objection made, the domain name will become definiteand will be allotted to the applicant. Any objection that may raise eitherduring the 6-month objection list period or afterwards will be assessed andfinalized by the Dispute Resolution Mechanism.

19.The domain names that applied for based on trademark applicationdocuments are registered temporarily to the applicants untill the trademarkregistration process concluded. Those domains, which third parties have rightto object to, are to be announced to the public on the "Objection List" web pages for a duration of six month. Registration process is finalizedfor such domains after receives the trademark registration certificateunless there is an objection takes place within the six months period.

".tr" Domain Name Administration is entitled to terminate the usage of thedomain name without paying any refund if the trademark application isdeclined, the trademark registration certificate is not submitted to or anobjection is accepted valid by Dispute Resolution Mechanism. Nevertheless,the domain holder may be entitled to hold the domain regardless the result ofthe trademark application provided it has been used for at least 2 (two) yearsactively and no objection has taken place within this period.

23.The objection period to all kinds of domain names allotted is 6 months. Theobjections made after this period will be rejected by the ".tr" Domain NameAdministration unless the reason for the objection stems from anadministrative or technical mistake of the ".tr" Domain Name Administration,or depends on a court or Disagreement Solving Council conclusion.

26. ".tr" Domain Name Administration adheres to and implements the domainname allotment policies and disagreement solving decisions made by DNSWorking Group and Disagreement Solving Council.

32.Individuals and organizations possess the right to object to an allotted domainname both during the objection list period and afterwards. To do this, theconcerned individuals and/or organizations can apply to the DNS WorkingGroup and/or the Disagreement Solving Council to be formed.

33.The objections made in the period before the Disagreement Solving Council isestablished will be assessed and concluded by the DNS Working Group.


The following rules will be effective in case of disagreement that may arise amongindividuals and/or organizations about a domain name, or when more than oneindividual and/or organization claims the right to own a second level domain nameconnected to the ".tr" upper level domain name.

a) In order to enable the individuals and organizations receiving a domainname service to object to an operation carried out by the ".tr" DomainName Administration, or solve the disagreements between the individualsand organizations and the third parties, an independent disagreementsolving mechanism will be established. The objections will be taken anddealt with by this council.
b) ".tr" Domain Name Administration will not side with any of the concernedparties in the disagreements that may arise about a domain name. Allkinds of disagreements will be resolved between the right-claiming partyand the Disagreement Solving Council.
c) Concerning the domain name causing disagreement, ".tr" Domain NameAdministration will implement the decisions made by the DisagreementSolving Council.
d) An objection can be made by either an individual or an organization.
e) The objections are expressed in a file to be prepared in the way proposedand published by the DNS Working Group and/or Disagreement SolvingCouncil.
f) The contents of the objection file will be defined on the related WEBpages.
g) The establishment and working rules for the Disagreement Solving Councilwill be published later.
h) Except for the domain names "" and "", in the cases when anobjection is made to the ".tr" Domain Name Administration, they candemand documents (such as commercial registration, trademarkregistration, personal identity, etc.) from an individual or organization towhom a domain name has been allotted to prove its relation with thedomain name.