Why choose a .ist domain?
.ist is a geographic top-level domain (TLD) for Istanbul, the largest city in both Turkey and Europe. If you're a Istanbul-based business, buying a .ist domain name is a great way to show off your connection to the city, its history, and people.
.ist facts, stats & history
.ist was first introduced in 2016 and is managed by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and subsidiary Medya A.Ş. Although intended for local Istanbul businesses, organizations, and people, anyone in the world can register a .ist domain name.
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Is .ist right for you?
If you're based in Istanbul, there’s no better way to emphasize your local presence than with a .ist domain name. Plus, because .ist is a newer TLD, you have a better chance of getting the exact domain name that you want.
Ideas for your .ist domain
Whether you're a local business, a global retailer, or something in between, registering a .ist domain name is a smart choice for building an online presence in Istanbul. Additionally, it can be used by businesses with names that end in "ist."
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FAQ - Learn more about .ist domains
.ist is one of the two geographic top-level domains (TLD) for Istanbul, the other being .istanbul. It's ideal for business operating in Istanbul that want to make their local connection clear, along with businesses with names that end in "ist."
Whether you're looking to target locals in Istanbul or own a brand with a name that ends with "ist," a .ist domain name is unique and highly-memorable.
Anyone in the world can buy a .ist domain name as long as it hasn't already been registered.
Yes, you can buy your branded .ist domain names through Shopify.
All Shopify domains come with a free SSL certificate, including .ist domain names. Domains bought via other platforms may not include SSL, meaning you have to get it separately. This can cost you hundreds of dollars in annual fees.