September 19, 2022


Until recently, not everyone could register a domain name. However recently, the Turkish registry has removed all restrictions so that anyone can now register a name under the domain without any problems.

If you previously wanted to register a name under the extension, you had to go through a rather cumbersome procedure. Your domain name had to exactly match your registered brand or company name. You had to demonstrate an economic link with Turkey and documents had to be forwarded.

All of this is no longer needed. From now on, anyone who wishes to do so can register a name without any additional restrictions. A registration will also be completed significantly faster.

Registering a .frl domain name has been possible for a long time, but only if the name consisted of at least 3 characters. This will soon change. From October 1st, you will also be able to register a .frl domain name consisting of 2 characters. These 2 characters may be a combination of 2 letters, 2 numbers or a number and a letter.

The release of these 2 character names under the .frl extension will take place in 2 phases:

1) The priority phase: October 1st, 2022 to October 31st, 2022
During this priority phase, national and local governments, national country code managers and holders of a registered trademark, company or trade name will be given priority to register the exact same 2 character domain name as the respective name or country code of which they are the holder or administrator.
The first come, first served principle applies here and a one-time administrative fee will be charged upon successful registration.

2) General availability: from November 14th, 2022
From November 14th onwards, anyone who wishes to do so can register a name under the .frl domain.
Keep in mind that from then on these names will be considered premium names by registry by default. This means that a higher price will be charged for both registration and renewal.