Turkish government gets control of ccTLD

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    Turkey’s ccTLD has been transferred into government hands.

    ICANN’s board of directors at the weekend formally approved a redelegation request from the country to its IANA division.

    The new official ccTLD manager is Bilgi Teknolojileri ve İletişim Kurumu (BTK), which translates as Information and Communication Technologies Authority.

    That’s Turkey’s telecommunications regulator, part of the government.

    The original manager, since the delegation in 1990, was Middle East Technical University, an Ankara-based university that caters to over 30,000 students.

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