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Israel Internet Association
Introduced24 October 1985; 36 years ago (1985-10-24)
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
RegistryIsrael Internet Association
SponsorInternet Society of Israel, NIC - ISRAEL[permanent dead link]
Intended useEntities connected with:
Actual usePopular in Israel
Registration restrictionsLimitations vary based on which 2nd-level domain registration is within; registry reserves right to screen and reject applications
StructureNames are registered at third level within generic second-level categories
Dispute policiesOptional dispute resolution via Advisory Committee
Registry websiteen.isoc.org.il
Introducednot yet
TLD typeInternationalized country code top-level domain
StatusNot introduced
Intended useEntities connected with  Israel
Actual useNot yet
DNS namexn--4dbrk0ce
Registry websitewww.isoc.org.il

.il is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) of Israel. It is administered by the Israel Internet Association and managed by NIC - ISRAEL[permanent dead link], which hosts the DNS root server and manages the Israeli Internet Exchange, that supports IPv4 and IPv6.[1][2]

The .il top-level domain is one of the earliest registered ccTLDs. When Israel registered it, on 24 October 1985,[1] it was the third registration of any ccTLD, after .us[3] and .uk,[4] which were registered earlier that year.

As of 10 June 2014 there are 227,066 domain names registered under the .il ccTLD in Israel.[2]

Top-level domains in Hebrew script[edit]

On 19 May 2020, ICANN approved the use of the .ישראל‎ domain,[5][6] that was proposed in 2012.[7] It was delegated on 11 February 2021.

As a more private initiative the top-level domain .קום ("com") was registered by VeriSign in 2016. It has as of 2020 many thousand second-level domains, mostly in Hebrew script, some in Latin script.

Second-level domains[edit]

There are eight Second Level Domains:[8]

  • .ac.il: Academic Institutions; administration delegated to the Inter-University Computation Center.
  • .co.il: Commercial Entities; administration delegated to five private registrars.
  • .org.il: Non-commercial Organizations; administration delegated to five private registrars.
  • .net.il: Israeli Internet service providers; available only to licensed providers by the Israel Internet Association.
  • .k12.il: Schools and Kindergartens
  • .gov.il: Government and Governmental System; administration delegated to Ministry of Finance.
  • .muni.il: Municipal Government
  • .idf.il: Israel Defense Forces; administration delegated to the army's Center of Computing and Information Systems.

Registration of other second-level domain names directly under .il is not supported.

Hebrew third level domains such as איגוד-האינטרנט.org.il are available since 2010.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b IANA's Delegation Record, at the bottom of the page.
  2. ^ a b "About Us". Israel Internet Association - ISOC-IL. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Delegation Record for .US". IANA. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Delegation Record for .UK". IANA. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  5. ^ "".ישראל " – New Israeli country code top-level domain (ccTLD)". ISOC. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  6. ^ "ICANN Announces Successful String Evaluation for Israel IDN ccTLD". ICANN. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  7. ^ "IDN ccTLD Form of Interest - Israel". ICANN. Retrieved 25 February 2012.
  8. ^ "Rules for the Allocation of Domain Names Under the Israel Country Code Top Level Domain ("IL ")". Israel Internet Association - ISOC-IL. August 2010. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  9. ^ Hebrew Domain Names Archived 10 August 2014 at the Wayback Machine

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