.iq

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.iq
Introduced 1997
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry Communications and Media Commission
Sponsor Iraqi Communications and Media Commission
Intended use Entities connected with  Iraq
Actual use Gains some popularity in Iraq
Registration restrictions The registration of .iq domains is limited to commercial commisions, Internet service providers, nonprofits, or schools and private institutions recognized by Higher Education, natural individuals, citizens, or residents in Iraq.
Structure Mostly third-level domains under .com.iq .gov.iq .edu.iq; a few second-level domains exist.
Documents IANA redelegation report
Dispute policies None
Website Communications and Media Commission

.iq is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Iraq.

This domain was in limbo for years[clarification needed], as the delegated manager was imprisoned in Texas on charges of alleged connection to Hamas[1] (a State Dept designated terrorist organization), for which he was later convicted in 2005.[2] Some talk of redelegation and relaunching began taking place at the time of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and in 2005 a redelegation to the National Communications and Media Commission of Iraq was approved by ICANN.[3]

Registrations are within these categories:

Whois services can be found at whois.cmc.iq.

Restrictions[edit]

The registration of .iq domains is limited to commercial commissions, Internet service providers, nonprofits, or schools and private institutions recognized by Higher Education, natural individuals, citizens, or residents in Iraq.

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