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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 Limited, mostly Iraqi government and educational institutions.
Registration restrictions No online registrations are known to be presently taking place
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:


  1. ^ Iraq, its domain and the ‘terrorist-funding’ owner
  2. ^ Brothers Found Guilty of Funding Hamas
  3. ^ IANA Report on Redelegation of the .IQ Top-Level Domain

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