.ir

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.ir
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Introduced1994
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusActive
RegistryInstitute for Research in Fundamental Sciences
SponsorNone
Intended useEntities connected with  Iran
Actual usePopular in Iran
Registration restrictionsGenerally open for Iranians and non-Iranians; 3rd-level registrations under subdomains have varied restrictions and are restricted to Iranian-related entities
StructureMay register at second level or at third level beneath generic-category 2nd level domains
Dispute policiesIRNIC Dispute Resolution Policy
Registry Websitenic.ir

.ir is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Iran. It is managed by the Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences.

Second-level domains[edit]

Persian domains[edit]

Persian internationalized domain names are available for registration under .ایران.ir for public, in the Perso-Arabic script.[1]

In 2010, ICANN approved IRNIC's proposal for the ایران. IDN ccTLD (representing the Perso-Arabic spelling of Iran), pending the final step of String Delegation[clarification needed].[2]

Domain hacks[edit]

The URL "ryana.ir" is a redirect to the budget airline website ryanair.com. It is used as a typing shortcut. Some internet users may mistakenly believe that .ir is the ccTLD for the Republic of Ireland, the home country of Ryanair (which is actually .ie).

The URL "renmark.ir" is a redirect to the Investor Relations firm Renmark Financial Communications Inc. The .ir in this instance would stand for Investor Relations.

Testbeds[edit]

  • .dnssec.ir – limited term testbed for DNSSEC support

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Internationalized Domain Names at IRNIC". Archived from the original on 13 January 2009. Retrieved 19 January 2009.
  2. ^ "IDN ccTLD Request From the Islamic Republic of Iran Successfully Passes String Evaluation". ICANN.org. ICANN. 2010-10-15. Retrieved 2013-10-26.

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