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srael Internet Association
Introduced 1985
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry Israel Internet Association
Sponsor Internet Society of Israel, NIC - ISRAEL
Intended use Entities connected with  Israel
Actual use Popular in Israel
Registration restrictions Limitations vary based on which 2nd-level domain registration is within; registry reserves right to screen and reject applications
Structure Names are registered at third level within generic second-level categories
Dispute policies Optional dispute resolution via Advisory Committee
Registry Website
Introduced not yet
TLD type Internationalized country code top-level domain
Status Not introduced
Intended use Entities connected with  Israel
Actual use Not yet
DNS name xn--4dbrk0ce
Registry Website www.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, which hosts the DNS Root Server and manages the Israel Internet Exchange (IIX), 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]

Israel is still in the process of getting an internationalized top-level domain, .ישראל‎.[5]

Registering .il Domain websites[edit]

Second level domains[edit]

There are eight Second Level Domains:[6]

  • .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.[7]

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. ^ "IDN ccTLD Form of Interest | Israel". ICANN. Retrieved 25 Feb 2012. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ Hebrew Domain Names Archived 10 August 2014 at the Wayback Machine.

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