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Israel Internet Association
Introduced 1985
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry Israel Internet Association
Sponsor Internet Society of 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
Website www.isoc.org.il/domains/

.il is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) of Israel. It is administered by the Israel Internet Association, which hosts the DNS Root Server and manages the Israel Internet Exchange (IIX), that supports IPv4 & 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 unter the .il ccTLD in Israel.[2]

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

Second level domains

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 האינטרנט.org.il are available since 2010.[7]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 IANA's Delegation Record, at the bottom of the page.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "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

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