Israel Internet Association
Introduced24 October 1985; 37 years ago (1985-10-24)
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
RegistryIsrael Internet Association
SponsorInternet Society of Israel, NIC - ISRAEL[permanent dead link]
Intended useEntities connected with:
Actual usePopular in Israel
Registered domains283,474 (2023-01-16)[1]
Registration restrictionsLimitations vary based on which 2nd-level domain registration is within; registry reserves right to screen and reject applications
StructureNames are registered at third-level within generic second-level categories; second-level name registry directly under .il not supported
DocumentsRegistration rules
Dispute policiesOptional dispute resolution via Advisory Committee
Registry websiteen.isoc.org.il
Introducednot yet
TLD typeInternationalized country code top-level domain
StatusNot introduced
RegistryIsrael Internet Association
SponsorInternet Society of Israel
Intended useEntities connected with  Israel with content in the Hebrew alphabet
Actual useNot yet
Registered domains20,240 (2023-01-16)[1]
StructureNames to be registered either at second-level directly under ישראל. or at third-level within generic second-level categories
DocumentsRegistration rules
DNS namexn--4dbrk0ce
Registry websiteכולנו.ישראל

.il is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) of Israel, administered by the Israel Internet Association and managed by NIC - ISRAEL[permanent dead link], which hosts the DNS root server and manages the Israeli Internet Exchange, that supports IPv4 and IPv6.[2][3]

The .il top-level domain is one of the earliest registered ccTLDs. When Israel registered it, on 24 October 1985,[2] it was the third registration of any ccTLD, after .us[4] and .uk,[5] which were registered earlier that year.

As of 10 June 2014 there are 227,066 domain names registered under the .il ccTLD in Israel.[3]

Top-level domains in Hebrew script

On 19 May 2020, ICANN approved the use of the ישראל.‎ domain,[6][7] that was proposed in 2012.[8] It was delegated on 11 February 2021, and since 22 November 2022 it is possible to register domain names in full Hebrew script.[9]

Unlike the structure of .il, domain names registered under ישראל. may be either directly at second-level (for example: איגוד-האינטרנט.ישראל) or at third-level under one of these second-level domains:[10]

There will not be a Hebrew-script equivalent to these second-level domains:

As a more private initiative the top-level domain .קום ("com") was registered by VeriSign in 2016. It has as of 2020 many thousand second-level domains, mostly in Hebrew script, some in Latin script.

Second-level domains

Domain names ending with .il will always be in the third level under one of these second-level domains:[11]

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.[12]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Statistics". Israel Internet Association. 16 January 2023. Retrieved 16 January 2023.
  2. ^ a b IANA's Delegation Record, at the bottom of the page.
  3. ^ a b "About Us". Israel Internet Association - ISOC-IL. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Delegation Record for .US". IANA. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Delegation Record for .UK". IANA. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  6. ^ "".ישראל " – New Israeli country code top-level domain (ccTLD)". ISOC. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  7. ^ "ICANN Announces Successful String Evaluation for Israel IDN ccTLD". ICANN. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  8. ^ "IDN ccTLD Form of Interest - Israel". ICANN. Retrieved 25 February 2012.
  9. ^ "עצמאות אינטרנטית כחול-לבן: מהיום ניתן לרשום שמות מתחם בעברית באופן מלא". ISOC-IL. Retrieved 22 November 2022.
  10. ^ "Registration rules for ישראל. (in Hebrew)" (PDF).
  11. ^ "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.
  12. ^ Hebrew Domain Names Archived 10 August 2014 at the Wayback Machine