Israel Internet Association
Introduced24 October 1985; 38 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 domains285,060 (2023-08-19)[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
Introduced22 November 2022; 19 months ago (2022-11-22)
TLD typeInternationalized country code top-level domain
RegistryIsrael Internet Association
SponsorInternet Society of Israel
Intended useEntities connected with  Israel with content in the Hebrew alphabet
Registered domains22,186 (2023-08-19)[1]
Registration restrictionsOnly Hebrew alphabet, digits, hyphens can be used.[2]
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.[3][4]

The .il top-level domain is one of the earliest registered ccTLDs. When Israel registered it, on 24 October 1985,[3] it was the third registration of any ccTLD, after .us[5] and .uk,[6] which were registered earlier that year.

As of 19 August 2023 there are 285,060 domain names registered under the .il ccTLD in Israel.[1]

Top-level domains in Hebrew script

On 19 May 2020, ICANN approved the use of the ישראל.‎ domain,[7][8] that was proposed in 2012.[9] It was delegated on 11 February 2021, and since 22 November 2022 it is possible to register domain names in full Hebrew script.[10]

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:[11]

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:[12]

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.[13]

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Statistics". Israel Internet Association. 19 August 2023. Retrieved 19 August 2023.
  2. ^ ccTLD ישראל. Domains – Frequently Asked Questions
  3. ^ a b IANA's Delegation Record, at the bottom of the page.
  4. ^ "About Us". Israel Internet Association - ISOC-IL. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Delegation Record for .US". IANA. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Delegation Record for .UK". IANA. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  7. ^ "".ישראל " – New Israeli country code top-level domain (ccTLD)". ISOC. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  8. ^ "ICANN Announces Successful String Evaluation for Israel IDN ccTLD". ICANN. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  9. ^ "IDN ccTLD Form of Interest - Israel". ICANN. Retrieved 25 February 2012.
  10. ^ "עצמאות אינטרנטית כחול-לבן: מהיום ניתן לרשום שמות מתחם בעברית באופן מלא". ISOC-IL. Retrieved 22 November 2022.
  11. ^ "Registration rules for ישראל. (in Hebrew)" (PDF).
  12. ^ "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.
  13. ^ Hebrew Domain Names Archived 10 August 2014 at the Wayback Machine