|Introduced||24 October 1985|
|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|Registry||Israel Internet Association|
|Sponsor||Internet Society of Israel, NIC - ISRAEL[permanent dead link]|
|Intended use||Entities connected with:|
|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; second-level name registry directly under .il not supported|
|Dispute policies||Optional dispute resolution via Advisory Committee|
|TLD type||Internationalized country code top-level domain|
|Intended use||Entities connected with Israel|
|Actual use||Not yet|
|Structure||Names to be registered either at second-level directly under ישראל. or at third-level within generic second-level categories|
.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.
The .il top-level domain is one of the earliest registered ccTLDs. When Israel registered it, on 24 October 1985, it was the third registration of any ccTLD, after .us and .uk, which were registered earlier that year.
As of 10 June 2014 there are 227,066 domain names registered under the .il ccTLD in Israel.
On 19 May 2020, ICANN approved the use of the
.ישראל domain, that was proposed in 2012. It was delegated on 11 February 2021.
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:
אקדמיה.ישראל.: Academic institutions; equivalent to .ac.il.
ממשל.ישראל.: Government and Governmental System; equivalent to .gov.il.
צהל.ישראל.: Israel Defense Forces; equivalent to .idf.il.
ישוב.ישראל.: Municipal Government; equivalent to .muni.il.
There won't 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.
Domain names ending with .il will always be in the third level under one of these second-level domains:
.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.