|Introduced||9 May 1997 (in root zone)|
|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|Registry||Communications and Media Commission|
|Sponsor||Iraqi Communications and Media Commission|
|Intended use||Entities connected with Iraq|
|Actual use||Gains some popularity in Iraq|
|Registration restrictions||The registration of .iq domains is limited to commercial entities, Internet service providers, nonprofits, or schools and private institutions recognized by Higher Education, natural individuals, citizens, or residents in Iraq.|
|Structure||Mostly third-level domains under .com.iq .gov.iq .edu.iq; a few second-level domains exist.|
|Documents||IANA redelegation report|
|Registry website||Communications and Media Commission|
.iq is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Iraq.
This domain was in limbo for several years,[clarification needed] as the delegated manager was imprisoned in Texas on charges of alleged connections to Hamas (a State Department designated terrorist organization), for which he was later[clarification needed] convicted in 2005. Some talk of redelegation and relaunching began taking place at the time of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and in 2005 a redelegation to the National Communications and Media Commission of Iraq was approved by ICANN.
Registrations are within these categories:
Whois services can be found at whois.cmc.iq (Archived 2017-05-20 at the Wayback Machine).
The registration of .iq domains is limited to commercial commissions, Internet service providers, nonprofits, or schools and private institutions clarify], natural individuals, citizens, or residents in Iraq.[