|Introduced||6 April 1994|
|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|Registry||Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences|
|Intended use||Entities connected with Iran|
|Actual use||Popular in Iran|
|Registration restrictions||Generally open for Iranians and non-Iranians; 3rd-level registrations under subdomains have varied restrictions and are restricted to Iranian-related entities|
|Structure||May register at second level or at third level beneath generic-category 2nd level domains|
|Dispute policies||IRNIC Dispute Resolution Policy|
.ir is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Iran. It is managed by the Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences.
Persian internationalized domain names are available for registration under .ایران.ir for public, in the Persian script.
In 2010, ICANN approved IRNIC's proposal for the ایران. IDN ccTLD (representing the Persian spelling of Iran), pending the final step of String Delegation[clarification needed].
The URL "ryana.ir" is a redirect to the budget airline website ryanair.com. It is used as a typing shortcut. Some internet users may mistakenly believe that .ir is the ccTLD for the Republic of Ireland, the home country of Ryanair (which is actually .ie).[original research?]
The URL "renmark.ir" is a redirect to the Investor Relations firm Renmark Financial Communications Inc. The .ir in this instance would stand for Investor Relations.