|Introduced 1985||Status Active|
|TLD type Country code top-level domain|
Registry Israel Internet Association
Sponsor Internet Society of Israel
Intended use Entities connected with Israel
.il is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) of Israel. It is administered by the Israel Internet Association, which hosts the DNS Root Server and manages the Israel Internet Exchange (IIX), that supports IPv4 & IPv6.
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.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 unter the .il ccTLD in Israel.
Israel is still in the process of getting an internationalized top-level domain,
Second level domains
There are eight 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.