|Introduced 1997||Status Active|
|TLD type Country code top-level domain|
Registry Communications and Media Commission
Sponsor Iraqi Communications and Media Commission
Intended use Entities connected with Iraq
.iq is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Iraq.
This domain was in limbo for years, as the delegated manager was imprisoned in Texas on charges of alleged connection to Hamas (a State Dept designated terrorist organization), for which he was later 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: