. il is the country code top -level domain ( ccTLD) of Israel. It was introduced on 24 October in 1985 and is managed today by the Internet Society of Israel.


There are no particular restrictions on the assignment. In particular, no residence or any office in Israel is required to register a. Il domain. Expressly prohibited, however, is the use of obscene or offensive words, which can disturb public order.

Overall, a. Il domain may be between three and 63 characters long, since January 2011, also internationalized domain names are supported. Registrations are carried out exclusively on the third level, there exist the following areas:

  • Ac.il - academic institutions
  • Co.il - commercial organizations
  • Org.il - Nonprofits
  • Net.il - Internet Service Provider
  • K12.il - schools and kindergartens
  • Gov.il - Government
  • Muni.il - local government
  • Idf.il - Israel Defense Forces

Hacker attack

The beginning of 2009 it was announced that as part of the Middle East conflict several hacker Association team Evil from Morocco invaded systems of individual registrars and the registry. Several domains have been diverted through manipulation of the Domain Name System.