.iq is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Iraq.

.iq
DotIq domain logo.png
Introduced9 May 1997 (in root zone)
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusActive
RegistryCommunications and Media Commission
SponsorCommunications and Media Commission
Intended useEntities connected with  Iraq
Actual useSome use in Iraq
Registration restrictionsThe registration of .iq domains is limited to commercial entities, internet service providers, nonprofits, or schools and private institutions recognized by Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, natural individuals, citizens, or residents in Iraq.
StructureMostly third-level domains under .com.iq .gov.iq .edu.iq; a few second-level domains exist.
DocumentsIANA redelegation report
Registry websitedomain.iq

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[1] (a State Department designated terrorist organization), for which he was later[clarification needed] convicted in 2005.[2] 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.[3]

Registrations are within these categories:

Whois services can be found at whois.cmc.iq (Archived 2017-05-20 at the Wayback Machine).

RestrictionsEdit

The registration of .iq domains is limited to commercial commissions, Internet service providers, nonprofits, or schools and private institutions recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, natural individuals, citizens, or residents in Iraq.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Iraq, its domain and the ‘terrorist-funding’ owner
  2. ^ "Brothers Found Guilty of Funding Hamas". Archived from the original on 2013-05-13. Retrieved 2018-11-29.
  3. ^ IANA Report on Redelegation of the .IQ Top-Level Domain

External linksEdit