|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|Registry||Communications and Media Commission|
|Sponsor||Iraqi Communications and Media Commission|
|Intended use||Entities connected with Iraq|
|Actual use||Gains some popularity in Iraq|
|Registration restrictions||The registration of .iq domains is limited to commercial commisions, Internet service providers, nonprofits, or schools and private institutions recognized by Higher Education, natural individuals, citizens, or residents in Iraq.|
|Structure||Mostly third-level domains under .com.iq .gov.iq .edu.iq; a few second-level domains exist.|
|Documents||IANA redelegation report|
|Registry Website||Communications and Media Commission|
This domain was in limbo for years[clarification needed], 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:
- .iq: General
- gov.iq: Governmental entities
- edu.iq: Educational Institutions
- com.iq: Commercial entities
- mil.iq: Military Institutions
- org.iq: Non-profit organizations
- net.iq: Network Service Providers
Whois services can be found at whois.cmc.iq.
The registration of .iq domains is limited to commercial commissions, Internet service providers, nonprofits, or schools and private institutions recognized by Higher Education, natural individuals, citizens, or residents in Iraq.