New domain registration

Domain name registration is processed according to registration rules since January 1, 1999. Prior to submitting a request please review of the registration rules . In the Domain Name Registration Guide, you may find a detailed description of the registration process & rules. Registration of domain names with extensions,,,, is done […]


What is Reassignment? Reassignment is a procedure in which the rights to a domain name are legally transferred from one legal entity to another. The change is implemented via a request for Reassignment. This procedure entails registering an existing domain name under a different holder name. Reassignment is not modification, which is the procedure of […]

Modifying a Holder Name vs Changing Ownership

Transferring the name of a domain owner to a different person/entity entails a different procedure termed Reassignment. This operation requires a separate form and fee. Click here to reassign a domain name. When an entity remains legally the same entity but implements modifications in the holder’s name (such as a business changing its name or […]

Renewing a domain

To renew a domain name, a renewal fee is required by the Accredited Registrar. Ensure that the request has been properly processed through the registrar’s website or through the WHOIS. When the renewal date is near, the registrar will usually send a notice via the holder’s email listed on the registrar’s database. It is important […]

Deleting a domain

When should the Delete Operation be employed? When a holder is interested in deleting a domain name immediately, this function may be used. Upon confirmation of the operation, the domain name will no longer be registered and be open to the public under a “first come first serve basis”. Note: The Delete Operation is not […]

Domain Name Management

Domain names are managed via ISOC-IL’s Domain Name Management Interface. Any activity related to domain names is administrated through an ISOC-IL Accredited Registrar. Therefore, it is the registrar’s responsibility to enable and assist their clients in managing domain names easily, efficiently and securely. For your convenience, detailed here are the activities and procedures available through […]

How to Choose a Registrar

Registering, renewing and modifying .il domain names is done via ISOC-IL Accredited Registrars. These registrars are private enterprises certified by Israel Internet Association (ISOC-IL) as public Domain Registration Service Suppliers, who fulfill the technical, service and legal criteria, determined and regulated by ISOC-IL. This model exists in most registries worldwide, often in democratic countries where […]

Transfer Authorization Code

The Transfer Authorization Code adds a layer of security that protects the Domain Name in the process of transferring from one Registrar to another, allowing only the Domain Name Holder to initiate a transfer request. Following is a general outline of the process: The Losing Registrar generates the Code per the request of the Domain […]

Accreditation Procedure

Application Submit a completed Request for Accreditation form. Word File The form must be accurate and complete. Send the completed form, together with required information and accompanying documents to email (to: acc_application AT or by post (to: Israel Internet Association (ISOC-IL), 6 Bareket St. POB 7219 Petach Tikva 49517, Israel). A non-refundable application fee […]

Registration Rules

Rules for the Allocation of Domain Names Under the Israel Country Code Top Level Domain (“.IL”) Original version: December 1998 Last update: May 2020 (Version 1.8) Read the registration rules Summary of Amendments

Technical Information

Technical Information The REG-REG System is an XML-based transaction system. Communication with the REG-REG Server is done asynchronously, where the transaction units are digitally-signed electronic mail messages (signing provided by PGP). The REG-REG Server responses are sent as signed mail as well. The system uses elements of the EPP protocol family, although it is not […]

Legal Information

There are two major legal aspects to the REG-REG system. The first deals with the bilateral relationships between ISOC-IL and an Accredited Registrar, and includes the Accreditation Agreement. The second relates to the general public, entailing the amended version of the Registration Rules. Accreditation Agreement The status of being an .il Accredited Registrar entitles the […]

ISOC-IL criticizes a bill proposing to block sexual content online by default

ISOC-IL criticizes a bill proposing to block sexual content online by default: “This is a futile law that will not prevent children from being exposed to pornographic and violent content, causing more harm than good. Who will decide which content should be blocked? It is harsh, undemocratic online censorship. Half of the budget is enough […]

Israel Internet Association (ISOC-IL)

ISOC-IL operates the country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) .il and manage the Israeli Internet eXchange (IIX) - Guaranteeing secure, fast, unrestricted access to Israeli and global websites and online services at any time and place.

Israel Internet Association - Keeping the Internet Free.