Hebrew Domain Names

General information

Hebrew Domain Names

The registration of Domain Names containing Hebrew characters, like איגוד-האינטרנט.org.il, is available since Sunday, 26.12.2010.

The registration of Hebrew Domain Names is an expansion of the existing Domain Name registration service and is done subject to the registration rules.

To register a Hebrew Domain Name please contact one of ISOC-IL's accredited registrars. Direct registration of Hebrew Domain Names at ISOC-IL's website is not available.

How do Hebrew Domain Names work

Hebrew Domain Names use the IDN (Internationalized Domain Names) suite of standards.

When a Hebrew Domain Name is typed in an IDN-aware browser (or another application), the Domain Name is automatically translated into a "traditional" Domain Name comprising of Latin characters, digits and hyphens. The translated Domain Name is resolved in the global Domain Name System (DNS). Most of modern browsers today already have IDN support. 

In the world: the process for allocating IDN country code Top Level Domains ("Fast-Track")

On November 16, 2009, ICANN had launched the Fast Track process for the allocation of IDN country code Top Level Domains ("ccTLDs").

The Fast-Track is intended for countries where non-Latin scripts are used in their respective national languages. In the Fast-Track, ccTLDs will be allocated in these languages for use by the local Internet community. The purpose of such allocation is to create Domain Names that are written entirely in one national language, without mixing with Latin letters, and by doing so to help improve the local Internet community's accessibility to the Internet.

ISOC-IL is currently taking the steps required for the allocation of a Hebrew ccTLD for Israel.

The opening of Hebrew Domain Name registration to the general public was done following the completion of a Sunrise Process in which a small number of Hebrew Domain Names identical to names of incorporated entities and to certain trademarks have been reserved. To Sunrise results page.