ISOC stops direct registration of domain names

As from November 1st, 2016, ISOC-IL (RA) ceases to direct domain names registration and management and transfers the activity of registration and administration of domain names currently under its direct management to its accredited registrars*. ISOC-IL will focus on its role of managing and leading the IT infrastructure and database required for managing Israeli domain […]

Transfer Authorization Code

Introducing a technological-administrative layer of security in the process of transferring .IL Domain Names between Registrars As of September 3, 2018, the Israeli Domain Name system will include a technological-administrative method known as Transfer Authorization Code, already available in Registries worldwide. Background Transferring an .IL Domain Name from one Israel Internet Association Accredited Registrar to […]

Dispute Resolution Panels

Procedures for Alternative Dispute Resolution under the .IL ccTLD by Dispute Resolution Panels (“IL-DRP”) Nature of Disputes Grounds for IL-DRP Procedure The IL-DRP Proceeding Additional Material Panelist/Panel Decision Binding Effect Of Decision Right To Seek Court Review Exclusion of Liability IL-DRP FEE SCHEDULE The IL-DRP is an alternative dispute resolution procedure intended to provide expedited […]

Old Registration Rules

Kindergartens, elementary schools, and high schools are to register under Non-profit organizations such as amutot and malkarim are to register under Academic institutions of higher education (with Malkar status) are to register under Governmental organizations are to register under The Internet Society of Israel has delegated responsibility for all domains […]

93% of .IL Domain Names are prepared for “DNS Flag day”

Following a forewarning and instructions issued by ISOC-IL, alerting that about 5,200 Israeli domain names could be affected by a planned update of global DNS servers, potentially causing disruption to websites around the world, 93% of domain holders made the necessary adjustments and will not be affected. Several weeks ago, ISOC-IL, managing the .IL domain […]

Transferring between registrars

Domain name holders have the right to transfer domain name management to the Accredited Registrar of their choice. Procedure: Check whether the domain name is locked through the WHOIS. A locked domain must be released prior to the transfer request. This is achieved through the Losing (present) Registrar’s interface. Send a request to receive a […]

Hebrew domain names

General Information The registration of domain names containing Hebrew characters, such as איגוד-האינטרנט (ISOC-IL in Hebrew), has been available since December 26, 2010. The registration of Hebrew domain names is an expansion of the existing domain name registration service and is subject to the registration rules. To register a Hebrew domain name please contact one of ISOC-IL’s accredited […]

What is a Domain Name?

A domain name is a unique name identified with a particular Internet site and/or email address. For example, when a person visits a website, the domain name appears in the web address bar located at the upper level of the webpage. When the user sends an email, the domain name appears after the “at” sign […]

How to register an .il domain

Registering a domain name for a future website or application involves a few stages. This guide provides a few tips for registering a domain in an efficient and comprehensive manner. Choosing a Domain Name Choosing a domain name is an important process with far-reaching consequences for marketing or branding a product, service, identities or icons […]

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 […]

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.