.iq

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.iq
Introduced1997
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusActive
RegistryCommunications and Media Commission
SponsorIraqi Communications and Media Commission
Intended useEntities connected with  Iraq
Actual useGains some popularity in Iraq
Registration restrictionsThe registration of .iq domains is limited to commercial entities, Internet service providers, nonprofits, or schools and private institutions recognized by Higher Education, 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
Dispute policiesNone
Registry WebsiteCommunications and Media Commission

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

This domain was in limbo for years[clarification needed], as the delegated manager was imprisoned in Texas on charges of alleged connection 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.

Restrictions[edit]

The registration of .iq domains is limited to commercial commissions, Internet service providers, nonprofits, or schools and private institutions recognized by Higher Education[clarify], natural individuals, citizens, or residents in Iraq.

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