ⓘ .iq


ⓘ .iq

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

This domain was in limbo for years, as the delegated manager was imprisoned in Texas on charges of alleged connection to Hamas a State Department 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:

  • edu.iq – educational institutions
  • .iq – general
  • mil.iq – military institutions
  • org.iq – non-profit organizations
  • gov.iq – governmental entities
  • com.iq – commercial entities
  • net.iq – network service providers

Whois services can be found at whois.cmc.iq.


1. Restrictions

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.