The .il Domain

Registered Domains
.IL is the
most popular ccTLD in Asia
The main Language used
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Domain Registration term in years
Domain Character Limit
Domain Registration
Since 1985

Global Statistics

Most popular Languages on the Web
English 54.8%
German 6.3%
Russian 5.7%
Spanish 4.7%
Most popular Domains on the Web
246 million domain names registered globally
.NET 6.0%
.ORG 4.2%

Top .il websites

Global 511.
Global 1,221.
Global 1,577.
Global 2,529.

Subdomains for .il

About .il

What is .il?

The .il domain is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Israel.
Israel with its estimated population of 7,980,900, ranks as the 30th most populous country in Asia. These days .il is the 7th most favored ccTLD (country code top-level domain) used in Asia. The .il extension has more than 239,992 registrations. This means that people like and trust this domain name. You can register your own .il domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .il has been around and gaining popularity since 1985.

Who can register .il domain?

Both individuals and companies are allowed to buy and register a domain name with a .il extension.

Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .il extension?

A .il domain name could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Israel. In Israel the official language is Hebrew. The 6 most popular languages used for websites is english, german, russian, spanish, french and chinese, but you can use any other languages as well. A website with a .il extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues. Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net. Additionally, country code top-level domain gives you the opportunity to find domain hacks much easier.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?

The main characteristics restrictions of a web name:
For a .il domain name use only letters, numbers, or dashes "-".
A domain may start with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
The name cannot start or end with dashes. A .il domain can not contain hyphens in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab-
You cannot use stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) or other special characters and cannot include a space.
The minimum length of a domain name under the top level domain .il is 3 characters, the maximum length is 63 characters.
You cannot register your web name if you don't follow the above criterias.

Domain name registration term allowance:

The .il domain name can be registered 1 to 2 years at once.