The .ir Domain

Registered Domains
.IR is the
most popular ccTLD in Asia
The main Language used
Register .IR as
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Domain Registration term in years
Domain Character Limit
Domain Registration
Since 1994

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 .ir websites

Global 553.
Global 605.
Global 815.
Global 864.

About .ir

What is .ir?

The .ir web name is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Iran.
Iran with its estimated population of 77,108,000, ranks as the 9th most populous country in Asia. Currently .ir is the 6th most favored ccTLD (country code top-level domain) used in Asia. Today .ir has more than 297,803 registered domain names. This means that people like and trust this domain name. You can register your own .ir domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .ir domain registration in Iran started in 1994.

Who can register .ir domain?

Both individuals and companies are allowed to buy and register a web name with a .ir extension.

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

A .ir domain could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Iran. In Iran the first language is Persian. 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 .ir 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?

When choosing a domain always remember the following criterias:
The only valid characters for a .ir domain are english language letters, numbers and a dashes "-".
A web name may begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
The web name can neither start nor end with dashes. A .ir name can not contain dashes in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab-
It can’t contain stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) or other special characters or space.
The .ir domain must have minimum of 3 and a maximum of 63 characters.
You cannot register your domain name if you don't follow the above restrictions.

Domain name registration term allowance:

The .ir web name registration term: 1-10 years registration are allowed at once.