|Why register .il?
|Israel, located on the south-eastern of the Mediterranean and Red Seas, borders Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Israel's economic and technological centre is Tel Aviv, and the capital city is Jerusalem--the holiest city in the world and an international icon. Tourists and locals alike can float at the 'lowest place on earth', the Dead Sea. South Israel is the Negev Desert, which is home to a diverse mix if natural beauty. The north is Galilee, which has a lush green landscape full of history. The country is small so it's less than two hours to get from desert to Galilee.
If you conduct business from Israel it is time to register a .il domain extension. Registering a dot 'IL' country code extension (top level domain name) will increase credibility for your business across the globe. Why? Country-code domains are meant specifically for businesses that do business within a particular country--in this case, Israel. The .com domain (and other generic TLDs) are not targeted and that online space is saturated--and you likely already have the .com for your business.
Extend your brand presence with a more relevant, shorter domain--a ccTLD that differentiates you from competitors. Identify yourself as an official Israeli business owner and give your clients and constituents more confidence as they interact with you online. Country code domains also help you rank higher in local search results.
Domain Names under the net.il hierarchy are available to Israeli Internet Service Providers
Rules for the Allocation of Domain Names
Under the Israel Country Code Top Level Domain ("IL ")
Original version: December 1998
Last update: August 2010
The Internet Society of Israel ("ISOC-IL"), a non-profit organization whose purpose is to advance the use of Internet in Israel, is the authorized (by IANA) Domain Name Registry ("Registry") of the IL country code Top Level Domain ("ccTLD").
2. A Domain Name is a name registered on the ISOC-IL Registry database and in the global Domain Name System ("DNS"). The allocation of a Domain Name to a holder, grants the holder with a right-of-use for the allocation period, as part of the Domain Name resolution service provided by the Registry. A Domain Name is not subject to proprietary rights and accordingly, the aforementioned right-of-use does not constitute ownership or bestow property rights.
B. Name Space Structure and Syntax Rules
Second Level Domain Names, Allocation of Third Level Domain Names
3.1 Within the IL ccTLD, third level Domain Names ("Registered Domain Name", "3LD") will be allocated within a limited number of second level domains ("SLD") in the following format: <3LD>.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has been running mediation and arbitration panels for a number of years. WIPO has also set up a mediation panel for Internet Domain Names. Their fee schedules can be found at: http://www.arbiter.wipo.int/arbitration/fees/index.html
ISOC-IL does not wish to create such a complex and highly-priced fee structure as WIPO has established. As an initial attempt, ISOC-IL has set the fee for requesting a decision of the Advisory Committee (see Section E of the Rules) at $500. If during the course of processing petitions we feel that this amount is too high or too low, or needs to be set according to the amount of hours the ACP works on each petition, we will issue a fee schedule modification.