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  • 1 Year 89.00 USD
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No Details Are Individual .net.il domain registrations allowed?

Yes Details Company or legal entities registrations allowed for .net.il?

Yes Details Are there requirements, documents, or information needed for .net.il?

Yes Details Are some .net.il domain names restricted?

No Details Does .net.il domain have a special use?

Yes Details Other information I need to know about .net.il?

No Details Are there any additional fees for .net.il?

No Details Do I need a trademark/brand name to register .net.il?

No Details WHOIS Privacy service available?

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.net.il Domain FAQ

.net.il General FAQ
Israel is a parliamentary republic in the Middle East on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. Israel has a rich cultural history and an estimated population of approximately 8 million people. The official spoken languages are Arabic and Hebrew.

Israel has a strong economy and is considered one of the most advanced countries in Southwest Asia with respect to economic and industrial development. Recent cpr144449003101 increases in the agriculture and industrial sectors have helped make the country self sufficient in food production and it boasts a large and diverse export sector.

Why should I buy a .net.il domain name?
Israel has a strong and stable economy, and the influx of new business into the area provides an opportunity to capitalize on the needs of the emerging consumer and cpr144449003101 commercial markets. The .net.il extension is ideal for companies based in the region to help present a professional image and show your commitment to the region to local customers.
What name can I register?
Holder's Representations and Warranties

Submission of a Domain Name allocation application by an Applicant, constitutes the Applicant's representation and warranty that the Intended Holder is a legal entity and that the allocation or use of the Domain Name by the Intended Holder does not infringe the legal rights of any other third party. Further, it constitutes the Applicant's consent that ISOC-IL will not bear any liability for the allocation and use of a Domain Name.

Bars to Allocation

In addition to the aforementioned syntax rules, ISOC-IL will not allocate the following Domain Names:

7.1. Domain Names which have cpr144449003101 already been allocated in the Registry.

7.2. Domain Names which do not comply with the Rules in effect at the time that the application is submitted to the Registry, as posted on http://www.isoc.org.il/domains/il-domain-rules.html.

7.3. Domain Names containing obscene words and names incorporating foul language; names that are injurious to public order or to public sensibilities, or names that otherwise do not comply with the laws of the State of Israel.

What is the registration term allowed for .net.il domain names?
The minimum term for .net.il cpr144449003101 domain names is 1 year(s).
Can anyone register a .net.il domain name?

NoAre Individual .net.il domain registrations allowed?

YesCompany or legal entities registrations allowed for .net.il?

YesAre there requirements, documents, or information needed for .net.il?

Document showing you hold a valid Internet operating license from the Israel Ministry of Communications.

YesAre some .net.il domain names restricted?

Violating rights to third parties, names that are obscene, contrary to public order, and contrary to the laws of Israel are prohibited. See FAQs for complete restrictions.

NoDoes .net.il domain have a special use?

YesOther information I need to know about .net.il?

Registrant may not have more than 10 total domains per institution/organization.

NoAre there any additional fees for .net.il?

NoDo I need a trademark/brand name to register .net.il?

NoWHOIS Privacy service available?

Yes.net.il Trustee / Proxy service offered? Fees?

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How long does it take to register my .net.il domain name?
The domain registration time frame for .net.il during general availability is 2 Days. .net.il is not cpr144449003101 expected to launch until 2 Days. Once launched, a registration time frame will be available.
What are the characters and valid character lengths for .net.il domain names?
Domain Names must:
  • have minimum of 3 and a maximum of 63 characters;
  • begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
  • use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
  • neither begin with, nor cpr144449003101 end with a dash;
  • not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.net.il); and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.net.il).
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How do I host my .net.il domain name?
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How do I transfer my .net.il domain name?

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To transfer your .net.il domain cpr144449003101 name out of bluesit.com, contact sales.

Can I transfer out my domain if I’m using your Trustee Service?
Trustee service is non-transferable. If you are using our Trustee Service, you cpr144449003101 must update ownership according to .net.il requirements before transfer out can be started.
Can I hide my registration information (Private WHOIS)?
No. At present the .net.il domain zone does not provide means to hide the information cpr144449003101 of the domain owner. All information (name, address, email, etc.) will be displayed in WHOIS.
Can I register my .net.il domain name in different languages (Internationalized Domain Name)?

Yes, You can register IDNs in the following languages

Grace period for .net.il domain name?
Grace periods vary for country code Top Level Domains (ccTLD) including Internationalized Domain Names (IDN). Some registries require renewal up to 60 days in advance of the domain name expiration date. It is your responsibility to pay for your Renewal Fees in advance of the due date specified by 101domain regardless of the domain name expiration date. Failure to pay your Renewal Fees prior to the cpr144449003101 due date will result in a fee of $150 to renew your .net.il domain. There may be a restore period between when the domain expires and when the domain can be registered again. In the event that you do not pay by the renewal date, your site may be inaccessible during this time so it is very important that you renew this extension before the renewal date.
Who is the registry that manages .net.il domain names?
You may visit them here: Israel Internet Association.cpr144449003101
.net.il Domains Dispute & Policy

Last Update 20 August 2012. The most recent source for .net.il domains dispute proceedure can be found at: www.isoc.org.il/domains/ildrp_rules.html

Procedures for Alternative Dispute Resolution under the .IL ccTLD by Dispute Resolution Panels ("IL-DRP")

The IL-DRP is an alternative dispute resolution procedure intended to provide expedited resolution to disputes regarding the allocation of Domain Names under the .IL ccTLD ("Dispute") in accordance with the Rules for Allocation of Domain Names under .IL ("Rules").

The IL-DRP is not intended to create or replace judicial precedence or jurisprudence. Further, agreeing to dispute resolution under these procedures does not constitute an arbitration agreement as defined by the Arbitration Law of Israel.

A. Nature of Disputes
1. Under the IL-DRP, third-party challenges to an existing allocation of a Domain Name by ISOC-IL to a Holder will be reviewed. Each Dispute will be determined on a case-by-case basis
2. The following disputes, inter alia, shall not be reviewed under the IL-DRP:
2.1. Any request to disallow, in advance, the allocation of a Domain Name.
2.2. Disputes such that the allocation of a Domain Name was carried out prior to 1 January 1999 (prior to adoption of the Domain Name Registration Rules) unless the Holder of the Domain Name under dispute has agreed to such dispute resolution, in writing.
2.3. Disputes between the Holder and an Accredited Registrar ("AR") regarding allocation of Domain Name based on the quality of service/breach of contract or other commercial disputes.
2.4. Denial by ISOC-IL of a request to allocate a Domain Name.
2.5. Cancellation by ISOC-IL of an allocation of a Domain Name.
2.6. Disputes challenging allocation to a Holder, based on ISOC-IL's malfeasance in the allocation of a Domain Name. Challenges based on ISOC-IL's action/inaction may be brought to an Israeli Court.
B. Grounds for IL-DRP
3. Disputes regarding allocation of a Domain Name by a Holder may be brought by a third party ("Complainant") on the following grounds:
3.1. the Domain Name is the same or confusingly similar to a trademark, trade name, registered company name or legal entity registration ("Name") of the complainant; and
3.2. the Complainant has rights in the Name; and
3.3. the Holder has no rights in the Name; and
3.4. the application for allocation of the Domain Name was made or the Domain Name was used in bad faith.
4. Evidence of Allocation or Use in Bad Faith
4.1. For the purposes of Paragraph 3.4 above, the following circumstances, in particular but without limitation, if found to be present, shall be evidence of the allocation or use of a domain name in bad faith:
the Holder continues to hold the domain name during or after termination of employment or work for hire contract where the domain name allegedly should have been allocated to the employing/contracting party; or
the Holder has requested allocation of the domain name primarily for the purpose of disrupting the business of a competitor; or
circumstances indicating that the Holder has requested allocation or holds the Domain Name primarily for the purpose of selling, renting, or otherwise transferring the Domain Name allocation to the complainant who is the owner of the trademark or service mark or to a competitor of that Complainant, for valuable consideration in excess of documented out-of-pocket costs directly related to the domain name; or
the Holder has requested allocation of the domain name in order to prevent the owner of the trademark or service mark from reflecting the mark in a corresponding domain name, provided that there is evidence of having engaged in a pattern of such conduct; or
by using the domain name, the Holder has intentionally attempted to attract, for commercial gain, Internet users to its web site or other on-line location, by creating a likelihood of confusion with the Complainant's Name as to the source, sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement of its web site or location or of a product or service on its web site or location.
C. Procedure
5. Submission of Petition
5.1. A Petition to hear a dispute shall be submitted via e-mail to appeal@isoc.org.il and shall contain all material and arguments on the basis of which the IL-DRP Panelist/Panel (discussed further in Section 8 below) may make a determination.
5.2. The Petition may include any number of Domain Names held by a single Holder. However, the Panelist/Panel may determine that the multiple requests against a single Holder should be divided into separate proceedings.
5.3. The petition must include the following:
Names, addresses, telephone, e-mail or other communication references of the Parties;
A statement of the nature of the dispute, including reference to each of the four elements of the grounds for dispute.
Payment of the IL-DRP Fees, according to the procedures set forth in Section 4 of the Fee Schedule below.
5.4. Language of Submission
All information transmitted via e-mail shall be in English.
All documents submitted must be in English or Hebrew.
The Panelist/Panel may order that documents in any language be provided with a translation in whole or in part into either Hebrew or English.
6. Fees
6.1. At the time of filing the Petition, the Complainant shall pay an IL-DRP fee to ISOC-IL in accordance with the Fee Schedule below. Only upon payment of the fee shall IL-DRP Panelist/Panel be appointed to hear the dispute.
7. Suspension of Status of Domain Name during IL-DRP
7.1. Upon filing the petition, together with payment of the fee, the challenged Domain Name will not be re-assignable to another Holder or be deleted, until resolution of the Dispute. No changes to the holding of the challenged Domain Name Holder or contact persons' names will be made and the Domain Name will continue to be active until final resolution of the Dispute.
8. Appointment cpr144449003101 of Panelist/Panel
8.1. ISOC-IL will appoint an expert to serve as an IL-DRP panelist ("Panelist") to resolve the Dispute under the procedures set forth below.
8.2. Either party may request that the dispute be reviewed by an extended panel ("Panel") of three experts to resolve the Dispute. The party requesting the extended Panel shall pay the fees for the additional Panelists together with the submission of the request for the appointment of the Panel.

If the Complainant is the party that requests the extended Panel, then the request must be filed together with the submission of the Petition or within seven (7) days thereof.

If the party requesting the extended Panel is the Holder, then the request must be filed together with the response (discussed further in Section 9 below). No additional requests to extend the Panel will be granted.

8.3. Within 28 (twenty eight) days from the time the Petition and Fees are received, ISOC-IL will appoint a Panelist/Panel. In the case of a Panel, ISOC-IL will designate one Panelist as Chair.
8.4. The Panelist shall notify the parties of his/her appointment or in the case of Panel, the Chair shall notify the parties, via e-mail, of the identity of the three Panelists.

A party may request the exclusion of a specific Panelist (including the Chair) on the grounds of a potential conflict of interests. Such request shall be submitted to the Panelist or the Chair, and shall include details of the alleged potential conflict of interest.

The Panelist/Panel shall rule on the challenge to any of its members, and in the event that a member is deemed to be tainted with a possible conflict of interest, shall inform ISOC-IL of such. ISOC-IL shall then remove the Panelist, and appoint a new Panelist.

9. Notification to and Response of Holder
9.1. Upon the appointment of the Panelist/Panel a copy of the Petition and all submitted materials shall be sent, via e-mail, to the Holder by the Panelist/Chair, according to the contact information provided by the Holder.
9.2. The Panelist/Chair may, at his discretion, notify the Holder by means other than email.
9.3. The Holder may submit a response and any relevant materials to the Panelist/Panel within fifteen (15) days from the date the Petition is sent to the Holder.
9.4. If the Holder requests, together with his response a request for an extended Panel (together with the fee of the two additional Panelists), then ISOC-IL will appoint the additional Panelists within twenty-one (21) days of receipt of the request.
D. The IL-DRP Proceeding
10. Unless otherwise authorized by the Panelist/Chair, proceedings shall be held in English, via email.
11. Subject to the Rules, the Panelist/Panel may conduct proceedings in such a manner as it deems appropriate while giving due consideration to the speedy resolution of the Dispute and the technologies available.
12. The Panelist/Chair, may reasonably extend, at his own discretion, any time limit provided for in these rules.
E. Additional Material
13. The Panelist/Panel may ask the parties to provide additional material relevant to its determination.
13.1. The Panelist/Chair may determine the means by which such material be submitted.
13.2. Materials may include, inter alia, additional statements from the parties, documents and affidavits.
F. Panelist/Panel Decision
14. Majority Decision
14.1. In the case of a Panel, the decision shall be made by a majority of the panel members.
15. Timing and Publication of Decision
15.1. The Panelist/Panel shall endeavor to reach a decision within 21 days from receipt of the Holder's response or any additional materials requested by the Panelist/Panel.
15.2. The Panelist/Panel will issue its decision to the Parties via e-mail, stating the grounds therefore.
15.3. English Official Language of Decision
The official version of the decisions of the Panel/Panelist will be published in English at www.isoc.org.il/domains. Where the decision is published also in Hebrew translation, and when there are any discrepancies between the Hebrew version and the English version, the English version will prevail.
16. Decision that Dispute Unsuitable for IL-DRP
16.1. Notwithstanding the above, at any stage the Panelist/Panel may refrain from issuing a decision regarding a dispute if it determines that the case is not suitable for expedited resolution under this procedure.
17. Ex-Parte Decisions
17.1. Where one party fails or refuses to respond to or provide information or additional material to the Panelist/Panel, after being duly notified of the Petition, or where attempts to notify the Holder based on the information provided by the Holder to ISOC-IL do not succeed, the Panelist/Panel may make its determination on the material provided by one party alone or on the material before it.
G. Binding Effect Of Decision
18. ISOC-IL will be bound by any decision of the Panelist/Panel to assign, revoke or re-assign the Domain Name under dispute, subject to modification or reversal by an Israeli court order.
19. The decisions of a Panelist/Panel may provide guidance for further dispute resolution, but are not binding on subsequent Panelist/Panel.
H. Right To Seek Court Review
20. Petition to the IL-DRP in no way precludes access or petition to an Israel Court of Law.
21. Notwithstanding, should a party, in parallel, institute Court proceedings regarding a Domain Name during the proceedings of the IL-DRP, such petition to the Court shall not affect or stay the IL-DRP proceedings under these Rules, unless a court order regarding such be served on ISOC-IL.
22. Where the Panelist/Panel has issued a decision instructing ISOC-IL to revoke or cancel allocation of a Domain Name, or to re-assign the Domain Name to a Petitioner, ISOC-IL will notify the current Holder (Respondent) of the intended revocation or re-assignment no less than 30 (thirty) days before making any such change. This notification is intended to allow the current Holder time to seek court review of such decision.
23. The decision of the IL-DRP panelist/panel is final, and will not be reviewed by another IL-DRP Panelist/Panel.
I. Exclusion of Liability
24. Except in respect of deliberate wrongdoing, any Panelist appointed or Panel constituted under these Rules shall not be liable to a Party for any act or omission in connection with any proceedings under these Rules.
25. ISOC-IL is merely the facilitator in establishing the IL-DRP and except in respect of deliberate wrongdoing, any member of ISOC-IL shall not be liable to a Party for any act or omission in connection with any application or proceedings under these Rules.
.net.il Glossary of Technical Terms

A top-level domain devoted solely to international treaty organizations that have independent legal personality. Such organizations are not governed by the laws of any specific country, rather by mutual agreement between multiple countries. IANA maintains the domain registry for this domain.

A record
The representation of an IPv4 address in the DNS system.

AAAA record
The representation of an IPv6 address in the DNS system.

Administrative contact
Majority of the registries require 4 contacts for a successful domain registration: Registrant, Administrative, Technical and Billing. The Administrative contact is intended to represent the Registrant(owner) of the domain, in any non-technical matters, regarding the management of the domain. Certain extensions require Administrative contact to confirm requests and accept notices about the domain name.

The ASCII-compatible encoded (ACE) representation of an internationalized domain name, i.e. how it is transmitted internally within the DNS protocol. A-labels always commence the with the prefix "xn--". Contrast with U-label.

Originally a reference to the US Government agency that managed some of the Internet’s initial development, now a top-level domain used solely for machine-readable use by computers for certain protocols — such as for reverse IP address lookups, and ENUM. The domain is not designed for general registrations. IANA manages ARPA in conjunction with the Internet Architecture Board.

ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange)
The standard for transmitting English (or "Latin") letters over the Internet. DNS was originally limited to only Latin characters because it uses ASCII as its encoding format, although this has been expanded using Internationalized Domain Names(IDN) for Applications.

Authoritative Name Server
A domain name server configured to host the official record of the contents of a DNS zone. Each Israeli .net.il domain name must have a set of these so computers on the Internet can find out the contents of that domain. The set of authoritative name servers for any given domain must be configured as NS records in the parent domain.

Automatic Renewal
The service of automatic renewal allows the customers the convenience of automatic billing for the services ordered through the domain registrar. If the automatic renewal is selected, customer's credit card will be automatically charged for the service, which will avoid the interruption in service.

Billing Contact
Majority of the registries require 4 contacts for a successful domain registration: Registrant, Administrative, Technical and Billing. The Billing contact is responsible for the payment of the domain, and is usually assigned to the registrar managing the domain.

Caching Resolver
The combination of a recursive name server and a caching name server.

Cloaking Forwarding
Domains can be forwarded to another URL by using a forwarding service. Cloaking forwarding differs from Apache 301 forwarding by showing the content of the URL being forwarded to, however the URL bar displays the original domain name.

CNAME Record
A CNAME record is an abbreviation for Canonical Name record and is a type of resource record in the Domain Name System (DNS) used to specify that a domain name is an alias for another domain, the "canonical" domain. CNAME has a very specific syntax rule. CNAME can only be set up for the unique subdomain, meaning that it cannot be set up for any subdomain, which has already been set up for the domain. Thus CNAME is most commonly set up for WWW subdomain.

Country-code top-level domain (ccTLD)
A Class of Top Level Domains, generally assigned or reserved by a country, sovereign state, or territory. IANA is the organization, responsible for the ccTLD assignments. Since 2010 there 2 types of ccTLDs: 2 letter ASCII characters TLDs and IDN TLDs, which consist of the native language characters. Each country/territory is able to implement certain restrictions and requirements on the ccTLD assigned to them.

Cross-Registry Information Service Protocol (CRISP)
The name of the working group at the IETF that developed the Internet Registry Information Service (IRIS), a next-generation WHOIS protocol replacement.

Any transfer of responsibility to another entity. In the domain name system, one name server can provide pointers to more useful name servers for a given request by returning NS records. On an administrative level, sub-domains are delegated to other entities. IANA also delegates IP address blocks to regional Internet registries.

Deletion of the domain results in the domain record being removed from the registry's database. Domain deletion procedure and availability differs depending on each of the TLD's policy. Certain extensions require additional payment to delete a domain name.

DNS zone
A section of the Domain Name System name space. By default, the Root Zone contains all domain names, however in practice sections of this are delegated into smaller zones in a hierarchical fashion. For example, the .com zone would refer to the portion of the DNS delegated that ends in .com.

A technology that can be added to the Domain Name System to verify the authenticity of its data. The works by adding verifiable chains of trust that can be validated to the domain name system.

Domain lock
In order to prevent unwanted changed to the domain names, customers have an ability to change the locks on their domain names. The domain lock availability depends on individual TLD, and includes clientTransferProhibited, clientUpdateProhibited, clientDeleteProhibited, clientRenewProhibited.

Domain Name
A unique identifier with a set of properties attached to it so that computers can perform conversions. A typical domain name is "icann.org". Most commonly the property attached is an IP address, like "", so that computers can convert the domain name into an IP address. However the DNS is used for many other purposes. The domain name may also be a delegation, which transfers responsibility of all sub-domains within that domain to another entity. domain name label a constituent part of a domain name. The labels of domain names are connected by dots. For example, "www.iana.org" contains three labels — "www", "iana" and "org". For internationalized domain names, the labels may be referred to as A-labels and U-labels.

Domain Name Registrar
An entity offering domain name registration services, as an agent between registrants and registries. Usually multiple registrars exist who compete with each other, and are accredited. For most generic top-level domains, domain name registrars are accredited by ICANN.

Domain Name Registry
A registry tasked with managing the contents of a DNS zone, by giving registrations of sub-domains to registrants.

Domain Name Server
A general term for a computer hardware or software server, which answers requests to convert domain names into something else. These can be subdivided into authoritative name servers, which store the database for a particular DNS zone; as well as recursive name servers and caching name servers.

Domain Name System (DNS)
The global hierarchical system of domain names. A global distributed database contains the information to perform the domain name conversations, and the most central part of that database, known as the root zone is coordinated by IANA.

Dot or “."
Common way of referring to a specific top-level domain. Dot generally precedes the Top Level domain, such as dot com is written down as “.net.il”.

Expiration date
The expiration date determines when the domain registration period ends. In order to avoid downtime for the domain, renewal of the domain at least two weeks before expiration date is strongly encouraged. After the expiration date passes, some registries maintain the record of the domain name under the same owner, however the DNS services are put on hold.

Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP)
A protocol used for electronic communication between a registrar and a registry for provisioning domain names.

Refers to the last portion of the domain name, located after the dot. Domain extension helps determine the registry, to which domain pertains, and allows to accurately classify the domain name.

First Come, First Served (FCFS)
Multiple applications for the same domain name are not accepted. The domain will be awarded to the first registrar who submits a registration request.

File Transfer Protocol does exactly what it says. The standard network protocol allows the transfer of files from one host to another. There are many FTP clients(programs) available, which allow you to connect to your host and transfer your completed content to your hosting provider's space.

Fully-Qualified Domain Mame (FQDN)
A complete domain name including all its components, i.e. "www.icann.org" as opposed to "www".

GAC Principles
A document, formally known as the Principles for the Delegation and Administration of ccTLDs. This document was developed by the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee and documents a set of principles agreed by governments on how ccTLDs should be delegated and run.

General Availability Phase
Domains are awarded on first come first serve basis, granted that the domains are available after the previous phases have concluded.

Generic top-level domains (gTLDs)
A class of top-level domains that are used for general purposes, where ICANN has a strong role in coordination (as opposed to country-code top-level domains, which are managed locally).

Glue Record
An explicit notation of the IP address of a name server, placed in a zone outside of the zone that would ordinarily contain that information. All name servers are in-bailiwick of the Root Zone, therefore glue records is required for all name servers listed there. Also referred to as just "glue".

Hints File
A file stored in DNS software (i.e. recursive name servers) that tells it where the DNS root servers are located.

The name of a computer. Typically the left-most part of a fully-qualified domain name.

HyperText Transfer Protocol serves as the cornerstone protocol for World Wide Web, which allows the transfer of data between clients and servers.

See Internet Assigned Numbers Authority.

IANA Considerations
A component of RFCs that refer to any work required by IANA to maintain registries for a specific protocol.

IANA Contract
The contract between ICANN and the US Government that governs how various IANA functions are performed.

IANA Staff
See Internet Assigned Numbers Authority.

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers(ICANN) is responsible responsible for the coordination of maintenance and methodology of several databases of unique identifiers related to the namespaces of the Internet, and ensuring the network's stable and secure operation.

Internal transfer
Internal transfer refers to a transfer of a domain name within the same registrar. This procedure may be simpler, than starting a domain transfer, which involves 2 different registrars. The internal transfer is possible, after two parties involved in the internal transfer come to an agreement about the terms of the transfer.

Internationalized domain name (IDN)
Internet domain name, which allows the use of a language-specific script or alphabet, such as Arabic, Cyrillic, and Chinese. Adoption of IDN domain names is a significant step towards including non-English speakers into the world of Internet. Internationalized domain name is stored in Domain Name System as ASCII strings, which are transcribed by the use of Punycode.

Internet Architecture Board (IAB)
The oversight body of the IETF, responsible for overall strategic direction of Internet standardization efforts. The IAB works with ICANN on how the IANA protocol parameter registries should be managed. The IAB is an activity of the Internet Society, a non-profit organization.

Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA)
A department of ICANN tasked with providing various Internet coordination functions, primarily those described in a contract between ICANN and the US Government. The functions relate to ensuring globally-unique protocol parameter assignment, including management of the root of the Domain Name System and IP Address Space. ICANN staff within this department is often referred to as "IANA Staff".

Internet Coordination Policy (ICP)
A series of documents created by ICANN between 1999 and 2000 describing management procedures.

Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG)
The committee of area experts of the IETF’s areas of work, that acts as its board of management.

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
The key Internet standardization forum. The standards developed within the IETF are published as RFCs.

Internet Protocol (IP)
The fundamental protocol that is used to transmit information over the Internet. Data transmitted over the Internet is transmitted using the Internet Protocol, usually in conjunction with a more specialized protocol. Computers are uniquely identified on the Internet using an IP Address.

IP address
A unique identifier for a device on the Internet. The identifier is used to accurately route Internet traffic to that device. IP addresses must be unique on the global Internet.

Internet Protocol version 4. Refers to the version of Internet protocol that supports 32-bit IP addresses.

Internet Protocol version 6. Refers to the version of Internet protocol that supports 128-bit IP addresses.

Landrush Phase
This phase allows you a greater chance to obtain a domain name prior to General Availability, typically for an increased fee. The fee generally varies depending on how early you want to register. Priority is either first-come, first-served or will go to an auction cpr144449003101 if there are multiple applicants, depending on registry rules. A common fee structure that will be in use is the Early Access Program (EAP). Further details on a specific extensions landrush phase can be found under the landrush section for that a particular domain.

Mail exchange (mx) record
MX record determines which server the mail client will be retrieving the mail from. The MX records for individual domains can be set up in the DNS records section of the client's control panel.

New Generic Top Level Domain (New gTLD)
Starting on July 15th, 2013 ICANN has started process of delegating new Generic Top Level Domains, opening up new opportunities for the internet community. New extensions include popular categories like professional domains, IDNs, general interest domains, and brand domain names.

NS record
a type of record in a DNS zone that signifies part of that zone is delegated to a different set of authoritative name servers.

Parent domain
The domain above a domain in the DNS hierarchy. For all top-level domains, the Root Zone is the parent domain. The Root Zone has no parent domain as it is as the top of the hierarchy. Opposite of sub-domain.

Many of the registrars offer a free service of domain parking. This allows the customer to quickly register a domain name, and choose the hosting solution at a later date. Very often the registrar's parking DNS servers allow DNS record modification.

Paid pre-registration allows you to purchase the domain in the General Availability phase, and the domain will be submitted as soon as the General Availability phase opens.

Primary name server
Practically every domain extension requires minimum 2 DNS servers in order for the domain to be successfully registered. Primary name server is responsible for storing information about the domain routing and making it available for requests.

PTR record
The representation of a IP address to domain name mapping in the DNS system.

Recursive Name Server
A domain name server configured to perform DNS lookups on behalf of other computers.

The transfer of a delegation from one entity to another. Most commonly used to refer to the redelegation process used for top-level domains.

Redelegation process
A special type of root zone change where there is a significant change involving the transfer of operations of a top-level domain to a new entity.

Redemption Grace Period
Redemption Grace Period(RGP) is a period after the expiration date, in which the domain still belongs to the same client, however the functionality is put on hold. The domain can usually be restored after paying for RGP fee. gTLDs often have a Renewal Period of 30 days before the Redemption Grace Period starts.

Regional Internet Registry (RIR)
A registry responsible for allocation of IP address resources within a particular region.

See Registrant Contact

Registrant Contact
Majority of the registries require 4 contacts for a successful domain registration: Registrant, Administrative, Technical and Billing. The Registrant contact is the owner of the domain, and is the entity that holds right to use the particular domain name.

Registrar for .net.il
An entity that can act on requests from a registrant in making changes in a registry. Usually the registrar is the same entity that operates a registry, although for domain names this role is often split to allow for competition between multiple registrars who offer different levels of support.

Registry Israel .net.il
The authoritative record of registrations for a particular set of data. Most often used to refer to domain name registry, but all protocol parameters that IANA maintains are also registries.

Registry Operator for .net.il Israel
The entity that runs a registry.

Reverse IP
A method of translating an IP address into a domain name, so-called as it is the opposite of a typical lookup that converts a domain name to an IP address.

A series of Internet engineering documents describing Internet standards, as well as discussion papers, informational memorandums and best practices. Internet standards that are published in an RFC originate from the IETF. The RFC series is published by the RFC Editor.

The highest level of the domain system.

Root Servers
The authoritative name servers for the Root Zone.

Root Zone
The top of the domain name system hierarchy. The root zone contains all of the delegations for top-level domains, as well as the list of root servers, and is managed by IANA.

Root Zone Management (RZM)
The management of the DNS Root Zone by IANA.

RZM Automation
A project to automate many aspects of the Root Zone Management function within IANA. Based on a software tool originally called "eIANA".

Secondary name server
Practically every domain extension requires minimum 2 DNS servers in order for the domain to be successfully registered. Secondary server is responsible for copying information from the primary server. The original purpose of secondary server is to take over the requests, if the primary server is down. Some of the registries no longer put an emphasis on which server is primary or secondary, but many international registries still use the old standard.

Sponsoring organization
The entity acting as the trustee of a top-level domain on behalf of its designated community.

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a cryptographivc protocol, which is designed to provide communication security over internet. The data entered on the websites, using SSL, is encrypted, thus making it less susceptible to data theft.

In the domain hierarchy, or structure, subdomain is a domain, which is a part of a larger domain. For example, "www.icann.org" is a sub-domain of "icann.org", and "icann.org" is a sub-domain of "org". Subdomains can generally be setup through a DNS server management utility as A records or CNAME records.

Sunrise Phase
A phase in which holders of eligible trademarks have the opportunity to apply and register domain names that correspond to their trademarks. To participate in Sunrise for new gTLDs, trademark holders must validate their trademarks with the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) first and must provide a valid Signed Mark Data (SMD) file for submission.

Technical Contact
Majority of the registries require 4 contacts for a successful domain registration: Registrant, Administrative, Technical and Billing. The Technical contact is intended to assist the Registrant(owner) contact in any queries that pertain to the technical aspects of managing the domain name.

Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH)
The central database of verified trademarks that was created by ICANN to provide brand protection to trademark holders during ICANN’s new gTLD program. Its' a centralized database of verified trademarks, that is connected to each and every new Top Level Domain (TLD) that will launch.

Top-level domain (TLD)
The highest level of subdivisions with the domain name system. These domains, such as ".net.il" and ".uk" are delegated from the DNS Root zone. They are generally divided into two distinct categories, generic top-level domains and country-code top-level domains.

Most commonly, the term transfer refers to a inter-registrar transfer of registrations. The procedure of the tranfer will largely depend on the TLD, and is most commonly completed by requesting an authorization code from the current registrar and initiating the transfer at another registrar.

Trust anchor
A known good cryptographic certificate that can be used to validate a chain of trust. Trust anchor repository (TAR) Any repository of public keys that can be used as trust anchors for validating chains of trust. See Interim Trust Anchor Repository (ITAR) for one such repository for top-level domain operators using DNSSEC.

An entity entrusted with the operations of an Internet resource for the benefit of the wider community. In IANA circles, usually in reference to the sponsoring organization of a top-level domain.

The Unicode representation of an internationalized domain name, i.e. how it is shown to the end-user. Contrast with A-label.

A standard describing a repertoire of characters used to represent most of the worlds languages in written form. Unicode is the basis for internationalized domain names.

Uniform resource locator (URL)
Uniform Resource Locator(URL), commonly known as web address, is an address to a resource on the internet. The URL consists of two components: Protocol Identifier(i.e. http, https) and the Resource name(i.e. icann.org)

Unsponsored top-level domain
A sub-classification of generic top-level domain, where there is no formal community of interest. Unsponsored top-level domains(.COM, .NET, .ORG, etc.) are administered according to the policies and processes established by ICANN.

URL Forwarding
URL Forwarding or URL redirection refers to the most common type of forwarding offered by domain registrars. Forwarding occurs when all pages from one domain are redirected to another domain.

A standard used for transmitting Unicode characters.

In the context of internationalized domain names, an alternative domain name that can be registered, or mean the same thing, because some of its characters can be registered in multiple different ways due to the way the language works. Depending on registry policy, variants may be registered together in one block called a variant bundle. For example, "internationalise" and "internationalize" may be considered variants in English.

Variant bundle
A collection of multiple domain names that are grouped together because some of the characters are considered variants of the others.

Variant table
A type of IDN table that describes the variants for a particular language or script. For example, a variant table may map Simplified Chinese characters to Traditional Chinese characters for the purpose of constructing a variant bundle.

Web host (Hosting Provider)
Web host is a type of an Internet service, which allows users to host content and/or email services by providing hosting space. Most often the hosting providers include control panels and tools for building a website and maintaining mail records.

A simple plain text-based protocol for looking up registration data within a registry. Typically used for domain name registries and IP address registries to find out who has registered a particular resource. (Usage note: not "Whois" or "whois")

WHOIS database
Used to refer to parts of a registry’s database that are made public using the WHOIS protocol, or via similar mechanisms using other protocols (such as web pages, or IRIS). Most commonly used to refer to a domain name registry’s public database.

WHOIS gateway
An interface, usually a web-based form, that will perform a look-up to a WHOIS server. This allows one to find WHOIS information without needing a specialized computer program that speaks the WHOIS protocol.

WHOIS server
A system running on port number 43 that accepts queries using the WHOIS protocol.

Wire format
The format of data when it is transmitted over the Internet (i.e. "over the wire"). For example, an A-label is the wire format of an internationalized domain name; and UTF-8 is a possible wire format of Unicode.

A machine-readable file format for storing structured data. Used to represent web pages (in a subset called HTML) etc. Used by IANA for storing protocol parameter registries.

Zone (DNS Records)
The zone file, also know as the DNS records is a vital component of DNS system, which contains various DNS records, which point to the location of content and email servers for each individual domain. Editing zone is made possible in the client's control panel.

Signed Mark Data (SMD)
A Signed Mark Data (SMD) is file that will allow you to register domain names during the sunrise period of new gTLD’s and request other services. It validates that you trademark has been verified within the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH).

Trademark Claims
The trademark claims period extends for 90 days after the close of the Sunrise period. During the Claims period, anyone attempting to register a domain name matching a trademark that is recorded in the Trademark Clearinghouse will receive a notification displaying the relevant mark information. If the notified party goes and ahead and registers the domain name the Trademark Clearinghouse will send a notice to those trademark holders with matching records in the Clearinghouse, informing them that someone has registered the domain name.