Coming soon: Internet domain names in Hebrew


Israelis will soon be able to register Hebrew-only Internet domain names for the first time, following approval from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). ICANN, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit and responsible for Domain Name System (DNS) policy since 1998, on Tuesday approved a request from the Israel Internet Association to recognize the Hebrew version of. Israel as the extension and top-level Internet domain of Israel. Hebrew-only website domains, right to left, with the country code .Israel. ICANN has approved only a modest number of non-Latin alphabet domain names to date, including Chinese, Arabic, and Cyrillic scripts. under this extension, will open for Internet users in Israel a new layer of activity and access in the language spoken by the people, â€said Adv. Yoram HaCohen. “The association has been managing .il domain names for over 25 years without commercial or other considerations for the Israeli public, and with a commitment to the existence of a stable, free and secure Israeli Internet – and this will also be the case in the future with the .israel. According to the association, there are currently more than 250,000 registered “.il” domain names, under four different extensions:,, and The addition of the .Israel extension enriches the opportunities for surfers and website owners in Israeli cyberspace and strengthens its level of protection, â€said Director General of the National Directorate of Cyber ​​Security Yigal Unna. I CAN. This is a new step in the important process leading the association to continuously strengthen the level of protection in the Internet space, while respecting the standards of public accountability. “


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