Terms and Conditions (.ir), Appendix 1: Domain Rules
- Organizations legally represented within the geographic boundary of Iran.
- Individuals residing officially in Iran.
- Organizations connected with the official representations of Iran abroad.
- Other individuals or organizations whose activity and the use of the domain name are not in conflict with the laws, practices and interests of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
By filling out and submitting the Domain Application Form , the applicant acknowledges the acceptance of the Registration Agreement (see paragraph 1.6 of Terms and Conditions ) in full. If the rules and conditions described in C through H below are met, then the application is complete and will be processed. Note that for certain registrations (see E, F, G and H below), additional documents may be required. As part of the requirement for filling out the above form, at least one Domain Name Server (DNS) must be set up and its IP number be provided in the form. It is highly recommended that at least one additional DNS be also utilized and its IP number be recorded in the Domain Application Form.
The following rules pertaining to the characters used in the domain name must be observed:
- The only allowable characters are the 26 letters of the Latin alphabet, digits 0 through 9 and hyphen (-). Letters are NOT case-sensitive. No empty space is allowed.
- Domain names must be at least 3 and at most 63 characters long. Hyphens cannot be used as the first or the last character of the domain name, nor can they be used simultaneously as the third and the fourth character.
Two types of domain names are available under .ir:
- Domains of the form example.ir; here 'mydomain' is called a Second Level Domain (SLD). Rules pertaining to SLDs are described in section E. Rules for Second-Level Domains below.
- Domains of the form example.*.ir, where * is from a pre-established list of SLDs selected by IRNIC. Here 'mydomain' is called a Third Level Domain. The currently available list of SLDs and the requirements for Registration under these are described in section F. Rules for Third-Level Domains below.
In general, the requirements for third level registration are more restrictive, but their Initiation Fee is lower (see Appendix 3: Registration Fee ).
Any allowable domain (see C above) EXCEPT the following may be used as a second level domain:
- Restricted or Forbidden Domains (see H below).
- Two-character domains.
- Generic and Sponsored Top Level Domains. The current set of these top level domains is comprised of the following 15: aero, arpa, biz, com, coop, edu, gov, info, int, mil, museum, name, net, org and pro.
- Generic Internet-related names. For a current list see Generic Internet-Related Names .
- Names and codes of provinces, cities and towns in Iran. These are reserved for respective administrative units (see Names of Geographic Administrative Units in Iran for the list).
- Names of national significance such as names of famous personalities, events, natural features and resources of the country. These are reserved for appropriate applicants as designated by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.
The following are the currently available SLDs under which a third level domain can be registered. Special requirements for each are noted. In each case the domain name must closely reflect the official name of the applicant.
For academic organizations licensed by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, The Supervisory Council of Islamic Seminaries, or the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution. The applicant must provide a copy of official license by fax, mail or email attachment at the time of submitting the Domain Application Form.
For registered commercial companies. The applicant must provide a copy of currently valid proof of registration (such as Ruznaameye Rasmi) by fax, mail or email attachment at the time of submitting the Domain Application Form.
For administrative bodies and organizations under the executive, legislative or judiciary branches of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The applicant must provide a letter from a responsible authority of the organization on official letterhead by fax, mail or email attachment at the time of submitting the Domain Application Form.
For individuals with Iranian citizenship or legal residence. The applicant must provide proof of citizenship or residence (such as the first page of Shenaasnaame) by fax, mail or email attachment at the time of submitting the Domain Application Form.
For official ISPs or other entities whose statutes provide for network services. The applicant must provide copy of ISP license or statutes by fax, mail or email attachment at the time of submitting the Domain Application Form.
For registered not-for-profit companies and associations, learned societies, international organizations and the like. The applicant must provide copy of currently valid proof of registration or statutes by fax, mail or email attachment at the time of submitting the Domain Application Form.
For schools, institutes and other academic organizations under the license of the Ministry of Education of Iran. The applicant must provide official proof of such status on official letterhead by fax, mail or email attachment at the time of submitting the Domain Application Form.
Most modifications to the data submitted at the time of registration can be carried out using the Modification Form by the person or organization that possesses the modification password supplied at the time of submitting the Domain Registration Form. The following, however, are to be noted:
- A change of Registrant amounts to a transfer of assignment of the domain name. Both the transferor and the transferee must submit their request for such a transaction and the transferee must possess the qualifications for holding the domain in question. In such a transaction the transferee pays the equivalent of half a one-year renewal fee of a second level domain (see Appendix 3: Registration Fee ) as the transfer charge.
- A change of the Administrative Contact is possible only by an officially signed letter of the Registrant.
- The Administrative Contact is empowered to change the Technical Contact and the Billing Contact. A change in the Domain Name amounts to a new registration.
- Applicants for names of religious significance must provide written approval of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.
- Domain names that suggest illegal activity or are publicly offensive are forbidden.
IRNIC Contact Information
Email Address: email@example.com
Online Support: Only available on working days, between 14:00 - 15:00 and 13:30 - 16:00 (Tehran time)
Phone : (+98 21) 2358 7000
Only available on working days, between 9:00 and 12:00 (Tehran time)
Fax : (+98 21) 2229 5700