This article describes the procedures and requirements of .co.il domain names.
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Successful domain registration requires:

  • If registrant is a company, legal form of the entity  (Ltd, Inc, GMBH, etc.) must be stated in the Owner and Admin Handle.
  • In order for the registration to complete, the registrant should click a link received via email.
    This should be done instantly, as the domain name is still available for registration until the validation process is completed.
  • The above mentioned contact verification is valid for 24 hours only.
  • If the registrant / Admin Contact is an organization / company, the legal form (Ltd, Inc, GMBH, etc.)  has to be clearly stated in the handle.
  • Nameserver(s) are mandatory with the application otherwise the application will timeout.


NB: registration process takes 2 - 3 business days to complete.

ISOC has added a new holder validation procedure(2022/02). They randomly select new domain registrations in order to validate registrant details. Both, the reseller and the holder will receive an email with the request to provide evidence of registrant details accuracies such as passport/ID/driver license copy, email validation, etc. 21 days time frame will be provided to complete the validation. After 21 days period, the domain will be deleted by the registry. No refund option will be applied.

If the registrant is a company or an association, they are asking for a company certificate.

If the registrant is a natural person, they are asking for a photo ID.

  • If domain is transferred from ISOC-IL - transfer application form completion is required. Form is sent by the Openprovider support
  • If registrant is a company - legal form of the entity  (Ltd, Inc, GMBH, etc.) must be stated in the owner handle
Authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode
Registration period after transfer unchanged
Average transfer time 5 business days
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .co.il domains is available.

Due to additions in the security requirements of ISOC, it is necessary that the email address of the registrant is reachable to be able to unlock the domain. Please clarify the status of the registrant's email address prior to contacting the support team because they will ask you to do so, if not already done.

In order to update one of the registrant details, except the owner name, a written request is required in which they ask to update the registrant details(e.g. address/phone/email).

The request needs to be on company letterhead paper, signed with a company stamp and a signature from the owner as shown in a whois lookup is also required.

Owner change (trade)

Owner/registrant change is not supported for the extension. 

Other update

  • Domain attributes update - via RCP. Not real-time, can take up to 2 days to complete

NB: If error code=541 description=Invalid attribute value; Organization Legal form for CONTACT invalid or missing is returned - ensure that the company legal form of owner and admin handles is filled-in.

According to the Israel Internet association (ISOC) grace period rules, that was updated due to the Covid-19  CO.IL domain will be disabled 45 days after its expiration date and will be deleted in 90 days after its expiration date.

During all this time the current registrant can renew the domain with no additional fee and without any recovery procedures.


  • Deletion - can't be requested explicitly. Domain can only expire. Autorenewal setting must be disabled for domains scheduled for deletion

Restore / reactivate

  • Restore - not supported for this TLD
Domain lifecycle
Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: yes
  • Minimum domain length : 3
  • Maximum domain length: 63
  • Premium supported : No
  • IDN support: No
  • Registration period: 1-2 years
  • Renewal date offset: 15 days
    The number of days before the registry's expiration date, that Openprovider requires the domain to be renewed or expired. More info.
    Note that the dates as shown in your Openprovider account are always leading, even if they do not match the renewal date offset mentioned here.
  • Soft quarantine period: n/a days
    During this period, following after an expiration, the domain can be restored for free. This period does not apply if the domain is deleted explicitly. More info.
  • Quarantine period: 44 days
    During this period, an expired or deleted domain name can be reactivated at an additional fee.
  • Local presence required? no
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? no
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? no
  • If the registrant is an organization or company the legal form in the contact handle of the owner has to be stated.
  • The relevant suffix such as "Ltd" (or "Inc". "GMBH" etc.) should be ‎specified.
  • https://en.isoc.org.il/policy-community/policy-papers
Registration agreement The registry requires that a registration agreement is in place between the provider and the domain holder. The text of this registration agreement and any required supplements is the following:

Due to the regular changes in registry rules and configuration or missing information from registry side, and despite our effort to keep our knowledge base up-to-date, information in the knowledge base may be outdated or incorrect. If you encounter some issue, please report it through the "HotJar" feedback collector on the bottom right, or (if it is blocked by your browser) by clicking the "Submit a request" link below. No rights can be derived from the information in this knowledge base. If there is discrepancy between the knowledge base and the process in Openprovider, the process in Openprovider is leading.

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