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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What kind of domain names can I register?
Israeli Domain Name:
For businesses, companies and private people you may register yourname.co.il.
For non-profit organizations, associations and organizations you may register yourname.org.il.
International Domain Name:
Each person, business company or organization may register yourname.com yourname.org, yourname.net.
Internic.co.il has agreements with more Registrars that provides the following domains:
yourname.biz, yourname.info.
2. What kind of domain name should I choose?
We recommend that you choose for your business a name related to the theme of your site or a leading product.

As for the domain name endings, since all the domain endings will apply around the world, the decision should be based on marketing considerations.
The co.il ending is identified as an Israeli ending. The Israeli domain name ending could be a good alternative for generic names that are already taken.
The .org, .com and .net endings are suitable for businesses or organizations with International operations.
The .info and .biz endings are suitable for a Non-national specific identity site, and can be used as an alternative for already registered domains.
3. I am planning to build my web site in a year from now. Why should I register my domain today?
Thousands of domain names are being registered daily. Domain names are being registered on the principal of "first come, first serve". Some other business may order the name instead of you. Waiting too long may cost you your desired name.

InterSpace offers a unique domain parking solution. For only $50 you may "Park" your domain on InterSpace's servers. This plan could be used for hosting an "Under Construction" page. In addition, the program allows you to forward up to 2 e-mail address under your new domain name, and receive them even if your site is not yet active.
4. How much does it cost to purchase a domain name?
Israeli domain name: (.co.il / .org.il)
$49.90 for the first two years and $49.90 for the two subsequent years.
International domain names: (.com / .org / .net / .biz / .info)
$39.9 for the first two years and $60 for the two subsequent years.
5. Once I have ordered a domain name, how will I know that the domain name belongs to me?
After the registration authorities process your domain registration request, an e-mail will be sent to you confirming or rejecting your request.
You may also check on this site to see if the domain name appears under your name. The information at http://www.internic.co.il is imported directly from the Authority's databases. 6. How many domain names may I register?
There are no limits on generic domain names (com, .net, .org, .biz, .info).
In Israel, a company or a person may register up to 10 domain names.
Israeli domains can be registered only on the name of:
A private person / a Registered Company (Ltd., Inc.) / a Registered Association / a Law Firm / An accounting company
In addition, a domain can be registered on the name of only one person.
7. I wish to register a domain name without disclosing my credit card information over the Internet. How should I proceed?
You may order your domain name via fax at our site http://www.internic.co.il.
All you need to do is fill in the details in the registration form and proceed to the fax order: Print out the page with the registration information, double check your information, add in your credit card information, your name and I.D. number (for Israelis only) and fax it to 972-9-885-0488.
Another way is to call us and give your Credit Card information on the phone.
Companies and organizations without a credit card can contact us for other methods of payments.
8. Will I be able to freely move my domain to different service providers?
Absolutely, if the domain name is allocated to your name then you are free to move your domain from one service provider to another.
If you wish to find information about our web hosting services, please visit our site at http://www.interspace.net or contact our sales staff at 972-9-8550480.
9. What are the spelling rules for domain name registration?
You may register up to 26 characters of numbers, English letters or the minus (-) sign.
The minus sign can not appear in the beginning of a word.
You can not order domain names with less then three characters in Israel.
10. Are there restrictions for domain names registration?
The following domain names will not be accepted for allocation:
Offensive names - obscene words and names incorporating foul language or names that otherwise do not comply with the Laws of Israel. Names that are injurious to public order or to public sensibilities or otherwise do not comply with the Laws of the country in which the registration takes place.
In addition, there are restrictions for specific names such as- gov.co.il, mil.co.il www.co.il.
11. What are the legal implications of domain name registration?
Internic.co.il takes no side and does not interfere in cases of disputes over merchant owners and those who have asked to have a domain name assigned to them.
Assigning a domain name does not constitutes legitimization or permit for one to act under the domain name illegally or in a way that violates existing legal rights as provided by the law.
The assignment of a domain name does not guarantee any additional right over the domain name, InterSpace or any person acting on InterSpace's behalf does not carry any responsibility due to the assignment of the domain name.
12. How long does it take for the domain registration process to be completed?
Internic.co.il guarantees to process the domain registration within a week.
However, in most cases, the registration process takes less then 24 hours.