Base on the current regulations of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) each country is allowed to launch a special domain extension same as the name of the country. Alireza Saleh, the CTO of .IR ccTLD Registry, announced his organization is doing its best to start the new domain extension in near future.
“Currently we are negotiating with international ICANN and we may obtain the necessary certifications in the next month. We don’t face with political issues at the moment because United Nations allows every country to have a certain domain extensions and we are working to open .Iran (.ایران).” Alireza Saleh said.
“We have not yet defined the exact number of the requested investing needed for this project. From 2003, many experts tried to obtain certifications to open their country extensions such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Russia, China and Emirates. From 2010 most countries sent their applications for ICANN and some with good lobbies received the certifications in a short time.” Alireza Saleh added and criticized the policies and rules of ICANN.
The official ccTLD of Iran is .IR priced at $1.5 for one year registration.