.iq unavailable

The Dialogue Channel is setting up a worldwide petition to activate the Internet country code for Iraq.

The “.iq” Internet domain is currently unavailable even though it was designated in 1997 and briefly activated years ago. Without the identification of this domain Iraq cannot join other nations as a peer on the Internet.

All Internet users are urged to sign the petition, including Iraqis who wish to use the .iq country code, and all others who wish to help the Iraqi people participate in the international and Internet economies.


The petition is directed towards the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) which controls country designations around the world through its contract with the U.S. Department of Commerce. Copies of the petition will be shared with all governing authorities in Iraq, as well as cultural and economic institutions, to assure a transparent process in reactivating the .iq domain.

From Neural.