Iraq’s Communications and Media Commission (CMC) has announced it has migrated the critical technical functions for managing and hosting the country’s country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) to within the country.
New polices for .IQ will be published online on the CMC website in the upcoming weeks. Registration process for registrars shall then start immediately after approval.
The CMC has deployed the proven (CoCCA) open source Shard Registry System (SRS) developed in New Zealand. The CMC’s best-of-bread SRS technology will facilitate the CMC’s goal of running a shared database that is accessed by accredited Iraqi internet companies (for commercial and resell purposes).
The CMC is an independent authority that is not associated with any other governmental entity and aims to regulate and develop both the media and telecommunication sectors in Iraq under modern international criteria.