Search and register Australian domain names
Domain Registration Services Homedomain names searchWeb hostingregistrar faqregistrar informationcontact us
Domain Name News
If it's happening in the world of domain names, you'll find news about it here! Regular updates about issues and topics of interest in relation to international and Australian domains.

Iran Moving Domain Name Hosting In-House

Published October 24, 201


The Iranian Government is reportedly moving to segregate the country's Internet interests from the rest of the world.


According to a report on, a web site dedicated to analysis and debate about Iran; President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's National Internet Network initiative will bring Iran online assets "in-house", effectively creating a separate internet for Iran - or more accurately, a giant intranet.


In 2006, Iran's Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Abdolmajid Riyazi, expressed fears of a U.S "monopoly" on the web that had the potential to negatively affect his country by allowing outsiders easy access to spy on the regime's activities.


Since that time, the Iranian government has transferred the hosting of most official domain names to domestic servers. Earlier this year, Riyazi likened hosting Iranian web sites outside the nation's borders to "buying one's locks from the thief".


Riyazi also argues that by creating the massive intranet, it will also boost the speed of communications performance and improve the ecommerce and online banking experience for the people of Iran. The head of Iran's national telecommunications company is on record for saying that foreign websites were the major culprits in slowing the system down. There is currently a 128 kilobytes per second access speed limit imposed upon most Iranian Internet users.


While the new system will allow the government to switch access to sites hosted outside of Iran on and off,  authorities have made no direct guarantees whether users will be able to access the global internet at all from their own systems once the work is complete.



Have a web site or blog? Get our free domain news widget.


Domain News Archives


Available Domain Name Search & Register

How to register a name: Enter your choice and click "check availability". If after the check the domain names search results show your choice is available, you will then have the option to proceed to purchase registration; which is a very quick and easy process - start your search now.

Domain Names
 Registration Tips
Web Hosting
 E-mail Services
 Website Hosting
 Web Hosting Tutorials
Customer Service
 Customer Support
 Payment Options
 Pay your account
 Consumer Alerts



Email (unlimited)
Email + 200MB site
Email + 1000MB site

hosting plans starting at:

Click here for web hosting package details

Australian Domain Names | Registration Tips | Renew Domain Names | Domain Name News | Info Centre 

Questions/queries? Contact our friendly team:
Policies, terms and conditions, (c) 1998 - 2015 Domain Name Registrar (Australia) Pty Limited