|Type:||Iran ccTLD Registry|
|Headquarters:||Shahid Bahonar (Niavaran) Square|
IRNIC is the entity that registers, manages and sells Iranian ccTLDs (.ir) and its IDN ccTLD, it is associated with the country's Institute for Research in Fundamental Science. The organization has been involved in presenting their perspective on ICANN's IDN programs and its general participation in the Middle East.
The registry was founded in 1994, but there was little activity until 2000. The registry was reorganized in September 2001.
In December 2003 new liberalized registration rules were instituted and a Dispute Resolution Policy went into effect. Since then the number of registrations has been doubling every year. Presently there are over 95,000 registrations.
As of 2015, the .ir name is still banned from retail by all organisations based in the USA due to Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctions and is also banned in the UK according to UK-based registrars.