.IL Registry Fee Upped By One-Third

The registry fee for domain names under Israel’s ccTLD .il increased by a third to 44 shekels (US$12.25) from 34 shekels on 1 January 2019.

In their announcement [in Hebrew], the Israeli Internet Association, who manage Israel’s country code top level domain, said their board of Directors noted the last time the fee was increased was in 2013. In the past 12 years there have been a number of changes including ending direct registration activity.

Justifying the increase, the IIA said in recent years they have performed extensive infrastructure technological activity to ensure the strength and stability of the .il space. And there are significant technological changes anticipated in the coming years.