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The Israel Internet Association revealed on Tuesday that it is launching a new domain, .Israel, which will allow users to enter Internet addresses in Hebrew.

Sources said the group now allows trademark holders to pre-register for Internet addresses until July.

According to reports, the domains will be opened up to the general public in September.

The group said since the 1980s, Israel’s domain was .il, which will continue to function.

“Opening the domain was a long and challenging process,” CEO of Israel Internet Association Yoram Hacohen said.

“The idea to establish a domain in Hebrew has been around for more than a decade, and we even conducted a survey for the Israeli public in 2012 that helped us focus the process,” Hacohen added.

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