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About IIS

IIS (The Internet Foundation In Sweden) is an independent organization for the benefit of the public that promotes the positive development of the internet in Sweden.

We are responsible for the internet’s Swedish top-level domain .se, including the registration of domain names, and the administration and technical maintenance of the national domain-name registry. There are currently around 1.4 million registered .se domains. IIS is and intends to remain the natural choice for companies, private individuals and organizations that want a domain name associated with Sweden.

Since September 2013, IIS has also handled the operation and administration for the top-level domain .nu.

Domain names are sold through resellers known as registrars. One of which is IIS’s own registration operation, .SE Direkt.

Internet development

When you register a .se or .nu domain, you are not sponsoring any commercial profit interests. A share of the fee that IIS charges for domain name registration is invested in projects that promote the positive development of the internet in Sweden in various ways. In 2013, we invested slightly more than SEK 78 million in our internet-developing activities. In other words, each registration enhances IIS’s ability to pursue the positive development of the internet in Sweden. Our ultimate objective is for everyone to be able to harness the internet’s potential.

Our own Law

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, (ICANN) has appointed IIS to administrate the Swedish top-level domain, .se. Since July 1, 2006, IIS’s operations are governed by a separate law, The Act concerning National Top-level internet Domains for Sweden. This entails that the National Post & Telecom Agency (PTS) is the supervisory authority for IIS in order to guarantee stable operation of the Swedish domain name system.