Introduced12 June 1996
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
RegistryQatar Domains Registry
SponsorCommunications Regulatory Authority
Intended useEntities connected with  Qatar
Actual useFairly popular in Qatar
Registered domains21,612 (July 2019)[1]
Registration restrictionsRegistration must occur through an accredited registrar
StructureCountry code top-level domain and second-level domains are available
Dispute policiesComplaints
Registry websitewww.domains.qa/en

.qa is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for State of Qatar.


As of September 2011, members of the general public can register Qatar Internet domain names (.qa) that are available through accredited registrars. Prior to the making the .QA domain available to the public, QDR held a “sunrise” period for the domains which enabled trademark holders and government entities to register for the Qatar-specific domain names.[2]

As of 2014, thirteen registrars have been accredited by Qatar Domains Registry to offer the domain names. These registrars are Qtel, W3infotech, IP Mirror, Ascio, MarkMonitor, Marcaria, EPAG Domainservices, Safenames, Thexyz, CPS-Datensysteme, DomainMonster, and InternetX.[3]

Qatar Domains Registry, regulated by the Communications Regulatory Authority, manages Qatar's country code top-level domains (ccTLD), which includes domains which are offered through accredited registrars and other closed domains related to Qatari institutions which means you must register your domain name directly from the Qatar Domains Registry. Qatar is among the first countries in the world to be able to offer domain names in Arabic, قطر. domain represents Qatar's Arabic language online identity.

Qatar domains available through approved registrars are: .qa, .com.qa, .net.qa, .name.qa and Arabic قطر. the latter of which is represented as .xn--wgbl6a in Punycode.

The domains that are registered directly from the Qatar Domains Registry are : .gov.qa, .mil.qa, .org.qa, .edu.qa and .sch.qa.

Second-level domains


  1. ^ "Home". Qatar Domains Registry. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Qatar Domain Names (.QA) Now Available to the Public". Qatar Domain Registry. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Accredited Registrars". Qatar Domain Registry. 2014-05-29. Retrieved 23 August 2014.