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The domain extension for Qatar (.QA) is now open for registration

.QA (Qatar) domain namesResellersPanel’s expansion into the Middle East continues at full throttle! After the addition of .AE domain registrations to your portfolio, now you can offer your customers .QA domain names as well.

.QA is the official Internet country-code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) for the State of Qatar – a small, yet amazingly powerful Arab country, which occupies a tiny peninsula in the Persian Gulf.

.QA registrations are overseen by the Qatar Domains Registry.

Why register .QA domains?

The discovery of oil more than 80 years ago shot Qatar to economic stardom and today the state is the world’s richest country per capita, with approximately 14% of the households being dollar millionaires and with under 0.1% of the population being unemployed.

Furthermore, the level of human development in Qatar is the highest in the Arab World and the country is recognized as a high-income economy by the World Bank. With no income tax, Qatar is also one of the countries with the lowest tax rates in the world.

The financial future of Qatar is as attractive as its present. Qatar will be the first Arab country to host a FIFA World Cup tournament, despite the not-so-favourable climate conditions.

Also, Qatar is planning to invest over $120 billion in the energy sector in the next 10 years. In such a lucrative investment climate, a .QA-based online presence represents a great catalizer for business opportunities.

Who can register .QA domains?

.QA domain names are unrestricted and are open for registration to everyone since September 2011. So, individuals and businesses from all parts of the world can invest in a .QA-based web presence, just like locals do.

You and your customers can register .QA domains for up to 5 years at a time. An option to edit the domain’s WHOIS details is available as well.

Just like with the .AE extension, .QA transfers are not allowed, so once registered with us, your .QA domain cannot be transferred away to another registrar.

How to activate .QA domains on your store?

We have given the .QA TLD a top position in the domain search form (right after .AE). 

.QA domains are included by default in the portfolios of those of you who have not edited the TLD listing from the Control Panel so far.

If, however, you have re-ordered the way in which the TLDs are listed, you will find .QA at the bottom of the TLD table in the My Domain Offers section of the Reseller Control Panel where the non-active domain extensions are located. Simply activate the TLD using the ‘bulb’ icon and it will instantly be added to your domain portfolio.

Originally published Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 4:04 pm, updated October 10, 2014 and is filed under Domain Names.

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