What is .qa?
The .qa domain name is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Qatar.
Qatar with its estimated population of 1,757,540, ranks as the 46th most populous country in Asia.
Presently .qa is the 11th most likeable ccTLD (country code top-level domain) used in Asia.
There are more than 14,592 such domain names.
This means that people like and trust this domain name.
You can register your own .qa domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .qa ccTLD (country code top-level domain) active and gaining popularity since 1996.
Who can register .qa domain?
Only companies are allowed to buy and register their domain name with a .qa extension.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .qa extension?
A .qa extension could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Qatar.
In Qatar the common language is Arabic.
The 6 most popular languages used for websites is english, german, russian, spanish, french and chinese, but you can use any other languages as well.
A website with a .qa extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues.
Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?
When choosing a domain always remember the following limitations:
The .qa domain can contain the English-language letters A through Z, the digits 0 through 9 and dashes "-".
A name may start with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
The name cannot begin or end with dashes.
Although the character "-" is allowed inside the name, but cannot have two hyphens in a row.
It can’t contain stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) or other special characters or space.
The minimum length of a domain name under the top level domain .qa is 3 characters, the maximum length is 63 characters.
Your registration will not be accepted if your web name doesn’t follow the above limitations.
Domain name registration term allowance:
The .qa domain can be registered 1 to 5 years at one time.
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