Frequently asked questions

What is a domain name?

A domain name is your website name. A domain name is the address where Internet users can access your website. A domain name is used for finding and identifying computers on the Internet. Computers use IP addresses, which are a series of number. However, it is difficult for humans to remember strings of numbers. Because of this, domain names were developed and used to identify entities on the Internet rather than using IP addresses.

A domain name can be any combination of letters and numbers, and it can be used in combination of the various domain name extensions, such as .qa, .com.qa , ,gov.qa , .edu.qa , and even it can be in Arabic such as

The domain name must be registered through one of the CRA accredited registrars before you can use it. Every domain name is unique. No two websites can have the same domain name. If someone types in www.yourdomain.com, it will go to your website and no one else's

What is the different type of domain?

  • .com.qa – Commercial organizations; registered trademark protection.
  • .edu.qa – Licensed Higher educational organizations in Qatar.
  • .sch.qa – Licensed private and public schools in Qatar.
  • .gov.qa – Governmental organizations.
  • .mil.qa – Ministry of Defense.
  • .net.qa – intended for registered individual home business who are in digital content development business.
  • .org.qa – Nonprofit organizations.
  • .qa        - Personnel noncommercial domain can be used for personnel, example of use photography page , blogs ,trusted home business
  • .قطر      - Arabic domain for people who is interested to develop online Arabic content such as اشمعنى.قطر ,


How can I choose a perfect domain name?

  1. Use The Right Domain Name Extensions (.qa , .com.qa , edu.qa)
  2. Brandable Over Generic.
  3. Short Is Better Than Long.
  4. Make Sure It's Easy To Type.
  5. Make Sure It's Easy To Pronounce.
  6. Avoid Hyphens And Numbers.
  7. Consider Using “Niche” Keywords That Reflect Your Website Objective.

How can I register a domain name ?

  1. For .edu , .gov.qa , .sch.qa .mil.qa you need to contact CRA Internet Domain Section at domain@cra.gov.qa Select on of CRA accredited registrar
  2. For commercial.com.qa and noncommercial and personnel domain such as .qa and. قطر, contact one of our accredited registrars listed in CRA website.

What is the requirement for registering.com.qa domain

You need to be registered local company in QATAR and have valid Commercial certificate


What do I need for no commercial domain names

No special document required, just contact one of the CRA accredited Registrars and follow the procedure listed on their website.