WIPO Domain Name Dispute Resolution Service for .QA and قطر.


Country / Territory Code

. QA and قطر.

Country / Territory Name


Whois Search

Whois Search

Dispute Resolution Policy and Procedural Rules

Variation of UDRP

Qatar Domains Registry Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy

Relevant differences between the UDRP and the .QA Policy

It is sufficient to prove that either registration or use of the domain name by the registrant is in bad faith, whereas the UDRP requires the complainant to prove both

Courts of the State of Qatar

The Registry will implement a panel decision to transfer or cancel a domain name after 30 business days (as opposed to 10 business days under the UDRP), if the Registry does not receive documentation from one the parties regarding a court proceeding

The complainant shall be submitted electronically by email and in hardcopy in four (4) sets together with the original of such submission


WIPO Model Pleadings

WIPO Model Complaint

WIPO Model Response


Schedule of Fees

Domain Registry



Registration Agreement

Text of Agreement

Eligibility Criteria

Registration of .QA domain names is unrestricted.  However, third-level domain names are restricted for entities and individuals located in the State of Qatar

Supported characters

.QA and قطر. domain names support both ASCII and IDN characters

  • .QA domain names using the English ASCII character set:
  • - may have between two and 63 characters;
  • - may contain letters, numbers, and dashes;
  • - must begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
  • - may not begin with, nor end with a dash;
  • - may not contain dashes in the third and fourth positions;
  • - may not include a space

The User Form of the Domain Name must:

  • - be in Unicode Normalisation Form C (NFC);
  • - consist only of Arabic Script Unicode Code Points present in the Tables of Allowed Letters, Numbers and Special Characters defined in Appendix A;
  • - have a minimum of two characters;
  • - not begin with a number;
  • - not contain both English ASCII and Arabic numbers;
  • - neither begin with nor end with a hyphen(-);
  • - not contain hyphens in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.qa); and
  • - not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.qa)
  • The DNS Form of the Domain Name must:
  • - have no more than a maximum of 63 characters;
  • - be the ASCII Compatible Equivalent of a valid User Form

The label will:

  • - use the English ASCII character set and may contain letters, numbers, and dashes;
  • - begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
  • - neither begin with, nor end with a dash;
  • - not include a space



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