.qa (Qatar) Domain Name Registry

In September 2009, ARI Registry Services (ARI) was selected by the Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology of the State of Qatar (ictQATAR) to provide consulting services to assist with the establishment of a new administrative body to manage the .qa ccTLD and to provide Domain Name Registry Software for the operation of the .qa Registry System.

Under the terms of this contract, ARI's Domain Name Registry Software will be utilised for the management and operation of the existing ASCII .qa ccTLD and also the قطر.(.qatar) Arabic script IDN ccTLD to be delegated as part of ICANN's IDN ccTLD Fast Track Program.

ARI's engagement with ictQATAR includes the following deliverables:

  • Consultancy Services
  • Customised Domain Name Registry Solution, including full IDN support, based on the finalised IDNA2008 protocol
  • Transition and migration of the existing Domain Name Registry
  • Procurement, installation and configuration of hardware and non-registry software
  • Ongoing software maintenance and support
  • Training and advice
  • Marketing strategy