Become a Registrar

Registrars are an important part of bringing Qatar domain names into use.

When you become a registrar with the Qatar Domains Registry, you establish a steady, renewable revenue stream for your business, and are able to provide your customers with a more complete Web services package.

We are committed to partnering with the best registrars and do not set a limit on the number of registrars.


To become a registrar:

Send an Express of Interest using the following steps:
  1. Download the Registrar Pre-Application Form.
  2. Fill in all the required details.
  3. Email it to registrars@domains.qa

Your submitted expressions of interest will be reviewed by the Qatar Domain Registry, who will contact you directly to further clarify technical requirements and formalize the registrar accreditation process . 

For more information, contact registrars@domains.qa


What is a registrar?

Registrars process name registrations for domain name registrants and then send the necessary domain name system (DNS) information to a registry for entry into the centralized registry database. The registrar database contains customer information in addition to the DNS information contained in the registry database. 


How to become a registrar?

Please read the section - To become a registrar (shown above) to get full information on how to become an accredited registrar. 


What are the technical requirements for becoming a registrar?

Registrars must demonstrate full and correct operation of their systems within the Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) environment before connecting to the Qatar Domains Registry System. Registrar software and system requirements depend on each company's expertise, business model and registration volume. A low-volume registrar may require modest infrastructure investment; a high-volume operation may require a significant investment in people, software, hardware, and network services.


Is it possible to offer domain name registration without becoming a registrar?

You do not have to be a registrar to offer registration services. For example, small and medium-sized Web hosting and design companies can partner with certified registrars to resell the domain name managed by Qatar Domain Registry in their local markets. Social networking and community sites might resell .name.qa to help customers establish an individual identity online. Such partnerships are known as Resellers, and will have a formal relationship with an Accredited Registrar.