CRA Received over 400 Requests for Qatari Domains during QITCOM 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


Doha, March 8, 2017: The Communication Regulatory Authority (CRA) received an overwhelming response to its offer of complimentary Qatari domain registrations during QITCOM 2017. Over 400 local businesses and individuals submitted their applications for domains under .qa extensions, and once the required documents have been submitted, these will be available for applicants to use.


As Gold Sponsor of the conference, CRA showcased its public services and initiatives including e-Spectrum Services Portal, domain registration, complaints resolution process, competition policy, mobile application (Arsel), CRA hotline (103) and mobile number portability. Visitors to the exhibition experienced the different services that the CRA offers first hand.


“QITCOM’s mission is well-aligned with our own which is to enable the development of the communications, ICT and the postal sectors for the social and economic benefit of Qatar, through a forward looking, transparent and consistent regulatory framework. QITCOM is an excellent forum for us to showcase our services and learn from the insights and products of industry leaders to improve the experience of telecom consumers in Qatar, and to enable the availability of innovative, high quality communications services,” said His Excellency Mohammed Ali Al-Mannai, President of CRA.


The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) is the communications regulator in the state of Qatar established by virtue of Emiri Decree (42) in 2014. CRA regulates the communications & information technology and postal sectors, and access to digital media. CRA uses its regulatory powers mandated by the Emiri decree to protect consumer rights, ensure competition, manage the resolution of disputes, and manage the electromagnetic spectrum. In all its activities, the CRA seeks to ensure the provision of advanced, innovative and reliable ICT and postal services across the state of Qatar. For more information, please visit: http://cra.gov.qa/en