Doha has a new and vibrant home on the internet. For the first time in a generation strategically important entities, organizations and businesses in Doha would have an opportunity to claim a web address that associates them with Doha and make their web address more relevant and memorable.
The .DOHA new Generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) aims to create a fresh, new space on the Internet for the capital of Qatar and one of the fastest growing cities in the world that will showcase and complement its conventional energy, ideas and innovation. This is what '.Doha' will stand for and will be the TLD of choice for anyone who wishes to establish an online brand identity, which reflects the cultural ethos underpinning the city of Doha and its people. It will serve as a modern method of communication for government-affiliated entities seeking to promote the city of Doha by establishing official and authoritative channels for online communication.
The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) with the support of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) and the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning (MMUP) had applied for the .DOHA new gTLD with the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The successful application was in consistence with the mission of the city of Doha’s status as a global leader in innovation and growth, ensuring Doha’s online presence is capable of fulfilling the needs of its growing population and an ever-changing, ever-expanding internet landscape.
The .DOHA new gTLD has been delegated and is gearing up for launch to promote the city of Doha. Stay tuned for further updates.