|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|Sponsor||Association of IT Companies of Kazakhstan|
|Intended use||Entities connected with Kazakhstan|
|Actual use||Popular in Kazakhstan|
|Registration restrictions||None for second-level names; some restrictions for third-level names depending on which second-level name they are under|
|Structure||Registrations are made directly at the second level, or at the third level beneath second-level categories|
.қаз (abbreviation of Kazakh: Қазақстан, tr. Qazaqstan) are the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Kazakhstan, .қаз ("qaz") for Kazakhstan is now active. It is used with web addresses using Cyrillic letters. It was launched in March 2012, when the first site, a test site ("test.qaz") was activated.
- .мем.қаз – public sector organizations
- .бiл.қаз – education institutions
- .ком.қаз – commercial organizations
- .қау.қаз – non-profit organizations and projects
- .қор.қаз – defense
- .бай.қаз – communications enterprises, networks
Some second-level domains have been reserved in a prioritized manner, such as президент.қаз ("prezident.qaz"). Between May 1, 2012 to July 31, 2012, companies and trademark holders could apply for their names.