Introduced 2012
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry KazNIC
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
DNS name xn--80ao21a
Registry Website NIC.kz

.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,[1] when the first site, a test site ("test.qaz") was activated.

Own second level domains are allowed, but there are also the following standardized second-level domains:[2]

  • .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.

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