Frequently asked questions

WHO CAN GET A .QUEBEC?

Tout le monde peut obtenir un .QUEBEC. Pour vous enregistrer, renouveler ou transférer un nom de domaine .QUEBEC, vous devez être une personne physique ou une personne morale ayant un lien avec la communauté du .QUEBEC. Ceci signifie que vous, tout comme votre registraire, devez être en mesure de démontrer un lien ou un intérêt raisonnable envers la communauté, au moment de l’enregistrement et tout au long de sa durée de vie utile. Le lien à la communauté peut être de nature linguistique, culturelle, touristique, commerciale ou de toute autre nature, dans la mesure où il est favorable et non préjudiciable à la collectivité québécoise. Contactez votre registraire pour plus d’informations ou consultez la liste des registraires accrédités.

HOW TO OBTAIN A .QUEBEC?

.QUEBEC domain names can be obtained from an accredited registrar or reseller. Contact yours today for more information or view the list of accredited registrars.

HOW MUCH DOES A .QUEBEC COST?

The price of a .QUEBEC may vary from registrar to registrar. Contact yours today for more information or view the list of accredited registrars.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY .QUEBEC REGISTRATION HAS EXPIRED?

Contact your registrar to renew your .QUEBEC. Check WHOIS for the name of the registrar with whom you registered your domain name.

CAN I KEEP MY OLD DOMAIN NAMES?

You can keep all your old domain names and redirect them to your new .QUEBEC domain name. So your old domain names will remain functional and lead to your site, but your main domain name will be a .QUEBEC. To do this, contact your registrar and redirect all your old domain names to your new .QUEBEC domain name.

MY REGISTRAR DOES NOT OFFER A .QUEBEC DOMAIN NAME. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Si votre registraire n’offre pas les noms de domaine .QUEBEC, vous pouvez communiquer avec lui pour lui en faire la demande expresse par l’entremise de notre formulaire de demande .QUEBEC pour registraire. S’il n’est pas en mesure de vous offrir ce service, communiquez directement avec l’un des membres de la Liste des registraires accrédités .QUEBEC.

WHAT IS A DOMAIN NAME OR WEB ADDRESS?

A web address or a domain name is the equivalent of your mailing address on the web (eg: www.registre.quebec). With it, your contacts and customers will find your website. It is made up of one or more words that is linked to the server where your website is hosted. Domain names make it easy to find a site using words rather than an IP address.

WHAT IS AN IP ADDRESS?

“IP” stands for Internet Protocol. An IP address is an identification number (eg: 172.203.124.16) which is assigned permanently or temporarily to each device connected to a computer network using the Internet Protocol. The IP address is the basis of the routing system of messages on the Internet.

WHAT IS A DOMAIN REGISTRY?

In order to avoid duplicate web addresses and to keep the Internet running smoothly, the presence of a central authority is necessary. The registry acts as the authority that manages and centralizes information regarding all domain registrations with a particular suffix. For example, PointQuébec is the registry for all .QUEBECs. The registry offers its services directly to registrars who, in turn, offer their services to domain name holders.

WHAT IS A DOMAIN REGISTRAR?

Domain registrars offer a complete domain registration service including domain availability check, registration, renewal and deletion. The information is sent to the registry and it is kept in a central database.

WHAT IS A .QUEBEC HOLDER?

A .QUEBEC registrant is an organization, company or individual that registers a .QUEBEC web domain. Become the holder of a .QUEBEC.

WHAT IS ICANN?

“ICANN” stands for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. ICANN is a non-profit organization with a mandate to ensure the security, stability and global coordination of the Internet's unique identifier system. ICANN engages with governments, businesses, technical experts and users to develop policies on the coordination of unique identifiers on the Internet.

WHY NOT .QC? OR .QUE?

Because, according to international rules established and managed since the early days of the Internet by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), only countries recognized by ISO 3166-1 are entitled to be assigned a suffix of only two letters. They are called ccTLD or country code Top-Level Domain.

As for .QUE, it could be confused with the Spanish word “que”. The .QUEBEC written in full, in an email address for example, is even more representative.
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