OFFICIAL LAUNCH – November 18th 2014. This is the big day! Starting today at 9:00, all businesses and individuals can finally buy a .QUEBEC domain name.
After a lengthy approval process by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the .QUEBEC domain name is now available to millions of Quebecers!
A big step for Quebec and web history.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has created only 76 new suffixes for geographical area in recent years (like .boston, .london or .africa) to offer more choice of domain names and to create an web identity for all communities. Quebec is now one of the first community in the world to have its own domain name!
Several companies, including Cirque du Soleil, Infopresse, the Conseil du Patronat du Québec and the Canadian Cancer Society have already registered their trademark through the pioneers program. These Quebec companies are proud to be at the forefront of this new regionalization of the Web.
Take your place on the web!
The .QUEBEC domain is a new and powerful way for individuals, business owners and trademark located in Quebec who wish to register a web address locally relevant and show the world that they are from here, a part of what makes this place great.
Registering a .QUEBEC is on a first come, first served basis. To find your .QUEBEC web address visit our website to see if it is available. Then you will be able to choose an accredited retailer (called registrar) and follow the process to finalize the registering. Prices for .QUEBEC domain may vary depending on the registrar.
Here is the regularly updated list of accredited registrars http://registre.quebec/en/registrars/
Don’t miss this chance to grab a piece of Quebec digital property!