.quebec

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.QUEBEC
Introduced2014[citation needed]
TLD typeSponsored top-level domain
StatusLaunched November 18, 2014
Registry Websiteregistre.quebec

.quebec is a new GeoTLD and Community Priority Application that was proposed to ICANN's New gTLD Program by PointQuébec, a non-profit organisation. The organisation aims to improve the businesses, culture, tourism, and online identity of Quebec and the Quebecois through the .quebec TLD. According to the PointQuébec organisation, .quebec will allow all Quebecers to register their domain names under .quebec.[1]

PointQuébec's application for the GeoTLD was approved, and was delegated to the Root Zone on 16 April 2014.[2] The application was supported by the Quebec National Assembly[3] and other cultural, technical, and economic institutions in the province. It received "substantial financial support from the Québec government", and is a not-for profit organisation. The organisation will verify legitimate registrations via statements of intent through a post-verification registration system.[4] Quebec officially launched on November 18, 2014.

Along with TLDs such as .cat and .africa, .quebec and other new TLDs fall into the new category of GeoTLDs. The issue of new top level domains in general and .quebec in particular has been discussed at various ICANN-Meetings since 2005.[5][6]

Contract Signed[edit]

On 19 December 2013, PointQuébec received a registry agreement signed by ICANN for .quebec after passing all the required processes needed to become a registry operator for the string.[7]

Delegation and Availability[edit]

.quebec was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on 16 April 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PointQuébec-Who We Are
  2. ^ a b Delegated Strings, ICANN.org Retrieved 30 May 2014
  3. ^ The National Assembly passed a motion unanimously
  4. ^ Application 1-1663-45909. Retrieved 23 November 2012
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2014-12-08.
  6. ^ "cityTLD Literature". Archived from the original on 2008-06-04. Retrieved 2014-12-08.
  7. ^ Registry Agreements, ICANN.org Retrieved 30 Dec 2013

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