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TLD typeInternationalised (Cyrillic) country code top-level domain
SponsorAssociation of IT Companies of Kazakhstan
Intended useEntities connected with  Kazakhstan in the Cyrillic script
Actual useSees some use in Kazakhstan
Registration restrictionsNone for second-level names; some restrictions for third-level names depending on which second-level name they are under
StructureRegistrations are made directly at the second level, or at the third level beneath second-level categories
DNS namexn--80ao21a
Registry websiteNIC.kz

.қаз (abbreviation of Kazakh: Қазақстан, romanized: Qazaqstan) is the Internet internationalized country code top-level domain (iccTLD) for Kazakhstan. 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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  1. ^ "У сакавіку 2012 года Казастан запусьціў народны кірылічны канчатак .қаз".
  2. ^ "Order of introduction of ".ҚАЗ" domain name" (PDF).