[dns-operations] ALERT: .QA CCTLD in wrong hands currently

David Conrad drc at virtualized.org
Sat Oct 19 03:47:50 UTC 2013

On Oct 19, 2013, at 5:36 AM, Kauto Huopio <kauto.huopio at ficora.fi> wrote:
> It seems that .QA TLD could be currenty in wrong hands:
> https://twitter.com/Official_SEA16/status/391339315562688513

The TLD appears to be fine (that is, it hasn't been redelegated).  Looks like the registry might be having issues however -- the domain referenced on the IANA page for registration information (domains.qa) does not resolve (NXDOMAIN).

% whois -h whois.registry.qa domains.qa
Domain Name:                     domains.qa
Last Modified:                   19-Oct-2013 00:02:13 UTC
Registrar Name:                  Qatar Domains Registry
Status:                          pendingDelete (Client requested policy delete)

Registrant Contact ID:           QT50010
Registrant Contact Name:         Mohamed El-Bashir - Qatar Domains Registry
Registrant Contact Email:        Visit www.domains.qa

Tech Contact ID:                 QT50010
Tech Contact Name:               Mohamed El-Bashir - Qatar Domains Registry
Tech Contact Email:              Visit www.domains.qa

Name Server:                     ans0.qaregistry.qa
Name Server IP:        
Name Server:                     ans1.qaregistry.qa
Name Server IP:        
Name Server:                     ns1.registry.qa
Name Server IP:        
Name Server:                     ns2.registry.qa
Name Server IP:        


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