The new gTLD .quebec represents the most populous province of Canada. Quebec is the only predominantly French speaking, which makes this region attractive for tourists from all over the world. Quebec is the home for music of Canada. Popular artists like Celine Dion hail from the province and the Montreal International Jazz Festival is renowned worldwide. The province is also well known for its museums including the Quebec National Museum of Fine Arts, the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
One factor upon which search engines base search results is the top-level domain ending of the site. Therefore, if a user performs a search on a topic related to the city of Quebec, pages in the .quebec domain will likely be located higher on the list of queried sites. This is why creators of sites dealing with the city will likely receive more traffic from individuals seeking information about Quebec.
All registrants of a .quebec domain must be an individual or a legal entity with a connection to the .quebec community. The registrant of the domain name must be able to reasonably demonstrate a link or an interest to the community at the time of registration and throughout the duration of the active registration. The link to the community can be on a linguistic, cultural, tourism, commercial, or any other basis that is conducive (and not detrimental) to the benefit of the Québec community.
Registrations under the .quebec TLD are intended to be made by bona-fide members of the Québec community (as described above), and are subject to the further requirement that the registrant’s actions in the .quebec community, as well as the registrant’s use of the registered domain name, must be:
generally accepted as legitimate; and
beneficial to the interest of the Québec community; and
commensurate with the role and importance of the registered domain name; and
in good faith at the time of registration and throughout the duration of the active registration.