The Info List - .ae

The domain name ae is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) in the Domain Name System
Domain Name System
of the Internet
for the United Arab Emirates. It is administered by .aeDA which is part of the UAE
Telecommunications Regulatory Authority. The internationalized country code top-level domain in the Arabic alphabet of the UAE
is امارات., which is represented as .xn--mgbaam7a8h in Punycode.


1 Second and third level domain registrations 2 Re-delegation of .ae 3 Accredited registrars 4 Transfer between registrars 5 Domain name pricing 6 Domain name count 7 IDN and Arabic
domain names 8 ENUM of UAE
(+971) 9 References 10 External links

Second and third level domain registrations[edit] The domain ae is administered by UAE
Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA). Registrations are permitted directly at the second level (unrestricted zone) or at the third level (restricted zone) beneath several category labels. During 1995–2003 co .ae was used for commercial entities, but this has been deprecated by UAEnic in 2003 in preference to the commercial use of second-level registrations; existing co .ae registrations were allowed to be retained if their registrants so desire. During 2008 when ae was re-delegated to the TRA, the .aeDA published new policies in which co .ae was introduced only for local commercial companies provided that the name is connected to the business name. Re-delegation of .ae[edit] The .AE domain was originally delegated to UUNET. Recognising the domain should be administered in the country, the domain was transferred in 1995 to Etisalat, following a brief period of administration by the United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
University. Since that time, Etisalat, through its division the UAE
Network Information Center (UAEnic), has been responsible for the operation of the .ae domain. During GITEX 2006, the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority TRA announced that the .ae ccTLD management and operations will be re-delegated to the TRA from Etisalat/UAEnic, the current .ae ccTLD manager. A new entity called .ae Domain Administration ( .ae DA) has been formed to take care of management and operations of .ae based on latest DNS and Domain Registry technologies. During January 2008, IANA officially re-delegated the .ae Domain to the TRA. On 3 August 2008, the .aeDA took over the DNS and launched their services with the new registry system which supports registry–registrar model. Currently the .aeDA has accredited eight registrars from different parts of the world. For the first time, Internet
users in the UAE
will be able to register and manage their domain names under .ae automatically using an online system without going through manual process which used to take up to six weeks for domain registrations. As per .aeDA policies, current domain holders are allowed to transfer between registrars at no cost. The .ae is the first ccTLD in the Arab region to use standard Registry-Registrar model and the .aeDA is the first registry in the region to use industry-standard Extensible Provisioning Protocol to manage its domains. Accredited registrars[edit] As of 26 April 2015, there are 20 accredited registrars:[1]

Etisalat Du Ascio ae Instra Mark Monitor IP Mirror AEserver InterNetworX CPS-Datensysteme Safenames 123Domain Consultix Internetx 101Domain Durraq[2] Abu-Ghazaleh Marcaria BB-Online DREAMSCAPE EPAG BUZINESSWARE

Transfer between registrars[edit] Registrants (domain name holders) can transfer their domains from one registrar to another provided that they obtain a domain name password. Domain name passwords can be recovered online through .aeDA's website password-recovery.aeda.net.ae. After obtaining this password, registrants can supply this password to the gaining registrar who will be able to transfer it directly without dealing with the losing registrar. Losing registrars are prohibited from charging a fee when a domain transfer occur; however gaining registrars may do so. Domain name pricing[edit] .ae domain name retail prices ranges from to depending on the provider and the level of support and services provided with the domain name. The .ae registration prices have noticeably dropped since the introduction of .aeDA. Prior to 3 August 2008, .ae domains were offered by Etisalat
for around per year while ac.ae, org.ae, gov.ae and sch .ae were offered for around per year. International providers used to charge around 100– in order to cover the administrative cost involved in the manual registration process. After .aeDA's go-live in August 2008, .ae registration price declined to as low as with international registrars. Domain name count[edit] On 16-Sep-2012 aeDA make an announcement on reaching the 100,000 registration mark in domain names.[3] During Gitex2008, .aeDA domain name counter showed over 90,000 domain names currently held in the registry, making it the largest ccTLD registry in the Arab region. IDN and Arabic
domain names[edit] On 2 March 2009, The UAE's Ministerial Council for Services passed a proposal by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority to register the domain address of 'Emarat' in Arabic script
Arabic script
(امارات) for the country's Arabic
domains, stating that the domain will contribute to increasing the number of Internet
users visiting Arabic
sites and further promote and strengthen the UAE's identity.[4] During ICANN meeting no. 35 (21–26 June 2009) in Sydney, .aeDA representatives mentioned that aeDA's EPP-based registry system is fully compatible with IDN protocols and guidelines. In January 2010 ICANN announced that the UAE
IDN ccTLD (DNS name: xn--mgbaam7a8h, امارات) was one of the first four new IDN ccTLDs to have passed the Fast Track String Evaluation within the domain application process.[5] ENUM of UAE
(+971)[edit] .aeDA, the registry operator of .ae is also the official operator for UAE
ENUM Space (971). The ENUM space was redelegated from the incumbent operator Etisalat
since 16 April 2009. References[edit]

^ "Accredited Registrars / aeDA Accredited Registrars List". .aeDA. 2015-04-26.  ^ "Tasjeel .ae / Durraq New Local Accredited Registrar with .aeDA". .aeDA. 2010-10-20.  ^ aeDA. "(.ae) Domain Administration Celebrates 100,000 Registrations Mark".  ^ UAEinteract.com. "Ministerial Council passes UAE
domain in Arabic UAE
- The Official Web Site - News". Archived from the original on 2009-05-27. Retrieved 2009-05-24.  ^ "First IDN ccTLDs Requests Successfully Pass String Evaluation". ICANN. 2010-01-21. 

External links[edit]

.ae Domain Administration (.aeDA) whois service for .ae list of .ae accredited registrars UAEnic, the former delegate of .ae. IANA .ae whois information UAE
seeking to be the first country to use Arabic script
Arabic script
in domain names www.domainer .ae - .ae domain auctions and aftermarket site

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Country code top-level domains

ISO 3166-1

.ac .ad .ae .af .ag .ai .al .am .ao .aq .ar .as .at .au
.aw .ax .az   B  .ba
.bb .bd .be .bf .bg
.bh .bi .bj .bm
.bn .bo .br .bs
.bt .bw
.by .bz   C  .ca
.cd .cf .cg .ch
.ci .ck
.cl .cm .cn
.cu .cv .cw .cx
.cy .cz   D .de .dj
.dk .dm .do
.dz   E  .ec .ee
.eg .er .es .et .eu   F  .fi .fj
.fk .fm
.fo .fr   G .ga .gd .ge
.gh .gi .gl .gm .gn .gp .gq .gr .gs .gt .gu
.gw .gy   H  .hk
.hm .hn
.hr .ht .hu   I .id .ie
.io .iq .ir .is .it   J  .je
.jm .jo .jp   K  .ke
.kg .kh .ki .km .kn .kp .kr .krd
.ky .kz   L  .la .lb .lc .li .lk .lr .ls .lt .lu .lv .ly   M  .ma .mc
.me .mg
.mh .mk .ml
.mm .mn .mo .mp .mq .mr .ms .mt .mu .mv .mw .mx .my .mz   N  .na .nc .ne .nf .ng .ni .nl .no
.nr .nu
.nz   O .om   P  .pa
.pe .pf .pg .ph
.pk .pl
.pm .pn .pr
.ps .pt .pw .py   Q .qa   R  .re .ro .rs
.ru .rw   S  .sa
.sd .se
.sg .sh .si .sk .sl .sm .sn .so .sr .ss .st .sv
.sx .sy .sz   T  .tc .td
.tf .tg
.th .tj
.tk .tl
.tm .tn .to .tr .tt .tv
.tw .tz   U  .ua .ug .uk .us .uy .uz   V  .va
.vc .ve .vg .vi .vn .vu   W  .wf .ws   Y  .ye
.yt   Z  .za .zm .zw

Internationalized (IDN) ccTLD

Cyrillic script Arabic
script Brahmic scripts Chinese characters Other scripts

.бг (bg, Bulgaria) .бел (bel, Belarus) .ею
(eyu, European Union) .қаз (qaz, Kazakhstan) .мон (mon, Mongolia) .мкд
(mkd, Macedonia) .рф
(rf, Russia) .срб
(srb, Serbia) .укр (ukr, Ukraine)

الجزائر. (al-Jazā’ir, Algeria) مصر. (Misr, Egypt) بھارت. (Bharat, India) ایران. (Iran) الاردن. (al-Urdun, Jordan) فلسطين. (Filastin, Palestine) پاکستان. (Pākistān, Pakistan) قطر. (Qatar) السعودية. (al-Saudiah, Saudi Arabia) سوريا. (Sūryā, Syria) تونس. (Tunis, Tunisia) امارات. (Emarat, UAE) عمان. (ʻUmān, Oman) مليسيا. (Maleesya, Malaysia) المغرب. (al-Maġrib, Morocco) سودان. (Sūdān, Sudan) اليمن.
(al-Yaman, Yemen)

.বাংলা (Bangla, Bangladesh) .ভাৰত (Bharôt, India) .ভারত (Bharôt, India) .भारत (Bharat, India) .భారత్ (Bharat, India) .ભારત (Bharat, India) .ਭਾਰਤ (Bharat, India) .ଭାରତ (Bhārata, India) .இந்தியா (Inthiyaa, India) .ලංකා (Lanka, Sri Lanka) .இலங்கை (Ilangai, Sri Lanka) .ไทย (Thai, Thailand) .சிங்கப்பூர் (Cinkappūr, Singapore)

.中国 (Zhōngguó, China) .中國 (Zhōngguó, China) .香港 (Xiānggǎng/Hoeng1gong2, Hong Kong) .澳門 (Àomén/Ou3mun4, Macau) .澳门 (Àomén/Ou3mun4, Macau) .新加坡 (Xīnjiāpō, Singapore) .台灣 (Táiwān, Taiwan) .台湾 (Táiwān, Taiwan)

.հայ (hay, Armenia) .გე (ge, Georgia) .ελ (el, Greece) .한국 (Han-guk, South Korea)

Proposed ccTLDs


.κπ (kp, Cyprus) - .ישראל‎ (Yisrael, Israel) - .日本 (Nippon, Japan) - .ລາວ (Lao, Laos)


Reserved / unassigned Allocated / unused Being phased out / ISO 3166-1 entry deleted Retired / deleted

.bl .bq .eh .mf

.gb .sj


.an .bu .cs .dd .tp .um .yu

See also: Generic top-level domains

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