Domain .ae - national domain: United Arab Emirates

How to register a .ae internet domain?

  • Registration fee
    $82,49 / year
    After initiating the registration of the .ae domain, a message is sent to the e-mail address of the ordering party, containing the conditions for registration of these domains by their registry. Domain registration will take place after accepting these conditions by clicking on the link in this message.
  • Renewal fee
    $82,49 / year
  • Trade fee
    The domain owner change is payable and is performed automatically by the registry. The domain owner change does not extend its validity.
  • Transfer fee
    renewal included
    Domain transfer extends the domain validity by 1 year.
  • Reactivation fee
    Additional restore fee is due on the domain renewal date (40 days before expiration date). Restore is possible only within 14 days thereafter.
  • Minimum registration and renewal period
    1 year
  • Restrictions

Emirati domain information

.ae domains are now also available to individuals, companies, and organizations outside the United Arab Emirates.

The .ae domain name must not contain words related to sex, religion, politics, gambling, discrimination, or city names in the UAE territory.

After we initiate a domain registration, a link to the registration conditions page is sent to the registrant's e-mail address. On this page, you must confirm your acceptance of the terms and conditions. Registration takes approximately 5 business days.

Why should I buy a .ae domain name?

Unleash the potential of your brand in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a .ae domain name! As the official internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the UAE, a .ae domain name instantly connects your brand to this dynamic and fast-growing market. Whether you're a local startup, an international business targeting the UAE market, or an individual with ties to the UAE, a .ae domain name can significantly enhance your online presence. It signals to your audience that you're committed to serving them, and it can boost your visibility in local search results, making it easier for your UAE customers to find you. Plus, with a .ae domain, you can protect your brand within the UAE market and create a strong connection with your audience. So, why wait? Register your .ae domain today and make your mark in the UAE digital space.

United Arab Emirates domain information

.ae domain is the internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is administered by the .ae Domain Administration (.aeDA), which is part of the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority of UAE (TDRA).

Registrations for .ae domains are processed via accredited registrars, and there are several second and third-level domain names available. These include for commercial entities, for educational institutions, for government entities, and for organizations, among others.

The .ae domain was originally delegated to UUNET, then transferred to Etisalat, and finally re-delegated to the TDRA in 2008. The .aeDA launched its services with a new registry system that supports the registry-registrar model, making the .ae the first ccTLD in the Arab region to use this model. The .aeDA is also the first registry in the region to use the industry-standard Extensible Provisioning Protocol to manage its domains.

The UAE is also among the first countries to register the domain address of 'Emarat' in Arabic script (امارات) for the country's Arabic domains. This domain contributes to increasing the number of Internet users visiting Arabic sites and further promotes and strengthens the UAE's identity.

As of May 2023, there are more than 300,000+ domains in the .ae zone, making it the largest ccTLD registry in the Arab region. The .aeDA also operates the UAE ENUM Space (971), having taken over from the incumbent operator Etisalat in April 2009.

Everything that you should know about .ae domain price

The cost of registering and maintaining a .ae domain name varies depending on the registrar. Generally, the cost of registering a .ae domain name is quite affordable. The price can also depend on the length of the registration period, with longer registration periods costing more.

In addition to the registration cost, there are also annual renewal fees associated with the domain name. The renewal fees are typically quite affordable and are usually a fraction of the initial registration fee.

How to buy a domain in the United Arab Emirates?

Buying a .ae domain, the internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is straightforward. You can purchase a .ae domain from any domain registrar that offers them. Visit the registrar's website, search for your desired .ae domain to check its availability, and follow the site's instructions to purchase it. Keep in mind that while the .ae domain is the ccTLD for the UAE, you do not need to be a resident or have a business in the UAE to register a .ae domain. After purchasing, you may need to configure your domain settings to point to your website's hosting provider. Always remember to renew your domain registration before it expires to maintain ownership.

Information about the .ae domain registry

.ae - country code top-level domain name (ccTLD): United Arab Emirates

The available domain TLDs: .ae

Registry: Emirates Telecommunications Corporation


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