Certificate Service Provider Regulation and Trust Services

CSP laws and regulations apply to Certification Service Providers operating in the UAE and to all who provide such electronic attestation services directly or indirectly to the public for commercial purposes with respect to electronic records, documents, and signatures that relate to electronic transactions and commerce.


The Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT) was established by Resolution 5/89 of 2008 issued by the Ministerial Council for Services. The team was established to improve practices of information security, and protect the IT infrastructure in the UAE from risks and violations, in conformity with TDRA strategy that aims at supporting and ensuring a safer cyber space for the residents of the UAE.

ae Domain Administration

It is the Regulatory Body and Registry Operator for the .ae country code namespace and ".امارات" (dotEmarat) the Arabic domain name.

It is also responsible for the setting and enforcement of all policies with regard to the operation of the .ae country code top-level domain (ccTLD) and ".امارات" (dotEmarat) as well as overseeing the operation of the Registry System.

Internet Guidelines

A list of prohibited content categories has been defined by TDRA to guide Internet Service providers in UAE throughout the process of filtering and controlling access to web content that falls under Prohibited Content Categories. Websites that are providing their service and targeting users in UAE are advised to respect the public morality in the country, as further detailed in the prohibited content categories, to avoid denial of access to their content and services.

The Centre of Digital Innovation (CoDI)

An initiative launched by TDRA in 2013 as a response to the UAE’s strive towards being a smarter and digitally transformed nation.

CoDI does various capacity building and R&D activities resulting in knowledge generating products and services in ICT primarily. CoDI has established an ecosystem of partners and stakeholders from different sectors to drive CoDI forward.

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03/01/2023 11:06

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