.ae is a country code top-level domain. A country code Top Level Domain or ccTLDs are specific to individual countries around the world. Some examples of ccTLDs are '.ae' for the United Arab Emirates, and '.sa' for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A list of ccTLDs can be found at www.iana.org/root-whois
.امارات (dotEmarat) is the Arabic Internationalized domain name (IDN) for the United Arab Emirates. Since Internet usage is rising around the world and the world is full of many different languages and scripts, IDNs offer a great way to connect with your target market no matter what they speak.
A generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) is a top-level domain name that is open to Registrants around the world. Domain names that end in .com, .net and .org are all gTLDs.
If an internet address has .ae or .امارات (dotEmarat) at the end of it, it's registered in the United Arab Emirates and a part of the UAE national domains space, which is regulated by the .aeDA.
Available domains types and eligibilities
The .ae domain is sub divided into a number of ‘levels’ or ‘zones’.
The .امارات (dotEmarat) domain has one ‘level’ or ‘zone’.
Everybody is eligible to register a first level domain of .ae and .امارات (dotEmarat). However second level domain eligibility have other requirements as follows:
For more information please check the Domain Policy.
.ae and امارات. (dotEmarat) domain names can be registered for period of 1 to 5 years and follows a pre-defined lifecycle. Following shows the domain name lifecycle from registration to deletion.
The domain lifecycle for zones .ae, .co.ae, .net.ae, .org.ae and .امارات