Under the new regime implemented by .aeDA domain name Registrants will have the ability to choose their Registrar. This will apply not only at the time of application for a domain name, but also during the term of the domain name licence.
For information on choosing a Registrar please see question no.7
Registrants has the right to transfer a domain name from their current registrar to another accredit registrar of their choosing without losing the remaining Domain Name Licence Period.
The registrant must provide the domain name password (Authorization Code) to the new registrar to retrieve the full Domain Name Record from the Registry Database. If you don't know your domain name password you can use the password recovery service which will send the password to your registered email address.
The .aeDA will be implementing changes to the ae ccTLD in order to be in line with international best practice.
The .aeDA will endeavour to ensure that the process of change is as seamless as possible for all existing Registrants; however, it is inevitable that these changes will affect some Registrants. As the .aeDA reviews existing policy, the aeDA will publish information and updates on this website.
The .aeDA’s Domain Name Eligibility Policy will detail the arrangements for ‘legacy’ domain names, and can be found on the Policy Page.
The .ae Domain Administration (.aeDA) is the department formed by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) to oversee the management of the .ae domain name. The .aeDA established a new industry framework, consisting of a governance and administrative structure to increase the clarity of the roles within the industry, perpetuate growth of the namespace and promote competition by accrediting .ae Registrars.
To support the growth of the .ae ccTLD (country code Top Level Domain) the .aeDA made changes to the .ae namespace to increase its openness and accessibility while retaining the strong moral and cultural identity of the UAE.
The main features of the new regime include:
There are Accredited .aeDA Registrars, Registrants are able to choose where they purchase their .ae Domain name from. Registrars will offer a variety of services to Registrants such as web-hosting, website design, etc, and may offer these and other services at different prices. Registrars are required to clearly state the cost of the domain name, where they are offering a 'bundled' service.
Note: Registrants should examine the various service offerings of each Registrar to ensure that you receive value for money.
To get your own domain name up and running, you will need to:
.ae domain Names Must:
The .ae domain is sub divided into a number of ‘levels’ or ‘zones’. Registration is as follows:
* For more information please click on the Domain name Eligibility Policy.