The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced today that the number of Registrations in the national domain (.ae) have reached more than 200 thousands registered domain names. This announcement comes as a part of a special periodic report issued by the .ae domain administration in TRA as the .ae ccTLD (country code top level domain) registry.
This figure reflects a remarkable growth rate of more than 14% compared to the latest report issued by TRA in this regards in December of last year, where the total number of domain registration was 175 thousand registered domain names.
Confirming the importance of these figures, H.E Eng Majid Sultan Al Mesmar ActingTRA Director General said: ‘The UAE national domain maintains the lead with regards to the number of domain registration in the Arab World. This reflects the companies, business sector and the customers’ confidence in the provided services, and its positive impact on their commercial activity. For achieving customer happiness and continuous upgrade in the quality of provided services, the registration process is distinctive by its simple procedures, and the availability of short and attractive names.
Al Mesmar added: ‘The national domain (.ae) contributes in better serve the internet industry presence and developing the digital content in the UAE, and we look forward to maintain the steady growth rates in the coming years which would allow us to enhance the leadership of the UAE in all fields related to TRA work.’
Furthermore, Mohammad Al Zarooni, Director of Policy & Programs Department in TRA, said: ‘we maintain our efforts to make the national domain (.ae) the obvious perfect solution for the internet community at-large in the UAE. We emphasize the importance of constant implementation of best practices and managing the internet domain names in fair and transparent manner. We have certified more than 20 accredited registrars, whom are qualified to provide excellent service, which would open the competition doors to provide best offers, prices, services and quality standards for users. ‘
The national domain name (.ae) attracts key companies intending to take advantage of business opportunities, events and exhibitions hosted by the UAE. The use of the national domain name also ensures to maintain the intellectual and commercial property rights of the owners of well-known brands in the world. The registration process is very simple, as it does not take more than3 minutes, given that accredited registrars are competing to provide services with the highest standards, including smart applications and online registration.
The.ae Domain Administration (.aeAD ), the regulatory body and registry operator for the .ae domain, a subsidiary of TRA, is mandated to manage the national domain. It has also established the new framework, which comprises of an administrative structure, clarifying the roles in the sector, to guarantee a sustainable growth of the namespace and promoting competition by accrediting multiple .ae registrars.