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TRA Announces that the Number of Registrants in the National Domain (.ae) Has Reached More than 200 Thousands Registrants
(13 December 2016)


The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced today that the number of registrants in the national domain (.ae) have reached more than 200 thousands registrants. This announcement comes as a part of a special periodic report issued by the .ae domain administration in TRA as the department concerned to monitor the registration and management of the domains.

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 number of registrants in the national domain was 175 thousand registered domain names.

Confirming the importance of these figures, H.E Eng. Majid Sultan Al Mesmar, TRA Acting Director General said: ‘The UAE national domain maintains the lead with regards to the number of registrants 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. Additionally, registration process can now be completed through smart devices during very short time without the need to sign the required documents or to attend in person.’ 

Al Mesmar added: ‘The national domain (.ae) contributes to enhancing the electronic presence and developing the digital content in the UAE, and we look forward to maintain the steady growth rates during the next phase 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 internet users 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 accredited tens of certified 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 national Domain Administration Department (.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.

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