Domain Names

.ae commercial companies or individuals
.net.ae network providers
.org.ae non-profit organizations
.gov.ae government and ministries
.ac.ae colleges, universities or academic institute
.sch.ae public and private schools
.pro.ae professionals
.name.ae personal use

Service

Official
Fees (USD)

Attorney
Fees 
(USD)

Total
Fees 
(USD)

For filing a Domain Name (1st year) 40.00 250.00 290.00
For filing a Domain Name (2nd year) 110.00 300.00 410.00
For filing a Domain Name (3rd year) 328.00 350.00 678.00
For Filing a Domain Name(4th year) 957.00 400.00 1357.00
Penalty for late payment of renewal 7.00 26.00 33.00

Service

Requirements

A- FILING Authorization letter in the letterhead of the applicant addressed to UAE Network Information Center authorizing SAIP to register the domain name in UAE.
  A copy of the UAE Trademark Registration Certificate, in case the requested Domain Name differs from the applicant’s name.
 
Q1) What is the authority responsible for registration of domain names in U.A.E.?
A1) UAEnic (United Arab Emirates Network Information Centre).
 
Q2) What information and documents required for registration of a domain name?
A2) Please refer to the U.A.E. pages on this website.
 
Q3) What is the top level domain in U.A.E.?
A3) .ae
 
Q4) What is the life time of a domain name registration in U.A.E.?
A4) from 1 to 5 years.
 
Q5) Is it possible to conduct search for the availability of a domain name with UAEnic?
A5) Yes.
 
Q6) Are there any other categories of domain names available in U.A.E.?
A6) Yes. These include .gov.ae, sch.ae, ac.ae, org.ae, net.ae, co.ae, pro.ae and also name.ae.
 
Q7) What is the validity period of the domain name registration incorporating such other categories of domains?
A7) The validity term ranges from 1 to 5 years as may be requested by the domain name owner.
 
Q8) Are there any domain names precluded from registration?
A8) Yes. These include, but are not limited to, abbreviations with country code top level domain, existing generic top level domain, domain names violating public morality or public order or against religious rituals or religious characters, domain names likely to deceive the public, geographical indications or geographical names, domain names corresponding to trademarks of third parties, names of well-known persons unless his consent has been obtained.
 
Q9) Is it possible to renew a domain name registration?
A9) Yes.
 
Q10) Is there any grace period for late renewal of a domain name registration?
A10) Yes. A grace period of one month is allowed and if the domain name registration is not renewed within this period, it will be cancelled.
 
Q11) Is it possible to amend the contact details of a domain name after registration?
A11) Yes.
 
Q12) Is a domain name registration assignable?
A12) Yes. It can be assigned to any other third party.
 
Q13) Is there any special policy for resolution of domain names disputes involving the top level domain name, .ae?
A13) Yes. This policy was published in 2008.
 
Q14) What is the authority that is responsible for the implementation of the DRP?
A14) The .ae Domain Administration (.ae.DA) of the U.A.E. Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA).
 
Q15) Has the DRP been endorsed by WIPO?
A15) Yes. The rules of the DRP are based on the ICANN Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy.
 
Q16) Would the UAEnic deliberately cancel a domain name registration?
A16) Yes. This would be done if it turns out that the information given by the registrant on the application form was false, incomplete, incorrect, misleading or that the application was made in bad faith.
 
Q17) Would the U.A.E courts enforce domain name rights?
A17) No. However, if the disputed domain name involves a trademark registered in U.A.E., the owner may resort to the court to enforce his trademark rights along with the domain name.
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