Domain Names

There is no specific legislation on country code top-level domain names.

Filing

Country code top-level domain name: .ae (in English), and dotEmarat (in Arabic). 

Sub-domains: .co.ae; .sch.ae; .mil.ae; .ac.ae; .gov.ae; .org.ae; .net.ae 

Applicant: individuals and legal entities.

Restriction as to nationality: none.

Local presence: not required.

Domestic trademark right: not required for obtaining domain name registration.

Domain name can be registered as a trademark: yes.

Filing requirements:
1. A letter of authorization of agent from the applicant’s company on its letterhead to apply for domain name registrations on its behalf, including a list of all required domain names; the letter should be stamped by the company seal, and signed by the authorized signatory;
2. For the sub-domain (.co.ae): a copy of the U.A.E. trade license or U.A.E. trademark registration certificate;
3. In order to connect the (.ae) domain name with the original website, the following information is required: (a) the primary name server: Host Name and IP Address, (b) the secondary name server: Host Name and IP Address.

Registration, Protection

Duration: one to five years.

Renewal/maintenance: one to five years, renewable.

Dispute about ownership: can be brought before the court.

Uniform dispute resolution procedure: available (variation of UDRP) before WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center.

Registration Authority

Authority name: Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA).

Internet address: www.tra.gov.ae/aeda