UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has revealed that the number of registered names in the national domain (.ae) has reached more than 210,000 domain names until the end of 2017, achieving the target number of registered names for the year.
The final registered figures maintains the leading position on the Arab level in this field, said a statement from the Emirati telecom watchdog TRA.
The (.ae) Domain Administration (.aeDA) has been established by TRA as the regulatory body and registry operator for the (.ae) domain name and the Arabic domain.
The .aeDA is responsible for the setting and enforcement of all policies with regard to the operation of the .ae, in addition to growing, developing and marketing the (.ae) namespace, accrediting and managing (.ae) registrars, educating the public, delivering and enhancing the (.ae) domain name, facilitating the (.ae) Dispute Resolution Policy, and representing the national domain at international forums.
Majed Sultan Al Mesmar, the acting director general, said: "The success of the national domain reflects the excellence and reliability of the domain in the UAE. It is an indicator of the digital infrastructure development level that meets the requirements of all forms of e-presence for companies, institutions and individuals."
“The UAE e-presence online is an important indicator of the business sector confidence in the ability and credibility of the national domain among the targeted audience in the country,” he stated.
Al Mesmar said the national domain enhances the investment environment as it provides an additional option for corporate domain names.
“It is complementary to and supportive of TRA’s strategy to support the transformation towards smart cities and knowledge based economy, through the promotion and dissemination of e-commerce,” he added.
Mohammad Al Zarooni, the director for policies and programs department, TRA, said: “We have been able to exceed the target number of registered domain names by the end of 2017, which consists a great incentive for us to proceed with the success.”
“We would like to assure the provision of all requirements and needs of the customers, individuals and companies, in accordance with the highest standards of quality and safety as well as adopted best practices in this field,” he said.
“We rely on 22 specialised companies to conduct the registration in the national domain, all of which are characterised by their highest standards of quality, reliability and efficiency in service provision, in order to ensure that customers experience a smooth and fast registration without any complications,” he added.