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UAE Government Launches U.AE As Official Website For Govt Services

The United Arab Emirates has launched its official government website, its official portal that provides public access to information, services, projects, strategies and laws in the UAE using the u.ae domain name.

The new domain name, developed in cooperation between The Prime Minister’s Office at the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future and the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), is composed of the initials of the United Arab Emirates (u.ae). The first letter is the domain name, while the second and third letters form the UAE’s country code Top Level Domain “.ae”.

The official portal of the UAE Government is a comprehensive platform for all government services and information, as well as important data and information related to vital sectors in the UAE, including education, economy, business, infrastructure, residency regulations, health, national policies and strategies, and others.

“The new domain name of the UAE Government portal embodies the meaning of innovation, which is simple and easy to remember,” said Commenting on the new domain name, Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, TRA Director General. “It also reflects the centrality of the people in the government’s concerns with its various projects, programmes and plans. The adoption of the new domain name comes at an important stage of the digital transformation, in which we enter the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the smart city, and the government of Artificial Intelligence. We are guided by our wise leadership directives to adopt a culture of innovation and creativity as a way to assert our nation’s leadership and our community’s happiness.”

“The most important message of the new domain name is the focus on people. It is a message from the UAE leadership that you are the goal, you are the purpose, you are the bet, you are the government, and you are the United Arab Emirates. We enter the digital age through the u.ae portal, to tell the world that the people are the ultimate goal of the UAE Government. The people in the broad sense of participation, tolerance, peace, prosperity, happiness, wellbeing, and sustainable development. The “u.ae” mission is that we are all our partners in future making. “

The informative side of the portal includes facts and figures on the UAE Government organisational structure, the Founding Fathers, the UAE strategies and initiatives, and development goals and plans. The portal also includes an e-participation platform that contains an online forum, blogs, surveys, polls, Chatbot, and links to the mGovernment pages on social medial such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others.

$140,000 WINE.CLUB Sale Tops Weekly Chart

Domain Name Journal logoIt was still a short domain name, but this one wasn’t a .com but one for the new gTLDs. The top reported domain name sale in the week ending 14 June was wine.club, selling for a very nice $140,000 through the registry.

The sale easily eclipsed the next sale on the chart – another new gTLD – that of pro.flowers for $50,000 through UniRegistry. Third has people breathing normally again with a .com sale, that of nkb.com for $31,000 through Sedo.

Overall Sedo had 16 of the top 20 sales for the week. And on the TLD side of things, there were 12 .com sales and one each for .club, .flowers, .ae, .net, .tv, .ru, .fr and .de.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 14 June, go to:

Pair of Six-Figure Sales Top Weekly Chart

Domain Name Journal logoA pair of six-figure domain sales topped the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 22 March, with currencyconverter.com topping the chart, selling for $150,000 through DomainNameSales while vvv.com came in second, selling for $136,400 through NameJet.

But it was a long way to third, with escapeartists.com selling for $60,000, also through DomainNameSales.

Sedo had a good week in numbers with 16 of the top 21 sales (there was a tie for 20th place). And on the TLD side of things there was another 16, with 16 .com sales and one each for .ae, .se, .de, .ch and .co.

To check out the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 22 March, go to:

Two Six-Figure Domain Sales Close Out 2014

Domain Name Journal logoThe sale of 345.com and rides.com for $800,000 and $120,000 respectively topped the last Domain Name Journal chart for 2014. The domains were sold by MostWantedDomains and Flippa.

Coming in third was tv.ae, selling for $95,000, and fourth was wohnung.de selling for €74,000 ($87,320), both through Sedo to round out the top reported sales for the two weeks ending 4 January 2015.

There was also a nice internationalised domain name sale (schlüsseldienst.de), which sold for €35,000 ($41,300) while alqabas.com sold for KWD11,000 (Kuwaiti Dinar – $37,400) through KuwaitNET.

There were also a few more notable ccTLD sales. Dieta.it sold for €39,240 ($46,303) through Nidoma, lotto.ph sold for $25,000 through Sedo and jobs.se sold for €15,990 ($18,868) also through Sedo.

Overall there were 31 .com sales in the top 40, given the chart was for two weeks as well as two .de sales and one each for .ae, .it, .ph, .org, .se, .net and .nl.

In the aftermarket side of things, there were18 sales through Sedo and 13 sales through NameJet.

To check out the Domain Name Journal list of top reported sales for the fortnight to 4 January, go to: dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20150114.htm

.AE Celebrates 100,000 Registrations As Leading ccTLD In Arab Region

The ccTLD for the United Arab Emirates, .AE, passed the 100,000 registrations milestone on 16 August, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in the UAE announced. This achievement makes the UAE the leading nation in terms of the number of registrants in the Arab region.

Commenting on the achievement, H.E. Mohammed Nasser Al Ghanim, TRA Director General said: “The UAE continues its accomplishments and promotes its regional status in the ICT sector with today’s announcement on reaching the 100,000 registration mark in domain names. This achievement would not have been possible without the dedicated work of the TRA in implementation of leadership directives that support modern technological trends and the adoption of the latest development reached in the sector.”

H.E. added: “We have presented all the required facilities aiming to make the (.ae) registration process easier and convenient to all clients, including providing 18 Accredited Registrars to complete the process, and the 100% availability of (.ae) DNS and registry services to promote competition. We also adopted well designed policies to use domain names in the country, protect registrants and achieve the widest level of participation by concerned parties through organizing a number of awareness campaigns on (.ae) domain names. We, at the TRA, are determined to continue our support to the internet society in the country for further achievements.”

The UAE was able to achieve this number through the support extended by businesses and individuals on domain names, despite the comparatively short period since the registration had started. The TRA aims to reach the highest levels of transparency in terms of resolving disputes related to domain names; it is also keen to protect intellectual property.

Other vital elements that contributed to this achievement were offers and promotions were made by registrars helping to encourage larger numbers of registrants to take this step. Additionally, the enthusiasm by registrants to complete the registration process successfully by utilizing the online facility. The registrars explained the benefits of obtaining a domain name and underscored the fact that a specialized domain name allows registrants to better reach their targeted audience in a more professional manner. Registrar: InterNetX GmbH – International Registrar said: As the United Arab Emirates form one of the most important markets worldwide, .AE holds an important position in our TLD portfolio.

Campaign to Encourage Registration of .AE Domains Continues

.AE(UAE) logoThe Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has begun the second phase of its marketing campaign to encourage the registration of .AE, the ccTLD for the United Arab Emirates, domain names.

The main objective of the campaign is to target new businesses that have yet to register a domain name and also existing organizations and businesses that have a web presence but have not registered for a .AE domain name.

By the end of 2009, it is hoped there will be an additional 20,000 .AE domain names registered as a result of the campaign. There are currently approximately 90,000 .AE domain names registered.

“In the period [August 2008 to August 2009], the number of new registrations increased by 30 per cent compared to the corresponding period the year before. There are more registrars [no monopoly] providing .AE domain name registration. Customers have the choice to select their registrar as competition leads to better service. The registration process brought online has also made it easier,” said TRA

The campaign highlights the importance of registering and using .AE domain names by all public and private entities operating in UAE or having a relationship with UAE. If an internet address has .AE at the end of it, its registered in the United Arab Emirates and a part of the .AE domain space regulated by the .aeDA.

In his comments, H.E. Mohamed Naser Al Ghanim, TRA Director General, said: We encourage all companies and entities in UAE to move to .AE as it truly represents their UAE identity on the Internet.

Al Ghanim added: “Through the introduction of .aeDA, we streamlined and automated the entire registration process and brought on multiple new accredited Registrars for better pricing, services and access. We also made changes to increase .AE openness and accessibility while retaining the strong moral and cultural identity of the UAE. Our new campaign is aimed at promoting the .AE domain so that it becomes the domain of choice for all users willing to showcase a UAE presence on the World Wide Web.”

“There are many rational benefits to have a .AE domain name,” said Mohammed Gheyath, Executive Director/ Technology Development Affairs. “It allows you to protect your web space, access the name you want for your domain name, and signal to your customers where your business is located. It is worth mentioning that .com is a saturated namespace and has already 80 million registered domain names compared to around 90 thousands registered .AE domain names.

“This would make the chance of getting good and catchy names under .AE much higher than .com But one of main emotional reasons is national pride. The UAE has an excellent local, regional, and global representation as an economic powerhouse and an ultra-modern nation. Having a .AE address is a big business tool that lets the company develop a unique national identity that positively communicates that the company is based in the UAE. An example of countries where the use of ccTLD dominates the use of .com is Germany. Almost all German websites uses .de as they consider it a national pride.”

Europe Registry logoTo register your .AE domain name, check out Europe Registry here.

.AE Domain Registrations Increase by 30% in 2009

aeDA LogoRegistrations of .AE domain names have increased by 30 per cent in 2009 with the majority of registrations coming from within Dubai the Telecommunications Regulation Authority reported. However media reports on the number of registrations have not indicated what registrations have increased from and to.

From August 2008 to August 2009, “the number of new registrations increased by 30 per cent compared to the corresponding period the year before,” the TRA said.

The increase follows changes and promotions to encourage more registrations. Customers now have the choice to select their own registrar as well as now being able to register domain names online.

And while it has not impacted on registrations for the above period, the .ae Domain Administration (.aeDA) of the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) launched a full advertising campaign for .AE domain at the beginning of August 2009.

Asia Registry logoTo register your .AE domain name, check out Asia Registry here.

.AE brand protection

In the ccTLD market the .AE domain name is the most sort after, there are restrictions in obtaining a .AE domain name, the registry will ask for relevant documentation such as a copy of your passport or drivers license with your application. Or you can send your trade mark to the registry if you are a formed business or company, but giving your business a presence in the United Arab Emirates especially with such a expanding consumer market it is a must for all Corporations.

Businesses who wish to go online in the UAE should have a .ae domain name. However, just because your company may be using a name, trade name or trade mark in the UAE does not mean that you can automatically use that name as your domain name online. You must protect your domain name through registration with the relevant authority. This article will outline how domain names work in the UAE and what to do if your domain name has already been taken in cyberspace.

Further Information can be found at : http://www.itp.net/news/521168-legal-download-20—ae-domains-and-disputes-in-uae-cyberspace