This article describes the procedures and requirements of .ae domain names.
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Successful domain registration requires:

  • Supplying two or more nameservers
  • Accepting .ae registration agreement


After registration, the domain holder will receive an e-mail with the domain's authorization code and a reference to the .ae registration agreement.

Certain information is collected for use on the WhoIs service. See aeDA’s WhoIs Data Collection and Display Policy for guidelines on the collection, disclosure and use of WhoIs data.

Successful domain registration requires:

  • two or more nameservers
  • authorization code
  • the Transfer Request must be confirmed by the Registrant, prior to proceeding with the Transfer

If the authorization code cannot be retrieved from the current registrar, it can be requested at the registry directly through their password recovery page.

The authorization code can only be shared with the registrant, not with the reseller.

Authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode,email
Registration period after transfer unchanged
Average transfer time 2 days
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .ae domains is available.
  • Authorization code request - via RCP or API
  • Authorization code delivery - directly to domain owner via email

Owner change (trade)

A written request (an e-mail is insufficient) from both current and new domain holder is required before initiating an owner change. Store this document, the registry may ask for it in the future. Once you have this approval, the change itself can be done by updating the owner handle in the domain settings.

Other update

  • Domain attributes update - via RCP, real-time


  • Delete - via RCP or API
  • Domains, deleted explicitly - locked in quarantine 3 days after deletion
  • Such domains can't be restored - only re-registered after quarantine ends

Restore / reactivate

  • Restore - 28 days after the expiration. Allowed only for domains that expired naturally
Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 2 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: n/a
  • Registration period: 1-5 years
  • Renewal date offset: 2 days
    The number of days before the registry's expiration date, that Openprovider requires the domain to be renewed or expired. More info.
    Note that the dates as shown in your Openprovider account are always leading, even if they do not match the renewal date offset mentioned here.
  • Soft quarantine period: n/a days
    During this period, following after an expiration, the domain can be restored for free. This period does not apply if the domain is deleted explicitly. More info.
  • Quarantine period: 28 days
    During this period, an expired or deleted domain name can be reactivated at an additional fee.
  • Local presence required? no
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? no
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required?
  • Nameservers must be reachable over IPv4
Registration agreement The registry requires that a registration agreement is in place between the provider and the domain holder. The text of this registration agreement and any required supplements is the following:

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