The domain <tt>ae</tt> is administered by UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).Registrations are permitted directly at the second level (unrestricted zone) or at the third level (restricted zone) beneath several category labels. During 1995–2003 co.ae was used for commercial entities, but this has been deprecated by UAEnic in 2003 in preference to the commercial use of second-level registrations; existing co.ae registrations were allowed to be retained if their registrants so desire. During 2008 when ae was re-delegated to the TRA, the .aeDA published new policies in which co.ae was introduced only for local commercial companies provided that the name is connected to the business name.
ae – Companies, organizations or individuals
co.ae – Companies; was deprecated by UAEnic in 2003 and reintroduced by .aeDA in 2008
net.ae – Network providers
gov.ae – Government and Ministries
ac.ae – Colleges, universities or Academic Institute