The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has released data revealed by the .ae Domain Administration (aeDA) on the UAE’s registrar market share, unveiling the .ae domain name registration for the period between January and August 2014. Through this step, the TRA aims to encourage local businesses to optimize the use of national domain names, which are currently witnessing the highest registration rate among top level domain names in the Middle East and North Africa with a record 124,000 .ae registered domain names.
Etisalat, which recently launched its e-registration system, recorded the largest share of new domain names registered under the national domain.ae among other accredited registrars, followed by Tasjeel.ae which ranked second and AESERVER in third place.
The released data also reveals the share of each accredited service provider on the international level, where Etisalat continues to have the largest market share of 65.5%, followed by Instra Corporation 9.5%, and AESERVER 4.4%. Other accredited registrars had 20.6% of the market share. There are now 21 accredited registrars with the aeDA registry in the UAE.
The TRA applauds the efforts of local and international accredited registrars for providing the best services, and recognizes the growth of their activity and their improved performance. Some registrars enhanced their service through providing registration processes via smart devices so that companies and their representatives can begin the process anywhere, taking only two minutes to complete it.