.ye
Introduced19 August 1996
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusActive
RegistryYemenNet
SponsorTeleYemen
Intended useEntities connected with  Yemen
Actual useGets some use in Yemen
StructureRegistrations are made at third level beneath several second-level names
Registry websiteTeleYemen

.ye is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Republic of Yemen.

History

In 2015, when the Houthis took over Yemen, the rebel forces also took over the main internet provider and distributor of the .ye domain. In response, the Aden-based Yemeni government created its own domain extension, .adennet.[1] According to DomainTools, 1152 .ye domain names were registered.[2]

.YE regulations

In order to register a .YE domain, you must have a company registered in Yemen. However, some registrars provide a local presence service for non-Yemeni clients. Domain names also need to be hosted in the Republic of Yemen.[3]

Second level domains

There are eight Second Level Domains:

Second top domain

A second top domain will be used for the Republic of Yemen, intended for domain names in the local language. The string اليمن (al-Yaman) was registered and approved for this purpose in March 2011, but it was not activated and lower level domains were not granted at that time.

References

  1. ^ Yair Oded, The virtual war over internet control in Yemen, Fairplanet.org, 5 March 2019
  2. ^ Underlying Dimensions of Yemen’s Civil War: Control of the Internet, Recordefuture.com, 28 November 2018
  3. ^ EuropeID. "Yemen: Register a .YE domain with Local Agent". europeid.com. Retrieved 2016-04-01.