|Introduced||19 August 1996|
|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|Intended use||Entities connected with Yemen|
|Actual use||Gets some use in Yemen|
|Structure||Registrations are made at third level beneath several second-level names|
.ye is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Republic of Yemen.
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. According to DomainTools, 1152 .ye domain names were registered.
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.
There are eight Second Level Domains:
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.