In 2015, when the Houthis took over the Yemeni capital, 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 as of 2018.
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.
Second level domains
There are eight Second Level Domains:
com.ye: Commercial Entities
ltd.ye: Limited Companies
me.ye: Private Individuals
net.ye: Network Providers
org.ye: Non-commercial Organizations
plc.ye: Public Companies
gov.ye: Government and Governmental System
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.