Why develop on .AE when you can get a .COM?

Most decent one-word .com’s cost 6-7 figures, ONLY if they are attainable. The vast majority are already developed and cannot be purchased. If you run into a great one-word .com for sale, chances are you’ll need to secure a generous amount of money to convince the domain owner to sell their asset. Sure, you could opt for a 2-3 word .com instead. It’s not the same if you had a one-word domain though. If you’re building in the UAE, .AE can be a great option.

.AE has achieved remarkable milestones to the point where it has become the go-to domain extension for many local businesses in the Emirates. With over 263,000 domains registered, .AE is officially the largest namespace in the Arab World.


How does .AE stack up against the other top-level domains in the Arab World (number of registrations)?

UAE (.ae) – 263,886
  • Saudia Arabia (.sa) – 71,507
  • Qatar (.qa) – 28,325
  • Palestine (.ps) – 12,794
  • Bahrain (.bh) – 9,384
  • Lebanon (.lb) – 8,741
  • Oman (.om) – 7,751
  • Jordan (.jo) – 4,820
  • Syria (.sy) – 3,759
  • Kuwait (.kw) – 3,127
  • Iraq (.iq) – 1,702
  • Yemen (.ye) – 1,327

Source: https://domainnamestat.com/statistics/tld/others
Updated December 1, 2022