Expired .YE Domains


.YE represents the official domain extension or the internet country code top level domain (ccTLD) of Yemen. It was introduced in 1996 and was intended for entities with affiliations in this territory. YemenNet is the authorized unit for carrying out its registry, while Marcaria.com is an accredited registrar where registrations can be processed. Non-Yemenese registrants may get approval as long as they have a local contact in Yemen.

Aside from usage as Yemen’s two-letter country code, YE is also used as an acronym for other popular words. Other meanings of YE include: yes, young enterprise (commerce), youth exchange (organization), yearend (date & time).

Intended Use

Entities connected with Yemen

.YE Registry Information

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Registration Price

$499.00 Annually

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What is .ye domain?

.ye is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Yemen. The ASCII representation of .ye is Y and it is managed by PCH (.pch).

Domain name registration in .ye makes it unique and distinguishes entities, whether local or international, who have a presence in Yemen from those elsewhere.

.ye is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Yemen. It is administered by NIC.YE (YemenNet).

Who can own a .ye domain name?

Yemeni citizens and entities, governmental and non-governmental institutions, as well as legal persons having a permanent presence in Yemen can apply to register a .ye web address.

Individuals, companies, and organizations residing in Yemen, or organizations with a presence in Yemen, may register an .ye domain name.

However, third-level registrations within second-level domains, such as co.ye, net.ye, and org.ye are reserved for Yemen-based organizations only.

What are the registration restrictions for a .ye domain name?

A second-level domain name must contain at least one dot (.) and the following:

- The domain name must start with a letter or a digit and end with a letter or a digit;

- It can have a maximum of 63 characters, with each character from A to Z, from a to z, 0 to 9, hyphen (-), underscore (_), and periods (.) not being counted;

- It must start with a letter or a digit;

- It must end with a letter or a digit;

- The name can be registered immediately.

How can I register a .ye domain name?

You can register your .ye domain name through one of the following methods:

- The first method is to register it directly at NIC.YE (the official registration authority for .ye domains) website;

- The second method is to go to our website, provide us with your desired domain name and proceed with the registration process.

You can apply for a .ye domain through your hosting company or a third-party service.

Domains must be registered for a minimum of one year and are renewable indefinitely.

The registration is valid for a maximum period of 10 years from the date of issue, with each renewal being an additional ten years.

So when you register a .ye domain, it is valid for a period of 10 years.

If the registration satisfies the registration requirements, the .ye ccTLD registry NIC.YE issues an autonomous registration.

An Internet service provider should be used to activate the domain once NIC.YE has acknowledged its receipt and issue details.

Why choose a .ye domain name?

.ye domains are easily recognized by Internet users worldwide.

.YE domain is the only country code for Yemen and is recognized by all major international organizations and governmental institutions of Yemen.

It is also an open ccTLD that allows registration of second-level domains without restrictions on who can apply to register it.

This makes it possible to easily acquire a meaningful and relevant domain name for your company or organization.

There are no registration restrictions (no need for a local presence in Yemen), and the registration process is quick, easy, and inexpensive.

Using a .ye domain, your website will be easily accessible to local and international target audiences since the domain extension is easy to remember and understand.

The .ye ccTLD is growing very rapidly and has a high number of registrations. It's one of the most popular TLDs in the Arab world, with around 900,000 domain names registered by over 60% of all companies doing business in Yemen.

The new .ye domain comes with a free 'push' option, providing a quick and easy way to get your business online.

Individuals can use the new .ye ccTLD to publish a professional-looking website within minutes without web development knowledge.

A .ye domain can be used to promote your online presence in Yemen or to highlight the fact that your business focuses on Yemen.

Yemeni companies can also use a .ye domain name to promote their services locally and internationally.

In addition, many local Registrars have been approved as .ye Domain Name Registrars.

These Registrars provide the same high level of service as those for other domains, but with more support offered in Arabic.