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Introduced19 August 1996
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
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.


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, which remains under their control.[1] According to DomainTools, 1152 .ye domain names were registered as of 2018.[2]

.YE regulations[edit]

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[edit]

There are eight Second Level Domains:

  • com.ye: Commercial Entities
  • co.ye: Companies
  • 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[edit]

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.


  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.

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