'u' - UAE gets first ever single letter government domain


P P Saseendran

u from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be the name of the UAE government portal, while the ae will be UAE’s country code Top Level Domain i.e. ‘u.ae’.

Dubai: Dubai government launched its new domain name ‘u’, the first ever single letter government domain. With this UAE became the first country to design a government portal name with a single alphabet.

u from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be the name of the UAE government portal, while the ae will be UAE’s country code Top Level Domain i.e. ‘u.ae’.

The portal provides all details relating to the government such as the working, services, stances and laws.

The new portal was developed in cooperation with the Prime Minister’s Office and the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).

The single letter would be very easy to remember, opined TRA Director General Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori.

“This is the continuation of country’s achievement in the field of digital development. The adoption of the new domain name comes is at a stage of digital transformation, in which we enter the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the smart city, and the government of Artificial Intelligence,” he added.

The letter ‘u’ is aimed at the people. The government is giving the message the ‘you are the goal, you are the government, you are the United Arab Emirates’, he further said.

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