The Department of Government Support of Abu Dhabi has announced “.abudhabi” as the official internet top level domain name for the emirate.
The DGS made the announcement while being represented by the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority or ADDA.
According to a statement by ADDA, this TLD “represents the digital identity of the emirate in the virtual world.”
It added that this would promote the emirate “locally, regionally, and internationally across the tourism, culture, and economy sectors.”
The UAE already as its own TLD in the form of “.ae,” which entities based within it can use in their website name to denote the location of their subject.
The statement said the announcement comes in line with efforts to implement a consistent governance framework throughout the Abu Dhabi government and make a change in the concept of government services as they move towards a digital future.
The move apparently aims to accelerate digital transformation and devise more efficient digital solutions and services aimed at facilitating the lives of the people and business communities throughout Abu Dhabi.
The domain name is accessible to all citizens, residents, and employers working inside and outside the emirate.
The statement said it is a “unique identifier for organizations interested in local business opportunities, as well as events, festivals, and fairs hosted annually by Abu Dhabi.”
More than 550 uniform resource locators or URLs are said to have been registered to the “.abudhabi” domain name to date.