.ae Registry-Registrar Model
The roles of the stakeholders are as follows:
Regulatory Body - .aeDA
The organization vetted with the responsibility of operating the ccTLD for the benefit of all stakeholders.
Registry Operator - .aeDA
Has the exclusive responsibly for maintenance of a centralized Registry for its particular TLD. The Regulatory Body and Registry Operator in some instances may be separate organizations, however in the case of the .ae ccTLD, the .aeDA will assume both roles.
A person or entity that, via a contract with the Registry provides front-end registration services to Registrants. These services from the public interface to Registry services.
Some Registrars use Resellers to provide customer sales and services. Resellers buy domain names and manage domain name records for their customers through an interface with their Registrar. Resellers do not have direct access to the Registry.
The individual or organization that registers a specific domain name. This individual or organization holds the right to use that specific domain name for a specified period of time, provided certain conditions are met and the registration fees are paid. This person or organization is the "legal entity" bound by the terms of the relevant service agreement with the Registry operator for the TLD in question.