Registration of domains in Estonia reached the level of Finland
“Statistics show that changes thanks to which each private or legal person is free to register an adequate amount of the required domain names have been accepted well,” said Marek-Andres Kauts, Chairman of the Board of the Estonian Internet Foundation. “The quantity of registered domains also allowed the domain registration fee to be reduced and the trend will also have a positive impact on the fee in the future, which should again give a push to the registration activity.”
“We could certainly make our best efforts in order for each person in Estonia who is an active user of e-mail and the Internet to have their own .ee domain in the future,” said Kauts.
The Estonian Internet Foundation is the organisation founded by the Government of the Republic of Estonia and the Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications with the purpose of management of Estonian top-level domains (.ee) and the corresponding infrastructure.
.ee's website has been updated with new guidelines! You can information on EIS' Data Protection Policy here and domain search WHOIS Terms and Conditions here. Registrars can find .ee's Guidelines on processing of personal data here. Should you have any questions, please contact us by e-mail email@example.com or by calling +372 727 1000.
.ee will update the Domain Regulation due to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entering into force on the 25 May 2018. .ee Domain Regulation provides standard terms that regulate the legal relationship between the EIF, domain registrant and registrar (service provider). Main changes concern the WHOIS-service in which the contact information of a registrant who is a natural person can no longer be publicly disclosed.
The Estonian Internet Foundation has received multiple complaints from .ee domain registrants concerning the registration service provided by Beehosting OÜ, assuming that the company is an accredited .ee registrar. While third persons are not prohibited from selling .ee domains, the Foundation can only help users if the company concerned is an accredited .ee registrar.