Work continues on proposals received to change new domain name rules
The chairman of the foundation’s board, Marek-Andres Kauts, announced that 164 of the 455 proposals received were unique. The proposals were submitted by 31 different groups, including the Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications, the Estonian Banking Association, the Association of Estonian Patent Attorneys, CERT Estonia, EENet and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, most of whom are involved in the process of shaping the final version of the new rules.
"It was great to see such a large number of proposals come in, and that they led to such long and constructive discussion,” said Kauts. “It shows that we have an active community with a real voice and willingness to contribute. The foundation would like to thank everyone who submitted proposals. We hope the new domain rules will be finalised soon and take into account the interests of the Internet community."
The main points under discussion in the proposals were identifying people upon domain registration, clarification of the definitions used in the rules, time extensions for registrars, the registration process itself and establishing special registration rules for domain names that have a correlation with people’s names.
Editorial suggestions in clarifying the definitions and wording the draft will see predominant use. The identification requirement during registration is directly related to cyber security and thus specific conditions for its implementation will be carefully analysed. Registrants and registrars will be given a preparation extension of three months. The new rules will take effect on 1 May 2010.
The final version on the new .ee domain rules will be published on the Estonian Internet website.
.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.