Tips for .ee domain registration:
- Check the desired domain name
Check the desired domain name in the WHOIS search on the Estonian Internet Foundation website at www.internet.ee or websites of registrars.
- Choose a registrar
Choose a registrar that is accredited by the Estonian Internet Foundation. A registrar is a person who will from now on offer you registration services, including domain extension and data amendment. The list of registrars is available here: www.internet.ee/eng/registrars. Follow the registrar’s instructions!
- The domain must have an administrative contact, a technical contact and domain name servers
- The Administrative Contact is an Estonian citizen or a citizen of another country in the European Union, European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation with a registered place of residence in Estonia and an Estonian personal identification code who has the right to represent the registering entity in accordance with the current legislation of the Republic of Estonia (member of the management board) or on the basis of the written authorisation issued by a member of the management board. The Administrative Contact has the right to sign and submit in the name of the registering entity any applications connected with the domain name and also to receive and forward any information concerning the domain name(s). The Administrative Contact is responsible for the correctness and authenticity of the data and documents submitted about itself and the registering entity.
- The Technical Contact is a person who has the right to modify only such domain name server data that is connected with it. If the domain registering entity is using a website hosting service, it is recommended to register as the Technical Contact a representative of the corresponding provider company. If the domain registering entity manages its own servers, it can register itself as the Technical Contact.
- The domain name server is a computer that saves and forwards via a general-access data communications network such data that is connected with the domain name and corresponding IP addresses. Your IT helpdesk or Internet service provider will have the necessary information about the domain name servers.
- Submit the domain registration application via your registrar
Become familiarised with the instructions provided by the chosen registrar and submit the domain registration application accordingly.
Important to remember:
- The domain registration application for a legal person can only be submitted by a person who has the right to represent the legal person and that includes the authorised Administrative Contact. Legislation stipulates that members of the management board have the right of representation and they can also authorise other persons to represent the legal person. The domain registration application for a physical person can only be submitted by that physical person or the authorised Administrative Contact. NB! The same is applicable to other registration services, including prolonging of domain registration.
- The domain registration application must be signed. The signing options are: ID card, Mobile ID, handwritten signature at the registrar’s office or personal identification via the payment order as described in section 18.104.22.168 of the Domain Regulation.
- The fee for registering .ee domains containing letters with diacritical marks is the same as the conventional domain registration fee.
- The precise .ee domain registration fee is set for the end consumer by the registrar. Follow the registrar’s instructions!