The price of a .ee domain name reduced to 7 euros
According to Aet Rahe, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Foundation, the price decrease has become possible thanks to the strong market position of the .ee domain, as well as a steady annual growth in the number of domains registered. "The market share of the .ee domain in Estonia is 66%, and the number of domains has been growing steadily each year – for the last 12 months, growth has exceeded 10%. The combined effect of these factors as well as the overall success of domain-related activities as a sector of the economy has made it possible to lower the price," Rahe said.
The Foundation's strategy for the 2016-2018 period, which was approved yesterday, says that the price differences between registrations for 1, 2 or 3 years will be abolished. The price of registering a .ee domain in 2016 will be 7, 14 or 21 Euros, depending on the length of the registration period.
"I am happy about the fact that we have reached a reasonable price level for the .ee domain compared to neighbouring countries. For instance, the national domain of Finland, .fi costs 12, Sweden's .se 8.5 and Latvia's .lv 10 Euros," Heiki Sibul, member of the Management Board of the Foundation, said.
These prices are the fees charged from service providers for registering a domain. The fee charged from a registrant is determined by the service provider. VAT will be added to the fees.
.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.