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.
The .ee domain remains popular in Estonia, despite various platforms that could have set certain growth restrictions on the total number of domains. One of the key drivers behind this growth are the physical constraints associated with the pandemic and the resulting migration of companies to digital channels.
to ensure the quality of the environments we develop and check that the systems work and function according to the given scope.
The purpose of the name contest, organised by the Language Inspectorate, is to draw the attention of entrepreneurs and the public to the increasing spread of foreign languages in the public sphere. In addition to the names of a company, an institution, a non-governmental organisation and a student company, there is also a search for a national domain that sounds beautiful, and that is simple and distinctive, clear and meaningful.