Administrative contact's Estonian ID requirement to be abolished as of December 1st
Renewed Domain Regulation contains a number of important changes, which make the .ee domain name more accessible and creates additional opportunities and options to registrants and registrars.
The most important changes:
Administrative contact's Estonian ID requirement will be abolished - administrative contact may be a natural person, regardless of nationality or residency;
Further identification ways will be allowed, such as other European national IDs and PayPal Verified, as well, when identifying via bank transfer (and PayPal) invoice number in the explanation row will be allowed. Acceptable IDs list will be updated, at the moment we accept Belgian, Finnish and Lithuanian IDs;
Estonian e-resident signature will be considered equivalent to the Estonian digital signature.
Please find the complete list of changes HERE.
Should you have any questions regarding the Domain Regulation please contact our lawyer Helen Aaremäe firstname.lastname@example.org, +3727271020.
.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.