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Administrative contact's Estonian ID requirement to be abolished as of December 1st

As of December 1st 2015 new Domain Regulation will enter into force. Amendments include abolishment of the Estonian ID requirement to the administrative contact, extra authentication options such as PayPal Verified, and the Estonian e-resident's digital signature will be considered equivalent to Estonian digital signature.

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, +3727271020.

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