Beehosting OÜ blacklisted by Consumer Protection Board
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.
The Consumer Protection Board has officially identified an infringement of the Consumer Protection Act by Beehosting OÜ and has issued a injunction requiring the company to bring an end to the infringement, which the company has not complied with. Beehosting OÜ entered into a contract with a consumer for the registration of a domain name, for which the consumer paid a fee. Beehosting OÜ failed to provide the service and the consumer wished to withdraw from the contract; however, the trader did not return the amount paid by the consumer. The Consumer Protection Board found that the consumer had the right to withdraw from the contract. Beehosting OÜ failed to comply with the injunction issued by the Consumer Protection Board, and was subsequently blacklisted by the Board. Further information is available here.
We would like to stress again that while third persons are not prohibited from selling .ee domains, the Foundation is only able to supervise and monitor the activities of our official contractual partners.
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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.