Changes in the Supervisory Board of the Estonian Internet Foundation
Yesterday, on 25 June, Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications Juhan Parts appointed new members of the Supervisory Board of the Estonian Internet Foundation: Marika Priske, Tiit Vapper and Lauri Almann.The Minister also recalled Maria Värton who chaired the Supervisory Board.
Marika Priske is Secretary-General of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications. Tiit Vapper is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Reaalsüsteemid AS, a company that develops information systems. Lauri Almann is Chairman of the Management Board of United Armaments International OÜ, an armaments export company, and also a lawyer at the Varul Law Firm.
The following persons continue as members of the Supervisory Board of the Estonian Internet Foundation: Erkki Koort, Deputy Secretary-General for Internal Security of the Ministry of the Interior, Vaho Klaamann, Member of the Supervisory Board of Santa Monica Networks AS, and Mati Leet, IT Consultant of the Reform Party.
From time to time, we receive feedback from domain owners that, to their dismay, one or another .ee domain is either about to be deleted or has already been deleted and put up for auction. At the same time, there is a clear procedure in place to prevent such cases on the sides of the registrar, the registry, and the registrant. That is what we are discussing.
During 13–16 September the annual European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC) will take place in Vienna, aiming to connect young IT talents with companies and organisations in the field. Once again, the Estonian national team, which was put together through preliminary rounds and a training camp, will take part in the competition. The main sponsor of the qualification event and the ESCS team is the Estonian Internet Foundation, and the project is run by the TalTech Centre for Digital Forensics and Cyber Security.
We are delighted to share a news story that is round and fortified with several zeros; namely, there are already more than 150,000 top-level Estonian domains in the world or Internet addresses ending in .ee.