.ee Domain Regulation changes that are entering into force on 25 May 2018 due to the GDPR
.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.
We note that if the domain registrant is a legal entity, then the data relating to it (name and e-mail address) will be publicly disclosed in the WHOIS after the GDPR has entered into force. Since a legal person does not have a private life, it is not necessary to protect its integrity.
According to the GDPR, EIF is the controller and the registrars (domain registration service providers) are the processors of the personal data of the registrants. In addition, Domain Regulation amendments in question, specify the responsibilities of the registrar regarding the processing of the registrant's personal data (e.g. what information should be provided to the registrant, what should be specified in the service contract, the registrar's obligation to forward breach notices to the EIF, etc.). We also want to specify the scope of the registrar's responsibility if it uses third parties to resell the domain or wishes to transfer a registrant’s personal data to a foreign country located outside the European Economic Area.
Domain Regulation and Registrar Contract full texts that are entering into force on 25 May 2018 can be found accordingly HERE and HERE in the files menue.
Registered domains reflect changes and trends in our society and as our national domain (.ee) is overwhelmingly most popular in Estonia, we think it could be kind of digital source to look at; especially in connection with this pandemic year of 2020.
.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling +372 727 1000.
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.