.ee domains with diacritics introduced one year ago today
Precisely one year ago today the Estonian Internet Foundation introduced domains with names containing diacritical marks (letters ä, ö, ü, õ, and ), thus ensuring that the whole Estonian alphabet is now available for .ee domain names. Over this period of 12 months, a total of 1223 domain names with diacritics have been registered.In the first 15 minutes on 13 June 2011 a total of 411 applications for domain names with diacritical marks were received. By the end of that day, the number of applications was 467. By the end of June, 769 such domains were registered. With the exception of the first registration month, the average number of domains with diacritics registered per month has been 38. As of today, a total of 1,223 domain names with diacritical marks have been registered.
Over this period of 12 months a total of about 12,870 .ee domain names have been registered, with the average monthly number of registrations at 1,072.
The practice of registering conventional .ee domain names and those containing diacritical marks demonstrates that the demand for domains with diacritics has remained as stable as the overall number of .ee domain name registrations per month.
The register currently contains a total of 66,021 .ee domains.
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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.