Estonian domain names to incorporate diacritics (IDN)
Starting from June 13, 2011 the Estonian Internet Foundation will bring letters with diacritical marks õ, ä, ö, ü, and to national domains ending with the suffix .ee, which means that the .ee domain will be covered with the full range of the Estonian alphabet. The Estonian Internet Foundation in cooperation with the Association of the Estonian Patent Attorneys has introduced a period for reservation of .ee domain names containing letters with diacritical marks before commencement of general registration of such domain names.
The reservation period has been divided in two parts: 16.05.2011–05.06.2011 – during the first stage of the period applications for reservation can be submitted to the Estonian Internet Foundation. 06.06.2011–12.06.2011 – during the second stage of the period the elected patent agents will check the received applications and decide on acceptance or rejection. The domain name entered in the list of reserved domain names as a result of checking procedure can be registered by the applicant until 31.12.2011.
Starting from June 13, 2011 the registration of .ee domain names containing letters with diacritical marks is opened to all interested persons on a first-come, first-served basis. For additional information see www.eestiinternet.ee/teavitus
Registration of domain names containing letters with diacritical marks is free. Domain names containing letters with diacritical marks are registered for the usual domain registration fee that is set for end consumers by the Registrar.
The Estonian Internet Foundation is the organisation founded by the Government of the Republic of Estonia and the Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications with the purpose of management of Estonian top-level domain names (.ee). Domain rules and fees applicable to .ee, pri.ee, com.ee, fie.ee and med.ee shall be approved with a decision reached by the consensus by the board of the Estonian Internet Foundation consisting of 6 members, of which half shall be appointed by ITL and half by the state.
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.