Estonian Internet Foundation accepted as full member of CENTR
At the General Assembly in Salzburg the CENTR (Council of European National Top Level Domain Registries) accepted the Estonian Internet Foundation as a full member.“As of today, the Internet has been the largest cooperation project of mankind. Full membership status in the CENTR provides Estonia with an opportunity to participate in the development of the Internet on the international level,” said Marek-Andres Kauts, Chairman of the Board of the Estonian Internet Foundation.
Participants in the General Assembly of the CENTR included leaders of organisations engaged in the national Internet and domain business as well as representatives of the European Commission and the ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). Items on the agenda concerned removal from the register of domains violating law and issues relating to Internet security, incl. DNSSEC.
The CENTR provides a platform for national domain organisations of European countries to discuss issues relating to Internet policy and formulate common positions for the European Commission as well as to exchange the best practices in the field of service development and security.
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.