Estonian Internet Foundation’s re-delegation application approved
The ICANN Board of Directors (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) approved the Estonian Internet Foundation’s re-delegation application to become the sponsoring organisation of the .ee domain name. The Estonian Internet Foundation has been fulfilling the duties of administration of the .ee top domain since 2010.
"The status of a sponsoring organisation will give the Foundation, and through that also the Estonian Internet community, the opportunity to have their say in issues related to domains and to the Internet in general. The newly acquired status lets us become a member of the Country Code Names Supporting Organisation acting under ICANN," says Heiki Sibul, member of the management board of the Estonian Internet Foundation.
The re-delegation process took almost two years. "I would like to thank the founders of the Foundation - the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and the Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications as well as the former .ee representatives Endel and Jaak Lippmaa, all the members of the supervisory board and those who supported us," Sibul added.
.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 email@example.com or by calling +372 727 1000.
.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.
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.