Over 40,000 domains registered in new procedure
“There are speculations as to how many people have switched over to eu. domains but our calculations indicate that this number is insignificant, less than 900 names,” Kauts added.
The domains that are no longer used include many valuable domains, with considerable interest expressed in their registration and usage anew. On the 5th of January, 2011, the deletion proceeding will begin for the domains that have not been re-registered and they will eventually become vacant. As a result of the deletion proceeding, the e-mail addresses and web pages associated with the domain will stop working. At the end of the deletion proceeding the domain will be erased from the register and anyone wishing to register it will be able to do so. “The deletion proceeding is customer-friendly and during the first 30 days of expiry the domains will be marked as being deleted in the public domain register, but they will remain usable. In February the domains will become inactive and their websites and e-mail addresses will cease to function. In early April the domains that have not been re-registered will become available to the general public for new registration on a first-come, first-served basis,” Kauts explained.
We advise all to make haste with domain re-registration as the six-month re-registration period ends tomorrow.
The Estonian Internet Foundation is the organisation that represents the Estonian Internet Community and manages domain names with the Estonian country code. The Estonian Internet Foundation performs the following tasks: management of Estonian top-level domain names and organisation of their registration, representation of the Estonian Internet Community in the cross-border Internet community, including the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), introduction of rules and fees applicable to domain names with the Estonian country code, keeping domain name information systems and registers and ensuring their availability, reliability and security.
.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.