State's Internet domains receive a security extension
News from the Information System Authority: Besides the state portal eesti.ee (ref. Estonia), which was signed with a security extension in January, the domains valimised.ee (ref. elections), valitsus.ee (ref. government), riigikantselei.ee (ref. government office) and ria.ee (ref. Estonian Information System Authority) are now also protected by DNSSEC.
NSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions) protects Internet users and domain owners by giving a guarantee that the user has not been unwittingly redirected to another page from the page they were trying to reach. While the webpages of Estonia's state authorities have not experienced large-scale DNS problems to date, implementing DNSSEC will help to avoid them further in the future.
A video has been made to explain DNSSEC technology and its importance to domain owners. Owners of webshops and other webpages that handle sensitive data and/or money, in particular, should consider implementing DNSSEC.
Implementation of the DNSSEC security extension is coordinated by the Estonian Internet Foundation, which has created the necessary regulations and infrastructure. The DNSSEC security extension service is intermediated to domain registrants by the registrars, i.e. domain registration service providers. You can find further information on how to implement the DNSSEC service for your own domain on the Foundation's home page at www.internet.ee/dnssec.
.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.