Sunrise period for .EE domain names containing letters with diacritical marks begins today
“The international experience has proved the need for such a sunrise period. There was no sunrise period before introduction of .EU domain names containing letters with diacritical marks in the European Union member-states and this omission attracted speculative purchasers of valuable domain names. The purpose of the sunrise period for the particular .EE domains is to offer companies and physical persons an opportunity to protect those .EE domain names containing letters with diacritical marks that resemble their trademarks, business or product names, by reserving the domain names pursuant to a prior right,” said Marek-Andres Kauts, Chairman of the Management Board of the Estonian Internet Foundation. The sunrise period is a voluntary event.
During the reservation period you can submit applications for reservation of the relevant domain names of the following varieties:
- a business name (including a self-employed person’s business name) entered in the Estonian Commercial Register or a name entered in the register of non-profit associations and foundations;
- a trademark registered in Estonia;
- the surname of the physical person as of the application submission date;
- the first name(s) and surname of the physical person as of the application submission date.
Go here for further information: lubatud.internet.ee
The reservation period is divided into two stages. 16.05.2011–05.06.2011: during this first stage the Estonian Internet Foundation will receive reservation applications. 06.06.2011–12.06.2011: during this second stage the Association of the Estonian Patent Attorneys will review the reservation application and decide on their acceptance or rejection. The applicants will then be able to register until 31.12.2011 the domain names entered in the list of reserved domains names as a result of their passing the verification procedure.
The actual registration of .EE domain names containing letters with diacritical marks will opened to all interested persons on a first-come, first-served basis from 13 June 2011. Further information: lubatud.internet.ee
Registration of domain names containing letters with diacritical marks is voluntary. Domain names containing letters with diacritical marks are registered for the same fee as conventional domain names. The fee is set for end consumers by the registrar.
.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.