The number of new domains exceeds 3,000
“The results show that the Estonian sign on the Internet, the .ee domain, is gaining popularity," said Marek-Andres Kauts, the Chairman of the Board of the Estonian Internet Foundation. “It seems that even the extreme heat outside does not keep people from submitting applications for registration of the desired .ee domain.”
For comparison, pursuant to the old procedure 10,000 domains were registered per year. This means that according to the new open domain procedure a third of the former annual registration rate has been achieved in a week and a half.
Siim Karutoom, the registrant of the veebikino.ee domain, said that he is most pleased with the transition to the new domain procedure and was able to register the desired domain as an individual. “I want to create a film portal. I am an undertaking, but my company already has one domain and according to the former procedure I could not get another domain for the film portal.” Karutoom added that he considers the domain fee reasonable, because a very low fee similar to that charged for .com and .net domains would be too fruitful soil for speculative registration of .ee domains.
By today, 227 domains registered pursuant to the former procedure have been re-registered.
The .ee domain remains popular in Estonia, despite various platforms that could have set certain growth restrictions on the total number of domains. One of the key drivers behind this growth are the physical constraints associated with the pandemic and the resulting migration of companies to digital channels.
to ensure the quality of the environments we develop and check that the systems work and function according to the given scope.
The purpose of the name contest, organised by the Language Inspectorate, is to draw the attention of entrepreneurs and the public to the increasing spread of foreign languages in the public sphere. In addition to the names of a company, an institution, a non-governmental organisation and a student company, there is also a search for a national domain that sounds beautiful, and that is simple and distinctive, clear and meaningful.