The number of registered .ee domains passed 70,000
According to the number of registered domains, there are 54.4 .ee domain names per 1,000 persons in Estonia, while the number in Latvia and Lithuania is 51.7 and 52.5, respectively. The Finnish national domain .fi has been registered slightly more than the Estonian equivalent at 59.7 and the Swedish domain .se stands at 135.6 times per 1,000 persons.
Since March 2013, it has been possible to register a .ee domain for a period of up to three years. In these four months, about 490 of the 70,000 domains have been registered for two years and about 660 for three years. These are mostly renewals.
According to figures from 2013, an average of 1,130 .ee domain names are registered every month, which is 13 percent more than within the same period at 2012.
.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.