Today begins the last stage of the domain register reorganisation. Old domains will become inactive but they can be re-activated via re-registration.
We would like to stress that the materials on the web pages and e-mail accounts will not disappear as they are stored on the servers of the service providers. Domain removal from the zone suspends references to the relevant domain name servers, which means that the web pages are no longer accessible via the domain.
If during the next two months (until 06.04.2011) we still receive no re-registration application, the corresponding domain name will become vacant and anyone will be able to register and use it on a first-come, first-served basis.
As the domain register re-organisation period enters its final stretch, the four-part campaign conducted by the Estonian Internet Foundation to warn registrants about re-registration nears its end. Maarja Kirtsi, the Estonian Internet Foundation’s Adviser that has been in charge of the notification project, sums up the results: “The notification activities have been thorough and can be divided into four parts. Firstly, those registrants were notified whose contact information was derived from the databases of the registrars. Then we sent out over 250,000 e-mails to the addresses from the old domain register submitted to the Estonian Internet Foundation. Thirdly, as the register contained many registrants without e-mail addresses, we notified them by conventional mail. Lastly, we are currently engaged in the “Take care of your online home” media campaign conducted with the assistance of the European Regional Development Fund. I believe that the message has reached the target group.”
If your domain has been rendered inactive and you wish to re-register it, start by checking the domain here www.internet.ee. You can then choose a registrar and submit your application to us via that registrar to have the domain re-registered. If you have questions then please take a look at the information pages on www.internet.ee or get in touch with an accredited registrar, the list of which is also available on our website.
The Estonian Internet Foundation is the organisation founded by the Government of the Republic of Estonia and the Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications with the purpose of management of Estonian top-level domain names (.ee). Domain rules and fees applicable to .ee, pri.ee, com.ee, fie.ee and med.ee are approved subject to consensus by the 6-member Council of the Estonian Internet Foundation. Half of the council members are appointed by the Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications and half – by the government.
.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.