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Total number of .ee domain grew by 4.7% in 2022

Here's a brief look back at the .ee registry in 2022 - how many domains were registered, how many abandoned, and what are the dynamics of the registry's growth in recent years?
Total number of .ee domain grew by 4.7% in 2022
In 2022, the number of new .ee domains registered was 24,670, and as of 1 January, there are 154,983 .ee domains in the registry.

Last year was the first post-COVID restrictions year, but also, unfortunately, the year that Russia launched its war against Ukraine. Both events left their mark on the .ee registry, with new domain registrations down by 10% in 2022 compared to 2021.

However, notwithstanding the decrease in registrations, the 4.7% overall growth of the registry was boosted by significantly more domain renewals than before – while 101,783 domains were renewed in 2021, 110,354 were renewed last year, an increase of 8.4% compared to 2021. During the year, 17,622 domains were deleted from the registry.

Private individuals own 22.8% of all .ee domains, of which 77.6% are held by men and 22.4% by women. The share of DNSSEC-protected domains is also slowly increasing – today they account for 20.2% of all .ee domains.

The longest literal .ee domain of the year turned out to be the 36 character domain name õükõweiüaqqöövkkkaeüaüaqäaawwköveuviuwuõwwvwäiäžuö.ee, but of course this falls short of the technical record, which is a 63 character .ee domain registered in 2016.

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