In figures: the top-level domain (.ee) in 2020
Here’s a brief look back at the .ee registry in 2020 – how many domain names were ordered, how many were abandoned, and the dynamics of the registry over the past decade. By the way, do you know what the longest .ee domain registered in 2020 was?
A total of 24,780 new .ee domains were registered in Estonia in 2020, bringing the number of domains in the register to over 137,000. A full 86.25% of the domains were extended (95,327) and 15,444 domains were deleted from the register. The most intensive period for new .ee domain registration took place in April 2020, at the height of the first wave of the pandemic. As usual, the summer months proved to be the least active. Compared to 2019, 11.5% more new domains were registered in 2020.
The longest .ee domain of the year was olga-pyss-sai-vanemaks-sellega-ka-targemaks-palju-6nne-kallis.ee, but of course it falls well short of the technical record, which is an .ee internet address consisting of 63 e-letters registered in 2016.
above shows the growth of the .ee domain over the last decade.
Leaving aside the two clearly exceptional years (the record results
for 2015 and 2016 were based on the so-called China boom, see here
for additional details),
growth has been fairly steady over the period.
It was 2018 when we first met with the Czech registry to discuss the option of adding eIDAS to our public-facing web interfaces with the goal of strengthening the identification of our registrants and contacts. We are both very active in developing our businesses, so the question came up on how to find resources to make this happen. Luckily the EU also believes it to be beneficial to promote eIDAS usage and made support measures available via its Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) tool. The Czechs took the lead role and off we went!
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We develop and manage Estonian top level domain .ee, its registry and DNS system. Most of the software we use is developed in house.
January is a good time to look back at the past year and also shed light on future plans for 2021. Let me begin by saying that, despite the pandemic, last year was very successful for us and there is no denying that I am expecting even more from the New Year.