The Estonian Internet Foundation to Publish .ee Zone File on 5 July
We will increase the openness of .ee namespace and publish a .ee zone file, which is essentially a text file of information on domain names and the services relating to the names. The data contained in the zone file has so far only been accessible by single queries through the domain search database WHOIS; after the opening of the file, it will be available as a collection from 5 July.
The Estonian Internet Foundation will open the .ee zone file through a separate name server, leaving the access to the name servers serving the .ee zone, and security restrictions unchanged. There is no confidential information in the zone file, and it is also no longer possible to find personal data relating to the domains in the zone file from the public domain search database WHOIS. Besides that, the zone file need not be an exhaustive list of .ee domains. If the domain has been registered without name server records, or such records have been removed from the existing domain, it is not included in the zone file. Due to this, it is still possible to register domains in the form of new brands or campaigns that are yet to be revealed. If you have any questions about the adding of name servers, please turn to your registrar or service provider. .ee domains in suspension or deletion proceedings are also not included in the file. The zone file, including subdomains pri.ee, com.ee, fie.ee and med.ee, can be downloaded from 5 July 2019 through the AXFR protocol.
The zone file is essentially a text file containing information about the domain name and related services, including name servers. In order for the domain-related services to be found on the Internet and to be used, information about them must be in the zone file. The file, including
subdomains pri.ee, com.ee, fie.ee and med.ee, is downloadable via the AXFR protocol on the address zone.internet.ee. For example dig @zone.internet.ee ee. axfr > zone.ee
ICANN accredited registrar Lexsynergy added .ee to its portfolio of domains. Lexsynergy offers online brand protection services within the domain space, as well as DNSSEC full service to customers. See more www.lexsynergy.com.
March 2019, all expiring .ee domains will go to the domain auction in the .ee