The number of newly registered .ee domain names has rocketed during the pandemic
strongly manifested in statistics on the registration of national domain names (.ee).
number of .ee domain names increased by as much as 34% compared to the previous year. After
the major upsurge in April, the positive trend has continued with a monthly average growth of
According to the Council of European Top-Level Domain Registries (CENTR), the association of
European country code top-level domain name registries, the average for all Member States was
+17% in April and +22% in May and June.
By today, the number of registered .ee domains has exceeded 135,000. Current statistics on
national domain names is directly available from here - click and have a look!
If the sixth Internet Day, which was to take place in March last year, was not held due to the pandemic, then this year, the event will take place via a secure live broadcast. However, despite the changed circumstances, the idea of Internet Day still remains the same - to bring together those interested in the Estonian Internet community to contribute to the development of our Internet by discussing topical issues. The motto of this year's Internet Day is "Tomorrow's weather on the Internet."
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!
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?