European Domains: Estonia (.ee)
Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the Estonian domain type, ie. “ee”. Therefore to search “www.bb-online.ee” enter “bb-online” and nothing else.
The only letters allowed within a domain name are: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Spaces are NOT ALLOWED.
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Once the domain is registered
All Estonian domain names registered with us are stored on our international server. Domains registered with us are automatically provided with their own under-construction page - this notifies potential registrants that the name has been acquired and is now registered. The under-construction page is offered free of charge and may be used indefinitely.
It is possible for Web and/or Mail forwarding to be provided for Estonian domains.
Domain transfer/release fees are charged are by a majority of registrars, but BB Online make no charge to transfer a domain to another Estonian domain name registrar.
Extremely popular in Estonia
.ee is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) of Estonia and it is operated by EENet.
The ccTLD for Estonia, an abbreviation for Internet Country Code Top-Level Domain, is .ee. It is managed by EENet who are a governmental non-profit organisation, established in August 1993 and administered by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research. Their role is the manage and develop the computer network of education, science and culture. They also take responsibility of providing a permanent Internet connection, whilst allowing web hosting, e-mail, ftp, DNS and consultations during security problems.
A domain name in Estonia can be registered directly beneath .ee, .com.ee (Company) and .org.ee (Organisation). Only institutions within Estonia can be registered under these domain names. This means it is not for International use as it is not sufficient to simple have a local presence within Estonia. Each organisation can only qualify for one domain name, no more.
The maximum length allowed for a .ee domain name is 63 characters but this is not recommended for practical reasons. Only one domain name is allowed per legal entity. Trademark domain names cannot be reserved for a company. In Estonia, Domain names cannot be seen to have domain name status. If your registration is valid, it is free of charge.
If you wish to change the ownership of a domain name, transfer is possible. This can be done through asking the current holder to send EENet an official letter. It must be signed by a member of the board of the institution. This confirms the renouncement of the domain name. Once done, a new registrant can send an application according to the Regulations on Registrations of Domain names under .ee.
The hostmaster of a domain name can pay yearly so they can keep ownership. The Domain names are registered for an unknown amount of time, it all depends on whether it is paid for. Before a Domain name is expired, the owner will be informed from 14 days previous and is given this time to reply. Registration can be cancelled if it is impossible to get hold of the administrative contact person.
Some domain names may be classified by the registry as a premium domain name and will command a higher price. If you request a premium domain name we will contact you before completing your order.
In addition, the registry may at any time reserve domain names from registration or the sale may be restricted to comply with ICANN requirements.
There is a limit of one domain name per legal entity, and registrations of additional names to protect trademarks are specifically denied because "The domain name has no trademark status. As domains under .ee are meant to be institution's identification on the Internet (like the register code in the commercial register), registration of additional domain in the defense of a trademark or a name form is not possible." Valid registrations are free of charge.
- Population is estimated to be 1,324,333 people
- Gross Domestic Product is $23.93 billion US Dollars
- Languages recognised in Estonia are Estonian
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