|Why register .ee?|
|Estonia is located on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea in Northern Europe. It borders Finland, the Baltic Sea across from Sweden, and Latvia. This historic country is known for its medieval architecture, fairy-tale forests, ice highways, and their folk singing. But interestingly, Estonia was the first country to vote online and the origin of 'world clean-up day"--and it's home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites.
If you conduct business from within Estonia, it is time to register a .ee domain extension. Registering a dot 'EE' country code extension (top level domain name) will increase credibility for your business across the globe. Why? Country-code domains are meant specifically for businesses that do business within a particular country--in this case, Estonia. The .com domain (and other generic TLDs) are not targeted and that online space is saturated--and you likely already have the .com for your business.
Extend your brand presence with a more relevant, shorter domain--a ccTLD that differentiates you from competitors. Identify yourself as an official Estonian business owner and give your clients and constituents more confidence as they interact with you online. Country code domains also help you rank higher in local search results.
Domain name can be different than company name, Company must be registered in Estonia
Registration of Domain Names under .ee Top Level Domain
Official Regulations on Registration of Domain Names under .ee
Only the original Estonian version of the Regulations on the Registration of Domain Names under .ee is legally binding. The information below is provided for the convenience of our non-Estonian-speaking customers.
Domain registration under .ee is open only for the institutions registered in Estonia.
Only one domain name can be registered per institution.
Registration is free of charge.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the technical requirements for the .ee subdomains?
Before submitting the application all nameservers for the domain name have to be configured. Further requirements are available in Estonian.
Should a company be registered in Estonia in order to register a domain name under .com.ee?
Yes, it should. The requirement of being registered in Estonia applies in both cases: directly under .ee and under .com.ee.
Can an institution register an additional domain name in order to protect a trademark?
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.
How can a domain name under .ee be transferred from one holder to another?
Transferring a domain name from one holder to another consists of following steps:
1. The former holder releases the domain by sending to the Registry an official letter signed by a member of the board of the institution to confirm the renouncement of the domain.
2. The new applicant submits the electronic application form according all official Regulations.
What is the renewal time of domains under .ee?
The registration of domain names under .ee is indefinite except in the following cases:
1) The holder of the domain has ceased to exist. Any domain whose legal holder no longer exists will be shut down.
2) If the applicant has presented false data the hostmaster may annul the registration of the domain. The holder of the domain will be informed and given 14 days to comment on the case before the registration is annulled.
3) The registration can be cancelled or annulled if it has been impossible to get in touch with the administrative contact person of the domain holder for several months. The holder of the domain is responsible for the renewal of the contact data in the database managed by the Registry.
4) The registration can be annulled proceeding from the court's judgement.
There is no place in the application form to submit data of the billing contact person.
Only administrative and technical contact person should be appointed for a second level subdomain under .ee.
In what format should the e-mail messages to .ee Hostmaster be sent?
All e-mails addressed to [email protected] should be sent in plain-text ASCII, ISO 8859-1 or ISO 8859-15 formats.
Who can be contacted in order to contest the decisions of the .ee Hostmaster?
The e-mail address of .ee Administrators is [email protected]
For additional information about registration under .ee please contact the following address: [email protected]
Approved by the Estonian Internet Foundation
Council decision of 29 June 2010
1 GENERAL PROVISIONS
1.1 Top-Level Domains are administered by, the Domain Name Registry is maintained by, and
the registration of Domain Names is organised by the Estonian Internet Foundation
(hereinafter EIF), based on legislation, the resolutions of courts, arbitration tribunal and
the Domain Disputes Committee, its articles of association, this domain regulation
(hereinafter: Domain Regulation) and according to instructions and standards generally
recognised within the Internet community.
1.2 The Domain Regulation replaces in full the requirements prescribed in the document Subdomain
Registration Regulation applicable in the registration of Top-Level Domain .ee
sub-domains in Estonia.
1.3 Domain Regulation is applied to all domain names, including domain names registered on
the basis of the regulations noted in clause 1.2.
1.4 Domain Regulation regulates as standard terms the legal relationships between EIF,
Registrars and Registrants, including the exercising of rights and the performance of
1.5 Domain Regulation is superior in regards to any conditions established by the Registrar
towards the Registrant.
1.6 The list of Registrars is published on the EIF website.
Definitions have the following meanings in the Domain Regulation:
2.1 “Top-Level Domain” means the top-level domain (TLD) .ee recognised by the Republic of
Estonia or other Estonia related TLDs.
2.2 “Sub-domain” means a marking to the left of the TLD, separated by a period.
2.3 “ASCII” refers to the standard American Standard Code for Information Interchange.
2.4 “Authorisation Code” refers to the password used to identify the relationship between
the registered Domain Name and the Registrant.
2.5 “Suspension” means that the relationship between the Domain Name and the assigned
Name Servers has been interrupted.
2.6 “Domain Name” (domain) is a mark of identification, and is comprised of:
2.6.1 The TLD and the second level Sub-Domain located to the left and separated by a period
(for example, in the form nimi.ee) or
2.6.2 The TLD and the General Domain to the left, separated by a period
and a third level Sub-Domain (for example, in the form nimi.edu.ee).
2.7 “Availability” – provision of Name Servers’ answers to electronic inquiries by the Name
Servers assigned to the Domain Name;
2.8 “IP Address” refers to the number combination which simultaneously identifies the
computer (or other Internet Protocol using network device) in a commonly used data
2.9 “Name Server” refers to the computer that saves and forwards notices related to the
Domain Names and their corresponding IP addresses in the commonly used data
2.10 “Registrant” is the person in whose name the Domain Name is registered or who applies
for the registration of a Domain Name.
2.11 “General Domain” means the second-level Sub-Domain to the left of the Top-Level
Domain, under which the registration of the Sub-Domain by the Registrant must meet the
terms and conditions of the General Domain (for example, in the form: pri.ee or edu.ee).
2.12 “Registrar” is the person or agency who, pursuant to the Registry Agreement, provides
Registrants with Registration Services.
2.13 “Registration Services” encompass the following services provided to the Registrant on
the basis of the Registrant’s application:
2.13.1 Registration of the Domain Name;
2.13.2 Deletion of the registration;
2.13.3 Renewal of the registration;
2.13.4 Transferring of the Domain Name;
2.13.5 updating of contact information;
2.13.6 Administration of the name server’s entries;
2.13.7 Replacement of Registrar.
2.14 “Administrative Contact” is a person with an Estonian personal identification code who is
either a citizen of the Republic of Estonia or a citizen of the European Union, member
state of the European Economic Area or Swiss confederation, whose place of residence is
registered as Estonia, the right of which to represent the Registrant is based on legislation
valid in Estonia or the written authorisation of the Registrant. The Administrative Contact
does not have the right to delegate the authorisation. The Administrative Contact has the
right to sign and submit Domain Name related applications on behalf of the Registrant
and to receive and forward any notices related to the Domain Name(s). The
Administrative Contact is responsible for the correctness and genuineness of the data and
documents submitted about him/her and the Registrant.
2.15 “Technical Contact” is a natural person who, in the name of the Registrant, adds, changes
or removes entries in name servers related to the Domain Name. The Registrar may also
be the Technical Contact.
2.16 “Registration” – registry entry in the Domain Name Registry maintained by EIF, pursuant
to which the corresponding Domain Name is registered in the name of the corresponding
2.17 “Registry Agreement” – Agreement between EIF and the Registrar for ensuring the
required provision of Registration Services.
2.18 “Domain Disputes Committee” – the structural unit of the EIF that resolves domain
disputes on the basis of the respective regulation.
2.19 "EE Direkt” – EIF’s structural unit, which ensures the availability of all Registration
Services to the Registrant in the event that their Registrar Registry Agreement is invalid.
2.20 “WHOIS – database” refers to a service, via the intermediation of which information
regarding Domain Names and Registrants is transmitted in the public data
3 REGISTRATION OF DOMAIN NAMES
3.1 Terms and Conditions for Application
3.1.1 The registration of a Domain Name may be applied for by all persons via the
intermediation of a Registrar, whose identity is controlled and who has submitted the
required information and documents. The number of Domain Names per Registrant is
3.1.2 Domain Names are registered by EIF via the intermediation of the Registrar for Domain
Name registration applications, in the order they are received by EIF.
3.2 Requirements for the registration of a Domain Name
3.2.1 The Domain Name may only contain numbers (0-9), dashes and letters.
Domain Names with capital and lowercase letters are not differentiated between.
A Sub-domain may not begin or end with a dash; also, it may not contain a dash
simultaneously as the third or fourth symbol.
The minimum length of a Sub-domain is two symbols and the maximum length is sixtythree
3.2.2 Marks of identification, the symbols of which do not correspond to ASCII, are not
registered as a Domain Name
3.2.3 A Domain Name is not registered if it is identical to a Domain Name with a valid
3.2.4 Certain domains are blocked and these cannot be registered as a Domain Name. The list
of blocked domains is published on the EIF website.
3.2.5 Certain domains are reserved and these can only be registered as Domain Names under
special conditions. The list of reserved domains and the special conditions for their
registration are published on the EIF website.
3.3 General Domains
3.3.1 In order to register a Sub-domain under a General Domain, the Registrant of the Subdomain
must meet the terms and conditions for the General Domain.
3.3.2 The list of General Domains and terms and conditions for General Domains are
published on the EIF website.
3.4 EIF activity in the registration of domain names
3.4.1 Via the intermediation of the WHOIS service, EIF publishes the Registrant’s name, the
names and e-mail addresses of the Administrative and Technical contacts, Name Server
names, the Registrar's name, date of registration, Registration status and the Domain
Name suspension and deletion date.
3.4.2 Upon the registration of the Domain Name, EIF fixes the required technical information
in the Top-Level Domain Name Servers to ensure the availability of the Domain Name
The Domain Name is not registered if the Name Servers do not allow or disrupt the
work of the Top-Level Domain’s Name Servers.
3.4.3 In so far as EIF performs operations of either an informative or technical nature during
Domain Name registration, EIF does not control in any instance whether the registration
of the Domain Name or the Domain Name in any manner or intended use violates the
rights of third parties, including the rights arising from intellectual property. The
purpose behind performing the named registry operations is not the justification of the
actions or rights of the Registrant in his/her relationships with third persons.
4 LIABILITIES OF THE REGISTRANT
4.1 General requirements
4.1.1 The Registrant is required to disclose the following information in the Domain Name
a) the Domain Name being applied for,
b) the domain names and IP addresses of at least two Name Servers for the Domain
c) name of the Administrative contact, Estonian personal identification code, place of
residence, telephone number and e-mail address,
d) Technical contact's name, registry or personal identification code (or date of birth in
the case of the absence of the latter), address, telephone number and e-mail
e) in the case of a Registrant that is a legal person, their name, address of location,
registry code, telephone number and fax number (if present) and e-mail address;
f) in the case of a Registrant who is a natural person, the given and family name,
personal identification code (or date of birth in the case of the absence of the latter),
mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address.
4.1.2 The Registrant or the Registrant’s representative in Domain Regulation clauses 5.3.1
and 5.3.3 and in the application named in clause 5.3.5 – 5.3.6 (Administrative Contact)
must identify themselves for the purpose of allowing for the controlling of their identity
and determining the wish of the Registrant:
188.8.131.52 sign the application submitted to the Registrar either in his/her own hand in the
presence of the Registrar's representative or sign electronically using their Estonian
personal identification card or Mobile-ID or
184.108.40.206 In the manner prescribed in clause 220.127.116.11 of the application submitted to the Registrar
in the event of a failure to sign to pay the Registrar a Registration Fee with a separate
bank transfer for each applied for Registration Service from the bank account opened
in the name of the Registrant or the Registrant’s representative (Administrative
Contact) and to note in the payment order the reference number provided by the
Registrar for the application and the corresponding Domain Name. In the instance
described in this clause, the application is deemed to have been presented to the
Registrar on the day following the receipt of the Registration Service Fee in the
Registrar's bank account.
4.1.3 An application submitted to the Registrar, in the case of which the requirements
prescribed in clause 18.104.22.168 have been fulfilled, is legally equivalent to an application
that has been signed in the manner prescribed by clause 22.214.171.124.
4.1.4 The Registrant is liable for the correctness of the data in the submitted application and
must notify the Registrar of any changes to the named data within 7 working days, by
submitting to the Registrar the application listed in clause 5.3.3. The Registrar
immediately amends the Registrants data in the EIF database.
4.1.5 With the submission of the Domain Name registration application or the Domain Name
transfer application noted in clause 126.96.36.199, the Registrant undertakes in good faith
before EIF to fulfil the Domain Regulation and instructions published by EIF, and agrees
and confirms that:
188.8.131.52 The information in the application submitted by the Registrant is correct;
184.108.40.206 The Registrant has the desire and the Registrant also has the right to use the Domain
Name marked in the application;
220.127.116.11 The registration and use of the Domain Name does not, to the knowledge of the
Registrant, violate any valid legal acts or third party rights;
18.104.22.168 The Registrant shall take part in the proceedings of the Domain Disputes Committee
pursuant to the Domain Disputes Committee regulation and the Registrant undertakes
to adhere to the aforementioned regulations; the Registrant’s non-participation in the
proceedings shall not impede the Domain Disputes Committee from making a decision
with regard to a Domain Name;
22.214.171.124 EIF or a person authorised by them, including the Registrar, may process the
Registrant’s personal data in the manner and for the purposes prescribed in clauses
8.1-8.2 of the Domain Regulation;
126.96.36.199 The Registrant's declaration of intention regarding the application noted in sections
5.3.5 – 5.3.6 of the Domain Regulation shall be replaced by the decision having entered
into force of the court of the Domain Disputes Committee, court or arbitration tribunal.
4.1.6 The Registrant is obligated to ensure the existence of technical conditions for the
availability of the Domain Name and to provide, upon the demand of EIF, information
regarding the activities of its Technical Contact and the technical systems.
4.1.7 The Registrant is obligated to compensate EIF for expenditures which the latter has
incurred and/or the compensation of which is demanded from the latter (including in
the framework of civil, administrative or criminal proceedings) on account of the
registration and/or use of the Domain Name by the Registrant violates the rights of a
4.1.8 The Registrant is equally liable for a Domain Name registered in his/her own name and
for all of the actions or failures to act of third parties using the Domain Name Subdomain,
except in the instance where the liability for the actions or failure to act of a
third party are prohibited pursuant to valid legislation in the Republic of Estonia.
5 RIGHT OF REGISTRANT TO REGISTRATION SERVICES
5.1 Registration Services are provided by the Registrar to the Registrant on the basis of a
service contract concluded in writing or in a format that can be reproduced in writing. The
Domain Regulation is deemed to be an integral part of the service contract.
5.2 If the Registrar’s Registry Contract with EIF has expired, the Registrant selects a new
Registrar in the manner prescribed in clause 7.
5.3 The Registrar provides Registration Services with the following content
5.3.1 Registration of the domain name
188.8.131.52 The Registrar forwards the Registrant’s application for the registration of a Domain
Name to EIF.
184.108.40.206 The Registrar is not responsible for the registration of the Domain Name by EIF.
220.127.116.11 EIF sends a notice to the Registrar having submitted the application, regarding the
registration or non-registration of the Domain Name.
18.104.22.168 The registration of the Domain Name is valid for 12 calendar months (hereinafter:
registration period) beginning with the date of registration of the Domain Name by
5.3.2 Renewal of the registration
The Registrar extends the registration of the Domain Name in the name of the Registrant for the
following registration period on the condition that the Registrant has beforehand paid the
renewal fee agreed upon in the contract concluded with the Registrar. The renewal of a
registration is possible beginning nine (9) months after the beginning of the registration period
of the corresponding Domain Name.
5.3.3 Updating of contact information
The Registrar forwards the Registrant’s application to EIF in regards to the amendment of data
in clause 4.1.1 sub-items c) – f) of the Domain Regulation.
5.3.4 Administration of name server entries
22.214.171.124 The Registrar allows the Registrant's Technical Contact to add, amend and remove
entries in Domain Name related Name Servers or performs those operations at the
request of the Technical Contact.
126.96.36.199 EIF has the right to amend Name Server entries on its own or to remove them and/or
demand the same from the Registrant’s Technical Contact if the corresponding entries
cause or may cause disruptions in the operation of the domain name system or if it is
necessary in order to suspend the Domain Name.
5.3.5 Deletion of the registration
188.8.131.52 The Registrar forwards the Registrant’s application for the deletion of a Domain Name
Registration to EIF. The application in question shall be deemed invalid if it was
forwarded prior to the conclusion of the legal dispute proceeding concerning the
Domain Name in the Domain Disputes Committee, court or arbitration tribunal. A
Domain Name identical to a deleted Domain Name shall not be registered prior to the
passing of 60 days from the deletion of the Registration.
5.3.6 Transferring of the domain name
184.108.40.206 Upon the transfer of a Domain Name the Registrant transferring the Domain Name
shall be replaced by the (new) Registrant taking delivery.
220.127.116.11 Upon the transferring of the Domain Name, the Registrar forwards to EIF the signed
application of the Registrant taking delivery, in which the desire to register the
Domain Name in his/her name is evident, along with the data named in clause 4.1.1.
The application in question shall be deemed invalid if it was forwarded prior to the
conclusion of the legal dispute proceeding concerning the Domain Name in the
Domain Disputes Committee, court or arbitration tribunal.
18.104.22.168 The corresponding signed consent of the Registrant surrendering the Domain Name
for the benefit of the Registrant taking delivery, pursuant to the requirements
prescribed in clause 22.214.171.124, must be appended to the application. Consent may be
supplanted by a decision of the Domain Disputes Committee, court or arbitration
tribunal to deliver the Domain Name to the Registrant taking delivery.
126.96.36.199 The requirement for the signing of the application shall not be applied in regards to
the Registrant taking delivery in the event that the requirements related to the
application, prescribed in clause 188.8.131.52, have been fulfilled by him/her.
184.108.40.206 EIF shall send a notice on the re-registration or non-registration of the Domain Name
to the surrendering Registrant, the Registrant taking delivery and their Registrars,
within seven working days upon receipt of the application marked in clause 220.127.116.11.
5.3.7 Replacement of Registrar
18.104.22.168 The Registrant has the right to replace their Registrar, submitting a corresponding
application for a new Registrar.
22.214.171.124 The current Registrar must cooperate in good faith with the Registrant and the new
Registrar in the transfer of the possibility of the provision of the Registration Service
from one Registrar to the other.
126.96.36.199 Upon the request of the Registrant the present Registrar shall submit, to the
Registrant or the new Registrar designated by the Registrant, Domain Name(s)
Authorisation Code(s) within five (5) working days as of the receipt of the request.
188.8.131.52 If the current Registrar fails to submit Authorisation Code(s) within five (5) working
days, the Registrant has the right to apply for the Authorisation Code from EIF.
184.108.40.206 Only the new Registrar may demand a fee from the Registrant in relation to the
replacement of the Registrar.
5.4 The Registrant also has the right to demand from his/her Registrar the provision of all
Registration Services in the event that the Registrant does not wish to use the services
provided or intermediated by another Registrar (for example: web accommodation, email,
5.5 The Registrar discloses on its website the costs of the Registration Services to be provided
and the general terms and conditions of the service contract to be concluded with the
6 FAILURE TO REGISTER DOMAIN NAME, DELETION AND
6.1 EIF may refuse to register the Domain Name or delete the registration only with good
reason, including, first and foremost, if:
6.1.1 Pursuant to the Domain Regulation, EIF has not been sent a Domain Name registration
application or a transfer application or consent;
6.1.2 The controlling of the identity or the intention of the Registrant or the Registrant's
representative did not conform to Domain Regulation;
6.1.3 The Registrant or his/her Administrative Contact or Technical Contact has submitted a
request to EIF for the termination of the processing of her/her personal data;
6.1.4 General Domain’s terms and conditions have not been met;
6.1.5 The Domain Name is in contravention of public order or generally recognised moral
standards or if it may mislead the public;
6.1.6 The Registrant has violated the Domain Regulation and has not terminated the violation
within the term of at least 10 working days designated in the notice sent by EIF to the
Registrant's Administrative Contact;
6.1.7 The data submitted to EIF, including data on the Registrant or his/her Administrative
Contact and/or Technical Contact, submitted to EIF, are not authentic;
6.1.8 The Registrant’s Administrative Contact and/or Technical Contact fail to respond to
repeatedly sent inquiries by EIF or the Domain Name is not available for a period of at
least 30 days;
6.1.9 The registration period for the Domain Name has ended and the Registration renewal
application has not been received by EIF within 30 days as of the ending of the previous
6.1.10 According to the notice forwarded to EIF by a competent government agency, the
Domain Name or the Sub-domain to its left is being used for unlawful activities;
6.1.11 The Domain Name has been blocked or reserved;
6.1.12 On another basis prescribed in the Domain Regulation;
6.2 Upon the deletion of a Domain Name Registration pursuant to the bases prescribed in
clause 6.1, EIF shall not register an identical Domain Name with a corresponding Domain
Name for another party prior to the passing of 60 days from the date of deletion of the
6.3 In regards to the deleted Registered Domain Name, the registration application submitted
by the term prescribed in clause 6.2 is invalid.
6.4 EIF may suspend the Domain Name only with good reason, including, first and foremost,
in the event that:
6.4.1 A corresponding Domain Disputes Committee, court or arbitration tribunal decision has
entered into force regarding the Registrant;
6.4.2 According to the notice forwarded to EIF by a competent government agency, the
Domain Name or the Sub-domain to its left is being used for unlawful activities;
6.4.3 EIF has reasonable doubt regarding the correctness of the data marked in Domain
Regulation 4.1.1 sub-items c) - f).
6.5 EIF discontinues the suspension of the Domain Name due to the lapse of a good reason or
in the event that the Registrant has sufficiently explained the circumstance for the
suspension or removed the circumstance by the term specified in the notice sent to the
Registrant’s Administrative Contact. In the event that the Registrant fails to perform the
above mentioned obligations, EIF has the right to delete the Domain Name.
6.6 EIF immediately notifies the Registrant and the Registrar of the suspension of the
corresponding Domain Name, the ending of the suspension and the deletion.
7 CONSEQUENCES OF THE EXPIRY OF THE REGISTRY AGREEMENT
7.1 If the Registrar’s Registry Contract with EIF has expired, and EIF has notified the
Registrant’s Administrative Contact of this, the following terms and conditions shall be
applied to the Registrant;
7.1.1 EE Direkt is automatically deemed to be the Registrant's Registrar as of the date of the
expiry of the Registry Agreement and in regards to the Registrant and Domain Name the
General Terms and Conditions and Price List of the EE Direkt Registration Service are
7.1.2 For a period of (3) months as of the date named in clause 7.1.1. i.e., for a reasonable
period allowing for the selection of a new Registrar by the Registrant, EE Direkt shall
provide Registration Services free of charge to the Registrant.
8 PROCESSING AND PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA
8.1 EIF processes personal data revealed to EIF by the Registrant, including via the Registrar,
in their application, for the following purposes:
8.1.1 for the controlling of personal data (name, personal identification code, data of birth,
personal identification document data, etc.), the identity of the Registrant and the
Registrant’s Administrative and Technical Contact and the right of representation;
8.1.2 contact information (telephone number, address, e-mail address, etc.) for the
forwarding of information to the Registrant;
8.1.3 The Registrant’s name and the name and e-mail address of the Administrative and
Technical Contact, primarily for the operation of the domain registry.
8.1.4 On the part of EIF for the conclusion and performance of contracts, including Domain
Name registration or the provision or performance of another operation falling within
the competence of EIF, including the processing of personal data for the operation of
the domain registry and its publication over the Internet, including via responding to
WHOIS service inquiries, legislation or the following of a standard, instruction or
customary practice with a mandatory effect in regards to EIF, as well as for the
protection of its violated or disputed rights in court or extrajudicially.
8.2 EIF has the right, in the case of the above mentioned objectives, to prepare on different
bases lists from analysed personal data (for example, a list of Registrants, etc.) and to
compare the personal data submitted to it with data in other registries.
8.3 The Registrant has the right at any time to receive from EIF and the Registrar notices
regarding personal data, which EIF and the Registrar process and the right and obligation
to apply via their Registrar for the amending of this information if the personal data in
question is no longer correct.
8.4 The Registrant and his/her Administrative and Technical Contact have the right to
demand the halting of the processing of personal data by EIF.
8.5 All persons authorised by EIF to process personal data, their addresses and other contact
information, are published on the EIF website.
9 ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
9.1 The Registrar’s right to transfer rights and obligations
9.1.1 The Registrar has the right to transfer his/her rights and obligations to another Registrar
without the consent of the Registrant.
9.2 Establishment and amendment of the Domain Regulation
9.2.1 The Domain Regulation and the General Terms and Conditions and Price List of EE
Direkt’s Registration Service are established by EIF.
9.2.2 EIF may unilaterally amend the documents listed in clause 9.2.1, by notifying the
Registrars and publishing the amendments on the EIF website at least two (2) months
prior to the entry into force of the amendments.
9.2.3 The Registrar notifies the Registrant of changes in Domain Regulation no later than one
(1) month prior to their entry into force.
9.2.4 if the above mentioned amendments are not acceptable to the Registrant, the
Registrant has the right to delete the registration of the Domain Name or the right to
transfer the Domain Name by the term prescribed in clause 9.2.2.
9.2.5 If the Registrant does not use the right prescribed in clause 9.2.4, it shall be deemed
that he/she has consented to the amendments to the documents named in clause 9.2.1.
10 COMPENSATION FOR DAMAGE
10.1 If there is no intent involved on the part of EIF, then EIF’s liability regarding the damage
incurred by the Registrant is limited to the compensation of direct damage in the extent
of one (1) Domain Name registration fee according to EE Direkt’s Registration Service
10.2 In no instance shall EIF be responsible for loss of profit, reduced sales or any other
10.3 The claim for compensation of damages shall be valid in the event that notification has
been given within ninety (90) days as of the moment when the claimant became aware of
the circumstance serving as the basis for the claim or should have become aware.
11 SETTLING OF DISPUTES
11.1 Taking into consideration the consent granted by the Registrant with the Domain Name
registration application (Domain Regulation clause 220.127.116.11.), all Domain Name registration
and use related disputes between the Registrant(s) and third parties shall be resolved in
the Domain Disputes Committee pursuant to the rules and regulations and Estonian
legislation. The rules and regulations of the Domain Disputes Committee are published on
the EIF website.
11.2 An attempt shall be made initially to resolve disputes between EIF, the Registrar and the
Registrant in good faith through negotiations.
11.3 In the claim submitted to EIF, the circumstances serving as the basis for the submitted
claim are to be demonstrated. If the document serving as the foundation for the claim is
not readily available, the document is to be appended to the claim.
11.4 In the event of a failure to reach an agreement, all disputes between EIF, the Registrar
and the Registrant shall be resolved in Harju County Court, in Tallinn.
11.5 Estonian legislation shall be applied to the relationships between EIF, the Registrar and
the Registrant and the Domain Regulation.
12 FINAL PROVISIONS
12.1 The valid versions of the Domain Regulation and the General Terms and Conditions and
Price List of EE Direkt’s Registration Service are published on the EIF website.
12.2 In the case of possible discrepancies and multiple interpretations involving Estonian and
foreign language translations of the documents listed in clause 12.1, the Estonian
language documents shall serve as the basis.
12.3 The Registrant and the Registrant’s representative, including the Administrative Contact
are required to submit to EIF and the Registrar the necessary data and documents
required for controlling their identity and right of representation and to allow copies to
12.4 The controlling of the identity of a natural person takes place in accordance with
legislation valid in Estonia on the basis of corresponding original personal identification
supporting documentation or a certificate permitting digital identification (including ID
card and Mobile ID) or the requirements prescribed in Domain Regulation clause 18.104.22.168.
12.5 The identity of a foreign legal person is established with an extract or certificate of
registration from the corresponding registry of the foreign country and/or other registry
data requested by EIF for this purpose.
12.6 EIF has the right to demand that documents issued in a foreign country be legalised or
certified with a certificate substituting for legalisation (apostil), if the international
agreement does not prescribe otherwise.
12.7 In the case of foreign language documents, EIF has the right to demand the translation of
the documents into Estonian. The translation must be performed by a sworn translator or
the translator's signature must be notarially certified.
12.8 EIF has the right to presume the authenticity, validity and legality of documents
submitted to it via the Registrar. EIF has the right to make copies of documents submitted
to it and to save notices, applications and claims sent to it electronically and if necessary
to use the saved information for evidentiary purposes.
12.9 Neither EIF nor the Registrar shall accept documentation or applications proving the right
of representation, in which the desire of the Registrant is ambiguous and other
documents whose authenticity raises doubts. Upon the request of EIF or the Registrar,
the Registrant or the Registrant’s representative is required, for the clarification of
circumstances, to appear before EIF or the place of residence of the Registrar and to
present explanations and documents.
12.10 EIF and the Registrar have the right to demand that the authorisation document issued to
the Registrant be notarially certified.
12.11 The Registrant is obligated to inform his/her Registrar of the cancellation or declaration
as invalid of an authorisation document issued by the Registrant, including a notarially
certified authorisation document, also in the event that the corresponding notice is
published in the publication Official Announcements.
In case of any wording misapprehensions between the English and Estonian version of this
Domain Regulation, wording in Estonian is superior and legally binding.
Resolution of disputes
1. The Domain Disputes Committee is not a court or a court of arbitration, but a specific independent body for resolution of disputes pertaining to .ee domains, which operates under the aegis of the Estonian Internet Foundation.
2. If you find that someone has, without your consent, registered a domain name that coincides with your trademark or your name as an individuals or your company name or another name entered in a register, you can submit an application to the DDC.
3. You must certainly indicate in the application: a) the person (the registrant) who in your opinion has violated your rights by registering the domain name and b) the respective domain name. You need to submit evidence confirming your submissions and pay the fee of the commission. All application requirements are written in DDC Rules paragraph 5. All complient applications should be sent to disputes[at]eestiinternet.ee.
4. If your application complies with the requirements set out in the DDC Rules, the DDC will accept it and submit it also to the registrant who is (allegedly) violating your rights.
5. The registrant is obligated to submit to the DDC its response to your application within 20 calendar days and in the response the registrant must reason its right to register the domain name and refute your submissions concerning the violation of your rights.
6. If you have the said documents, the DDC will make a decision on the application on the basis of the submissions, reasons and evidence of both parties. The decision may: a) reject the application or b) approve the application.
7. If the DDC approves the application, the domain name violating your rights will be annulled or transferred to the applicant, depending on what decision was requested from the DDC.
Detailed description of the dispute settlement procedures and requirements are written in the Domain Dispute Committee Rules.