How to register an Estonian – .EE domain name

Last Updated On: January 28, 2016
The top level domain of Estonia in the Internet is .ee, which in 2010 became accessible to all private persons and legal entities in the world.

The .EE domain is extremely important for defining Internet identity for everyone who lives and works in Estonia.

You can register .ee domains in three easy steps:

Step 1 – Compose a valid and permissible domain name

The name of your domain must be created in a permitted configuration. To make things more clear, the names of .EE Internet domains can consist of letters from the English alphabet (from “a” to “z”), numbers (from 0 to 9) and hyphens (“-“).  IDN is allowed too. However, the domain name cannot begin or end with a hyphen, nor can it contain two consecutive hyphens in the 3rd or 4th character positions. Any punctuation other than the hyphen and the full stop is prohibited. Domain names must be a minimum of two characters long and a maximum of 63 characters long.

Step 2 – Check that the domain name is available

The desired domain name can be yours, but only if it’s available for registration. This can be checked through querying availability through a service called WHOIS. This service allows you to find out if the required Internet domain name is free. If it’s taken, it can tell you who owns it. The service is available on the following address: whois.tld.ee  or in the form below.

Step 3 – Register the domain

The final step is to register your domain. You can complete the selection, registration and payment for your domain name online on the website, www.istanco.com. This way, the whole registration process can be done in a matter of several minutes.

The official rules for registering .ee domain names established in the Republic of Estonia obliges that the administrative contact of a top level domain of the Republic of Estonia must be a private person who resides in Estonia or has an Estonian ID code. ISTanCo provide Local Presence Service free of charge.