. ee is the country code top -level domain ( ccTLD) of Estonia. It exists since 3 July 1992 and is administered by the Estonian Internet Foundation. In June 2012, ee domains were more than 66,000. Registered, which contain about two percent special characters as part of the IDN program. Thus, the share of internationalized domains is relatively high compared to other ccTLDs.
Overall, a. Ee domain must be between two and 63 characters long, the registration usually takes one week. In addition to alphanumeric characters and special characters. Ee domains can be used, as of June 2011, the appropriate procedure for internationalized domain names is supported. However, do not support any domain registrar that function. Has always been a resident or established in Estonia is necessary for the registration of a. Ee domain, which is why many registrars offer its customers the fiduciary management.
After taking over the management. Ee by the Estonian Internet Foundation in July 2010, all previously registered domains had to be re-registered. This led to strong criticism from the owners and registrars, as for the new order in addition to the administrative costs extra fees are incurred. In addition, only six months were provided for this process.