Kai Joost, Baltic Reports
TALLINN — The new rules on .ee domain registry set by the Estonian Internet Foundation in Estonia hit their first setback on Monday, halting registration entirely.
The domain name reform establishes an equal fee for all .ee domain owners and also allows foreigners to register .ee domains and was due on Monday but an unknown programming error is preventing any registrations from occurring. In the meantime registration applications are still being accepted, but they will be put on a waiting list until the problem is solved.
“It is vitally important to ensure all registrars will have equal access to the registry. The Estonian Internet Foundation would like to sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and will inform immediately when registry operations can continue,” the Estonian Internet Foundation announced on its website.
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New rules make .ee domain registry crash