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1,200 of the released 38,000 domain names were registered in the first 15 minutes

At 12:00 today the Estonian Internet Foundation released approximately 38,000 domains names that had been registered in accordance with the old procedure but were not re-registered. 1,200 of these domains have been registered in the first 15 minutes of today.
The 38,000 released domain names are those that remained in the register despite being no longer in use. Among them were many valuable domains that have now all been made available again. “The explosion of domain registrations today indicates that there were many domains among those that had been registered in accordance with the old procedure with the release of which there was considerable interest”, said Marek-Andres Kauts, Chairman of the Management Board of the Estonian Internet Foundation. “1,200 domains have been registered in the first 15 minutes of today, with a total of over 1,360 domain names registered as of now,” Kauts added. The register of the Estonian Internet Foundation now totals over 56,700 domain names.

These are the first 10 domains registered today: baar.ee, klaas.ee, fekaalivedu24.ee, dnb.ee, debian.ee, sa.ee, boutique.ee, adecco.ee, zt.ee and mega.ee.

There have been queries from numerous registrars regarding these domains: seo.ee, car.ee, audio.ee and my.ee.

The Estonian Internet Foundation has published on its website (www.eestiinternet.ee) the list of the domains released on 6.04.2011. This list is purely informative and does not necessarily reflect the precise current status of the WHOIS database as of the domain availability query moment. The list is refreshed every 10 minutes.

The Estonian Internet Foundation is the organisation founded by the Government of the Republic of Estonia and the Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications with the purpose of management of Estonian top-level domain names (.ee). Domain rules and fees applicable to .ee, pri.ee, com.ee, fie.ee and med.ee are approved subject to consensus by the six-member Council of the Estonian Internet Foundation. Half of the council members are appointed by the Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications and half – by the government.

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