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Change of .EE domain ownership in case of registrant’s death

A .EE domain can be succeeded and transferred to the legal successor. To do this, you need to change the owner of the domain.

First add an account with your data on our website – https://my.zone.eu/en/zid/server/register

After adding an ZoneID account, send us a digitally signed application that you want to transfer the domain to this account. Be sure to also indicate in your application the new contact email address for the domain – we will send a domain authorization code to this address, based on which you can change the owner. Along with your application, send us a succession document.

What is a succession document?

A succession document must be a notarised authorised document in which the notary has officially confirmed the identity of the legal successors. Neither a marriage certificate, death certificate nor will would constitute such a document. In the case of multiple successors, the remaining successors must complete an application to relinquish the domain in favour of the new owner, as a domain cannot have multiple owners. This application must also be signed digitally.

According to domain regulations, the deletion of the domain is possible after 6 months have elapsed from the death of the previous owner. Therefore, we recommend that you begin the process of changing domain ownership before this period expires.

The deletion procedure lasts 30 days, after which the domain will be put up for auction, and if a new buyer is not found for it, the domain will be removed from the registry and can be registered again on a first-come, first-served basis.

You can also change the owner of a domain during the domain deletion process.

If the owner of the domain was a legal entity, and the only member of the company’s board dies and the company goes into liquidation, then to change the owner of the domain, you must provide us with the same documents as if the owner is a private person.

More detailed information can be found on the website of the Eesti Internet foundation here and here.


Updated on 19. Apr 2024

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