RegeID @ .ee It was 2018 when we first met with the Czech registry to discuss the option of adding eIDAS to our public-facing web interfaces with the goal of strengthening the identification of our registrants and contacts. We are both very active in developing our businesses, so the question came up on how to find resources to make this happen. Luckily the EU also believes it to be beneficial to promote eIDAS usage and made support measures available via its Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) tool. The Czechs took the lead role and off we went. Strong electronic identification has become more and more important, and a year later we found many more interested parties around us to invite along. 2020 was the year that went into history books marking the start of the RegeID project. The project involves the Estonian, Czech, Danish and Dutch registries, as well as CENTR,…

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Bringing eID to the domain industry In 2020, six organisations came together to begin work on RegeID, a project that aims to support the integration of the eID Digital Service Infrastructure (DSI) and open up registrant services provided by the administrators of four national top level domains (domain registries or ccTLDs) including .cz, .dk, .ee and .nl to the eIDAS-infrastructure and thus to the citizens of all European countries. This project will thus enable the cross-border use of eIDs issued according to the eIDAS regulation for services such as the administration of domain names and the validation of registrant data. In practice, this means that a Czech national could manage a domain registered in Estonia using their Czech eID and vice versa. This project is particularly relevant in today’s age, as people increasingly turn to the digital sphere for their work, shopping, social life, entertainment and day-to-day administration due to…

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On 6 October, members of the RegeID project team joined registries and registrars from across Europe to present the RegeID project and call for input at CENTR’s Registrar Day.

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