.SE To Release One And Two Character Domains; Auctions for Most Popular

SE logo high res image.SE has decided to allow registration of .se domain names with only one character. The most attractive domain names will be released through an auction on Tradera.

The 18 .se domains up for auction include j.se, q.se, v.se, å.se, ä.se, ö.se, é.se, ü.se and 0.se – 9.se. The auction begins on May 28 and ends on June 10.

Other one-character domains will be released according to the first come, first serve principle on the morning of May 27. All are IDN domains/characters according to .SE’s official IDN table. Note that hyphen “-.se” cannot be registered. All one-character domains to be released on May 27 can be found in the pdf file here.

To enable registration of one-character domains, the .se system will be updated May 27 starting at 9:00. As soon as the patch is complete, the domains will be available to register. It is anticipated the update will take up to a couple of minutes.

Some domains will not be released. These .SE note include a.se, b.se, c.se,… (and others), as these are used as master domains according to an old policy from the time when registrations under domains’ county letters (katema.a.se) were allowed. Although this was some years ago, it is not possible to enter new registrations of domains under a master domain as many existing domains remain, and these domains may survive for as long as they are renewed.

This information is also available in Swedish.