Blocked .SE Domain Names To Be Auctioned (,,,,

This autumn, .SE will conduct an auction to release more of the .se domain names that are not currently possible to register. The domain names are two-character country codes, such as, and as well as the names of other countries, for example, and

.SE is currently planning the auction process and will have more information available autumn 2014.

Background to the auction

.SE’s list of blocked and reserved domain names was created in 2003 when it was made possible for anyone to register a .se domain. Over the years, the majority of the domain names on the list have been made available for registration. It is worth mentioning that these have included the numerical domains in 2006, geographical place names in 2008 and the Swedish Royal Court’s domains in 2010 – were several thousand domain names in total. With these previous releases, the domains were released on a first-come, first-serve basis, which means that those domain names were released concurrently and went to the first to register them.

Following a referral procedure in 2013, the Board of .SE decided to release the current domain names by way of an auction procedure.

The surplus generated by .SE through the auctions will go to our various initiatives, which aim to develop the internet in Sweden.


About Konstantinos Zournas

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and I am now living in Athens, Greece. I went online in 1995, started coding in 1996 and began buying domain names and creating websites in 2000. I started the blog in 2012.

One comment

  1. Never heard of .se and its been around since forever? i can’t help get scared for the guys buying a tonne of .whatevers and looking to flip eem like yesterday. i am looking to drop most of my .la premiums. Maybe I could just transfer them to “V” and whoever want to pay the $30 to carry them?

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