What is a electronic Apostille and what is the electronic Register of Apostilles?

The Hague Convention allows some Authorities to issue Apostilles in a electronic form known as (e-Apostilles) and to also maintain a electronic register of Apostilles know as (e-Registers). Many apostille Authorities are developing and implementing e-Apostilles and e-Registers, as suggested by the Permanent Bureau (Secretariat) of the Hague Conference under the electronic Apostille Pilot Program