Now Finnish customers and individuals, as well as any business entity from around the world that is somehow connected to Finland, can register their own .FI Domain Names with us.
The .FI extension represents a great addition to your store and perfectly complements the Finnish Data Center option.
The History Behind The .FI ccTLD
.FI was born back in 1986. The administration of the TLD itself was first granted to the University of Technology in Tampere and later transferred to FICORA (Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority).
In the beginning, only trademark-owning companies could register .FI domains, which forced many Finnish residents to choose different TLD extensions for their websites instead.
Luckily, the policy was liberalized in 2003, allowing any Finnish company to apply for an .FI-adorned domain.
A few years later, in 2006, individuals were also permitted to register .FI domain names.
It was not until September 2016, however, that the .FI ccTLD finally ‘crossed’ the national border and became open for registration to any entity in the world wishing to secure an .FI-driven web presence.
.FI domain registration details
The registration restrictions were loosened at the end of 2016 and now any entity that is doing business in Finland or that is somehow related to the country can register a domain name under .FI.
Depending on whether the .FI domain registrant is an individual or a company/organization, there are different requirements to take into account.
Individuals will need to supply the following details when registering an .FI domain:
- HETU number (if Finnish) or Date of birth (if not Finnish) for the Registrant Contact
Companies and organizations in turn will be asked to submit the following information when registering an .FI domain:
- Y-tunnus number (if Finnish) or Company Registration Number (if not Finnish) for the Registrant Contact;
NOTE: .FI domains featuring company names or trademarks can only be registered by their respective owners.
Although .FI domains may contain Scandinavian letters (ä, å, ö), most applicants prefer to use ‘a’ and/or ‘o’ instead.
The registration period for .FI domains is 1-5 years.
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