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Fi-domain name holder's acceptable reasons for an fi-domain name

An acceptable reason means the fi-domain name holder's acceptable reason for registering the domain name. These reasons are assessed when the owner of a protected name or trademark requests the removal of an fi-domain name identical to the holder’s name or trademark.

In Traficom's decision-making practice, one acceptable reason is that the domain name holder has had a registered name or trademark identical to the domain name when registering the domain name.

Another acceptable reason is that the domain name holder has had a registered name or trademark incorporating the word registered as the domain name when registering the domain name.

Other domain name holder's acceptable reasons include:

  • protected name containing a hyphen that has been registered before the domain name
  • figurative mark with a word that is identical to the domain name
  • trade mark application that has been made before the registration of the domain name and that has not been changed.

Removal claims are always decided on a case-by-case basis.