How to get an fi-domain name
You can get an fi-domain name through a domain name registrar. First, check that the domain name is available and does not infringe someone else’s protected name or trademark.
Companies, organisations and private persons, regardless of their domicile, can all have fi-domain names registered for them. A registrar registers the domain name on your behalf and performs all related actions, such as renewing of domain names. Usually registrars also provide optional services related to domain names, such as email, name servers and web hosting. Always conclude a contract on the services with your registrar.
Think carefully before giving up your domain name. Once a domain name registration expires, the domain name becomes available for anyone to register after a grace period. Popular domain names are often registered for reselling or other purposes. The only way to ensure that no one else can use a domain name that you have used before is to maintain your registration. Fi-domain names can be ‘kept in stock’, so to speak. This means that you can register a domain name even if you do not actively use it for a website, for example.
1: Check whether the domain name is available
Use the domain name search tool to see whether the domain name is available for registration. You can also see the details of the registered domain names. See our tips for finding the best domain name for you.
2: Make sure that the domain name does not infringe someone else’s protected name or trademark.
An fi-domain name must not infringe a protected name or trademark owned by another party. Consult the public registers to verify that the domain name you are about to register is lawful. Remember to check which characters are allowed in domain names.
3: Contact a registrar
A registrar registers domain names on your behalf. If you do not have a contract with a registrar yet, use the search tool to find a registrar.