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This article describes the procedures and requirements of .fi domain names.
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A registration can be ordered through the control panel. Note that the company registration number (companies), passport/ID number (Finnish private individuals) or birth date (foreign private individuals) are required. In all cases, the state/province is a required field as well.

It is very important to identify and verify the domain holder before ordering a domain in Openprovider. The registry reserves the right to suspend and/or delete any domain of which the domain holder cannot be verified.

Tech handle must be a company with an a registration number filled in.

Organization type: "Company" must be selected in additional tech handle details for *.fi.
You can find this field in the handle details under the section "additional information" at the bottom of the page.

A transfer can be started with an authorisation code. Note that this authorization code has limited validity - only 30 days. The transfer is executed real-time.

The registry will not send an e-mail to the domain contacts after the transfer finishes.

Make sure that you select the "company type" in tech handle.
You can find this field in the handle details under the section "additional information" at the bottom of the page.

Additional notes on a .fi transfer

Authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode
Registration period after transfer unchanged
Average transfer time Realtime
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .fi domains is available.

Owner change (trade)

To change the owner of a .fi domain name you will need to start a trade using the authorisation code for the domain name.


You need to go to "Authorization code management" and request a new authcode from the registry.


The registry will not send an e-mail to the domain contacts after the trade finishes.

Other update

Changing details to the administrative contact, technical contact or nameservers can be done by updating the domain name. Change of registrant is a trade.


A domain can be deleted through control panel or API. The domain will be in redemption period for 30 days. The registry will not inform the registrant about a deleted or expired domain.

Restore / reactivate

During the first 30 days after deletion or expiration of the domain name, the domain can be reactivated.
Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 2 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: all Finnish national characters, see
  • Registration period: 1-5 years
  • Renewal date offset: 2 days
    The number of days before the registry's expiration date, that Openprovider requires the domain to be renewed or expired. More info.
  • Soft quarantine period: n/a days
    During this period, following after an expiration, the domain can be restored for free. This period does not apply if the domain is deleted explicitly. More info.
  • Quarantine period: 30 days
    During this period, an expired or deleted domain name can be reactivated at an additional fee.
  • Local presence required? no
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? n/a
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required
  • For registrants that are a company, a company registration number is required.
  • For registrants that are a private individual, the passport/ID number (Finnish registrants) or birth date (foreign registrants) is required.
  • The technical contact must be a legal entity; it may not be a private individual company registration number is necessary.
  • At the time of registration, a domain name shall not be (1) based on a protected name or trademark owned by another party, unless the domain name holder can present a good, acceptable reason for registering the domain name; or (2) similar to a protected name or trademark owned by another party, if the clear intent of registering the domain name is to benefit from it or to cause damage.
Registration agreement The registry requires that a registration agreement is in place between the provider and the domain holder. The text of this registration agreement and any required supplements is the following:
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