This article describes the procedures and requirements of .fi domain names.
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Successful domain registration via RCP or XML API or REST API requires:

  • at least 2 pre-configured nameservers
  • Finnish private individuals:
      • social security number
      • passport/ID number
      • state/province
  • Finnish companies
      • company registration number
      • state/province
  • foreign private individuals
      • birth date
      • state/province
  • foreign companies
      • company registration number
      • state/province
  • tech handle must be a company with a registration number

Organization type: "Company" must be selected in additional tech handle details for *.fi. You can find this field in the handle details (Customers overview >> Click on handle) under the section "Additional data" at the bottom of the page. Please refer this article.

If all conditions are met, registration is immediate.

Successful domain transfer via RCP or XML API or REST API requires:

  • *authcode (valid for external transfers - coming from the FI registry, not from a registrar)
  • Internal transfers need explicit confirmation in the Control Panel 
  • Transfers are processed in realtime


  • Ownership change does not happen with a transfer. To change the owner, a trade needs to be done explicitly.

The registry will not send an email to domain contacts after the transfer finishes.

Make sure to select Company type in Customers overview > Customer > Additional data > .fi


*Only the FI Registry (Traficom) can provide the external transfercode. The registrar can request this via the registry control panel. Please note that a code for trade and for transfer can be generated from there.

The code for trades can NOT be used for transfers! (common cause why transfers fail with the error "invalid code" because the wrong code has been requested.)


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.
  • External authorization code request - please contact our support department to get this code and a code for external transfer will be added to the control panel (RCP). 

Owner change (trade)

  • Ensure that tech handle is a company with a registration number when initiating a trade.
  • requires a special authorization code; please contact our support department to get this code
  • code for trade is sent to the registrant by the registry
  • registry will not send a confirmation email to the domain contacts after the trade

Other update

domain attributes update - via RCP or XML API or REST API


  • explicit deletion via RCP or XML API or REST API
  • domain will be put into 30 day redemption period
  • registrant will not be informed about a deleted/expired domain

Restore / reactivate

Reactivation is supported within 30 days after deletion/expiration via RCP or XML API or REST API

Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: yes
  • Minimum length: 2 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 - (An fi-domain name cannot begin or end with a hyphen)
  • IDN characters: all Finnish national characters, see https://www.traficom.fi/en/communications/fi-domains/native-language-characters-domain-names
  • 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.
    Note that the dates as shown in your Openprovider account are always leading, even if they do not match the renewal date offset mentioned here.
  • 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? no
  • 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:

Due to the regular changes in registry rules and configuration or missing information from registry side, and despite our effort to keep our knowledge base up-to-date, information in the knowledge base may be outdated or incorrect. If you encounter some issue, please report it through the "HotJar" feedback collector on the bottom right, or (if it is blocked by your browser) by clicking the "Submit a request" link below. No rights can be derived from the information in this knowledge base. If there is discrepancy between the knowledge base and the process in Openprovider, the process in Openprovider is leading.

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