About fi-domain names
The top-level domain .fi is part of the hierarchical system of the internet where a domain name functions as an address for a certain service in the internet. The same address may also be presented in a numerical form (IP address) but a domain name, such as ficora.fi, is easier to memorise and to guess.
The country-code top-level domain .fi means that the website or email address in question is Finnish. Fi-domain names may be obtained through a registrar. Registrars also offer email and web hosting as well as name servers.
Legislation on fi-domain names
Fi-domain names are regulated by the Information Society Code 917/2014 which contains provisions on electronic communications. The sections concerning domain names are mainly included in chapter 21 of the Information Society Code.
FICORA has issued the Domain Name Regulation that contains further requirements for fi-domain names, their registration and administration.
The explanatory notes to the Domain Name Regulation (MPS) provide concrete guidelines for putting the Domain Name Regulation in practice.