Fi-domain name based on a protected name or trademark

An fi-domain name that is based on a protected name or trademark may be removed from the domain name register at the request of the right holder.

If a registered fi-domain name is identical to (based on) a name or trademark protected by another party, FICORA may remove the domain name at the request of the holder of the protected name or trademark.

  • For example, the domain name abcdefg.fi is based on the registered business name Oy Abcdefg Ab.

The domain name may be removed unless the party that has registered the domain name can present a good, acceptable reason for registering the domain name.

For more information about such acceptable reasons, visit Acceptable reason.

Symbol for an organisation

Symbols for an organisation (for example Oy or Ky) are not taken into account when assessing similarity between a name and an fi-domain name.

  • For example, the domain name twin.fi is based on the registered name Oy Twin Ab.

Space character in a name

If the words in a protected name or trademark have been separated with a space, they are considered to be based on an fi-domain name consisting of two words written together, because a domain name cannot contain a space character.

  • For example, the domain name twowords.fi is based on the business name Two Words.

Hyphen in a name

In FICORA's established view, a hyphen (hyphen-minus) used for separating words in a protected name can be omitted when the name is used as an fi-domain name.

  • For example, the domain name twowords.fi is based on the protected name Two-Words.

Native language characters in a name

Regardless of whether an fi-domain name contains native language characters or not, it can be considered to be based on a protected name or trademark that contains native language characters.

  • For example, domain names öäå.fi and oaa.fi are based on the protected name or trademark ÖÄÅ.


Key words: Internet, Domain names


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