Information for registrars

Registrars enter fi-domain names in FICORA's domain name register and update related information in the register on their customers’ behalf. Registrars are subject to responsibilities and obligations imposed by law.

The Act on Electronic Communications Services contains provisions that aim, above all, to ensure the rights of fi-domain name holders. Registrars perform their services in FICORA’s domain name register through a technical interface and they are responsible for information security management in all stages of fi-domain name registration activities.

At the request of their customers, registrars

  • register domain names
  • update related details
  • renew domain names
  • switch domain names from one registrar to another
  • transfer domain names from one holder to another
  • remove domain names from the register.

Registrars may use resellers in their operations. A reseller may, for instance, offer customer support and invoicing services. However, registrars are always responsible for the operations of their resellers. If a registrar adds the details of its reseller in the fi-domain name register, the details appear in the whois information of fi-domain names under "Reseller".

FICORA monitors registrars’ operations

FICORA monitors that registrars adhere to the provisions in the Information Society Code. FICORA may issue a note to a registrar that violates the Act or rules, regulations or decisions issued by virtue of it.

FICORA supervises registrars’ operations mainly on the basis of notifications submitted by domain name holders. The monitoring is limited to the obligations imposed by the Information Society Code. FICORA is not authorised to settle contractual disputes between domain name holders and registrars.

See also:

Information Society Code

Registrar's obligations in the Domain Name Regulation

Explanatory notes to the Domain Name Regulation

Registration as a registrar

Key words: Internet , Domain names , Registrar , Renewal , Reseller , Supervision , Whois , Acts , Guidelines , Recommendations , Regulations

Updated 29.05.2018

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