Terminating domain names
It is the registrar’s duty to ensure that
- domain names are terminated only at the request of a domain name holder or the holder's authorised representative
- no external party can intentionally or unintentionally terminate domain names
- if the domain name holder is an organisation, the person requesting termination is authorised to do so (e.g. authorised to sign for the company as set out in the Trade Register).
Terminating a domain name falsely may have significant financial effects. A registrar may even be held liable for false termination.
Legislation on domain names does not lay down provisions on the contractual relationship between a domain name holder and a domain name registrar, and contract, damages or consumer law issues arising from the termination are resolved under other legislation.
Fi-domain name life cycle [pdf, 117 KB]