Followers of this page may know we cover a lot of new gTLD releases. Of course, the nTLD program is great, it opens up a lot of creative possibilities for domain names that simply wouldn't exist otherwise.
But every so often, there's that rare moment when you get something really special: a TLD that exists already, usually a ccTLD, which previously restricted its registrations in some way, opens the doors to the general public.
Such is the case with .fi, the ccTLD for Finland. Historically, .fi domains have only been open to Finnish residents and companies, but as of 3:00 AM PDT on September 5, .fi will bust wide open for anyone and everyone. The .fi TLD has lot of good options, too.
Of course, some of the good ones are already taken : wi.fi (and why.fi), hi.fi (even high.fi), and lo.fi are registered already. But as of this writing there are still a lot of great .fi domains out there: no.fi, exampli.fi com.fi even knights-who-say.fi.
So to lighten the load on anyone who wants to give a .fi domain a shot and to celebrate the new found .fi-dom, starting today, August 29, until September 30, 2016 at 5:00 PM PDT, .fi domain creations will be just $13.50 (compare to the normal $19.50 at A rates)*.
That means even while the local presence requirements are still in place you can get a .fi domain for this price. But if you can meet the requirements and you do want to get your .fi domain before it opens to everyone, do it before September 2.
That's because September 2 the .fi domain service will be closing and domain registration will not be active until the new service opens up September 5.
Register a fly .fi?
*Prices in USD. For local prices see the .fi price page.
After a bumpy start, .fi registrations are now truly open to all (two-character domains were additionally restricted until September 12). One final note: non-Finnish residents will still need to click the "Modify" link at the Contacts step in the domain registration process in order to indicate that they are not Finnish. This is due to the fact that Finnish registration numbers are still required for Finnish residents to register .fi domains.
Of course, if you run into any additional difficulties or have other questions, feel free to contact our Customer care team and they can help you through the process.