Registrations of .fi domain names has increased markedly since the last northern autumn when the Finnish registry introduced a new registry-registrar model. From the beginning of 2017, more than 40,000 new .fi domain names have been registered and at the end of June, the number of .fi domain names registered totalled 430,000.
The Finnish ccTLD registry attributes a large portion of the increase has been attributed to the new model where FICORA has delegated registrations to registrars only, dropping the role it also had, as well as allowing registrations to anyone, anywhere in the world.
“The new operational model from last autumn has involved an increased interest in .fi domain names”, says Juhani Juselius, Chief Specialist at FICORA. “Now anyone anywhere in the world can register .fi domain names.”
During the first half of 2017, 40,079 new .fi domain names were registered. In June alone there were 5,642 new registrations and at the end of the month, the total number of .fi domain names registered was 430,143.
“Compared to the same period a year ago, the growth has been up to 34% as the number of domain names registered in June 2016 was 29,861”, continued Juselius.