After the new .fi domain name law that stepping into force in 2016, the old authorization keys were completely discarded. Instead of authorization keys, the holder key and transfer key replaced them.

They holder key is used to only switch the domain administrator or holder. If a domain name is to be transferred to another broker, the current broker may generate a holder key.

The transfer key replaces the domain owner. The transfer key is always delivered to the email address marked for the domain. After receiving a migration request, a domain broker:

  • Ensures that the registrar has the right to transfer the domain
  • Sends a domain transfer key to the domain user without seeing key code content
  • Transfers the domain from one user to another once the transfer key has been delivered to the broker