I have known for a while that finola dot com was a domain name that was already in use. Finola is a company based in Finland (Fin) that produces hempseed oils (-ola like canola) and it’s the first thing that comes up when I Google my own name. This actually did come up in a job interview one time if you can believe it. The job involved the regulating of hemp manufacturing companies, and I was asked if I knew that my name was also a hemp oil. Why, yes, I did in fact know that. I stupidly went on to say that the manufacturers would probably like me because of my name, and I would fit right into the job… lucky for me I was still offered the job despite my nervous sense of humour that day.
All this to say that I really wish that I could have had finola dot com. And what business does a company from Finland have using my good Irish name anyway?