For six months starting on 1 November 2023 Norid will no longer send letters about deletion of domains to subscribers. These letters are normally a part of the notifications for automated deletion processes.

When the organization a domain name is registered to is deleted from the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities, or the subscription is not extended by the expiration date, our system automatically initiates a process to delete the domain name.

In the current routine the subscriber receives a letter as the final notification, if the cause for deletion has not been resolved after email notification.

For a period of 6 months starting 1 November, however, we will not send any letters, only email notifications. Apart from this, the deletion processes will run as normal, with the same deadlines.

After the six month period we will evaluate whether we should resume with letters or continue with notifications by emails only.

Why is Norid doing this?

On average we send out about 7000 letters each month as part of the deletion processes. This leads to big climate emissions that could be avoided. Norid aims to operate sustainably and climate friendly. We will therefore stop sending these letters for six months to see if this has any effect on the renewal rates, and thus if we can cut the letters permanently in the future.

Published: 23 October 2023