Municipalities can now have fully Sami domain names

Starting 8 January 2019, all municipalities in Norway can have domain names where kommune.no is replaced by the three Sami names suohkan.no, gielda.no og tjielte.no.  The municipalities are free to decide which name or names they will use. The registration is done via a registrar, as with any other domain name.  Here are some examples of …

New lookup service up and running

The lookup service for domain names will be changed as from 22 May. For the public the change means that they will have more limited access to customer data. The background for the change is the new privacy laws which will be effective in 2018. The public will now have access to more limited customer …

Data privacy: Changes to the whois lookup service

In 2018 stricter rules for processing personal data will be implemented. This will affect Norid’s processing of data concerning domain name holders. The main principle is that we shall only collect data that we need, and that the domain holder shall be informed about which data is being processed by Norid. Starting on 5 May, …

Annebeth won ‘Contributor of the Year’ at the CENTR Awards 2017

Among good candidates, Norid’s special advisor Annebeth Lange was pronounced ‘Contributor of the year’ at the CENTR Award ceremony in Brussels 3 October. She was honoured for her many years of work to prevent commercial actors from taking names of countries and territories as their own top level domains. In 2012 ICANN (Internet Corporation for …

Norid staff change their email addresses on 5 October

Email addresses are changed from firstname.familyname@uninett.no to firstname.familyname@norid.no This is what happens: As from 5 October 2017 all Norid employees will have their email address on the format firstname.familyname@norid.no. Additional usernames, for example hmg@uninett.no, will continue as username@norid.no after the transition. firstname.familyname@norid.no will be the sender address for all outgoing email. However, all employees can …

Norid in the final for the CENTR Awards

The service navnesok.no (namesearch), developed by Norid, The Brønnøysund Register Center and The Norwegian Industrial Property Office, is one of three finalists in the category for marketing campaigns in this year’s CENTR Awards. In addition to this special advisor Annebeth B. Lange is nominated in the category «Contributor of the Year» for her contribution in …

Norid shortlisted in two categories in the CENTR Award competition

The service navnesok.no (name search) is on the shortlist in the Marketing Campaign Excellence category. In addition Annebeth B. Lange, Special Adviser at Norid, is nominated as Contributor of the Year for her efforts in international domain policy development. All together there are 17 candidates on the shortlist divided into five categories. The winners will …

System maintenance 2017-06-29

Norid is planning system maintenance on the registry system on Thursday 2017-06-29 08:00-10:00 CET (please note the date). The registry system (EPP and the EPP client), PID automaton, applicant declaration system, registrar web, whois and DAS will be unavailable in short periods during the maintenance window. The name service (DNS) will not be affected.