On 23 May 2017 Norid will undertake the responsibility for kommune.no and herad.no

Until now, KS has administered the category domains herad.no and kommune.no, where around 500 domains associated with municipalities and county authorities are registered. As of 23 May Norid will undertake this responsibility in agreement with KS. When Norid takes over, all the domains under herad.no and kommune.no will be subject to the domain name policy for …

Domain name policy update: Adjusted routines for confiscating domains

The update concerns the following parts of the domain name policy: Adjusted routines for confiscation of domain names  The letter ï (i-umlaut) is added to the list of permitted characters Youth Businesses and Student Businesses no longer have specially assigned organization numbers  Clarification that a domain name cannot be deleted while it is involved in …

DNSSEC to become a default delivery for Norwegian domain names

DNSSEC is a security mechanism which is added to the domain name system to make it possible to ensure that the answers to a domain name inquiry come from the right source and have not been altered on the way. The intention is among other things to prevent fraud. Norway is among the best in …

Downtime for Norid’s lookup service Friday 4 November 2016

Due to a scheduled system upgrade the domain lookup service “Whois” and the “Is the domain available?”-search on www.norid.no will be unavailable or unstable on Friday 11 November 2016 between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM CET. The services may also be experience downtime without further notice through the weekend following. The services will be fully …

The domain marked: Game rules changing?

The domain name market is undergoing fundamental changes. More than one thousand top-level domains have been launched the last few years, social media have changed both individual Internet use as well as marketing communications, and new actors with new, disruptive ideas are entering the market. How does this affect the competition on the domain name …

Domain names important for entrepreneurs

All who want to attract customers must be on the Internet. Facebook and Instagram accounts are a good start, but a web page and an email address are necessary to give a professional impression. The domain name is very often the bottleneck, and it is crucial to be the first on the ball. Many entrepreneurs …

Plans to utilize .bv shelved

Norid has collaborated with Dutch SIDN to utilize the top-level domain .bv on the Dutch market. Norid and SIDN have now agreed to end the negotiations. This usage of .bv requires a dispensation from certain parts of the Norwegian Domain Regulations. On 21 June, The Ministry of Transport and Communications advised that such dispensation should …

Steady increase of domain names

Norid’s domain name counter is about to round 700,000 domain names. Companies as well as private individuals contribute to the increase. The Norwegian top-level domain is the obvious first choice for Norwegians who want a domain name. Over the last couple of years some one thousand new top-level domains have been launched on the global …

Support for new DNSSEC algorithms

From Tuesday 1 December 09:00 am, Norid will support the two DNSSEC signing algorithms ‘ECDSA Curve P-256 with SHA-256’ and ‘ECDSA Curve P-384 with SHA-384’. These algorithms are used by some nameserver providers, among others Cloudflare, and have been requested by several users.  

Considering a quota increase

Several large Norwegian firms have raised issues with the 20 domains per registrant quota. When they wish to promote projects or brands through corresponding domain names, the quota is a hindrance to them. We are now looking at various solutions to mitigate the problem. One of the bases for the quota system is the desire …