Norid AS

Abels gt. 5, 5. etasje
NO–7030 TRONDHEIM

Phone +47 73 55 73 55

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 …

Watch out for domain scammers

Domain scammers have resumed activities. Pushy sellers are offering domain names through dubious and unserious methods. We advise our domain name holders to show caution. Their sales method is well known in Norway and abroad: The holder is contacted by a seller offering the business’s domain name within other top level domains than .no. It …

Changes in the applicant declaration form, appendix G in the domain name policy

The applicant declaration form will change as from December 1st 2006. The following information will be added: "The applicant declaration form is an appendix to the domain name policy for .no and is part of the contract between Norid and the domain name holder. The document must be signed and forwarded to a registrar by …

Domain names for NOK 50 a year

Press release: (Trondheim, 2004.10.01) Starting in the new year it will be cheaper to have .no domain names. At the same time the price model will be simplified into one set price for all domain names. The subscription price will be reduced from a maximum of NOK 125 (15 Euro) to NOK 50 (6 Euro) …

Ready for numerical domain names within .no

(Trondheim, March 5th 2007): In June 2007 Norid will be able to accept the first applications for domain names consisting of digits only, for instance 123.no. During the transition period allocation of domains will be effected by a draw among applications containing the same name. Starting Wednesday June 13th at 10:00 a.m., Norid will receive …

.no domains among the safest in the world

(Trondheim, March 16th 2007): A world-wide web test ranks .no as number three among all the 265 national top-level domains in the world when it comes to safe use of web sites. Norway gets good rating for virus as well as for other threats. There are also less spam and pop-ups on .no sites than …

Greatest demand for 123.no

(Trondheim, June 18th 2007): Last Wednesday a scheme for domain names consisting of digits only, for instance 4711.no, was introduced. Today the Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority carried out a draw to determine the sequence in which applications for the same name will be processed. As from tomorrow numerical domain names will be part of …

400 000 Norwegian domain names

(Trondheim, 24 September 2008): Yesterday the counter at Norid rounded 400 000 domain names for the first time. The number has increased tenfold in ten years, and the growth is still strong. A domain name within .no is an obvious first choice among Norwegian companies. In addition to their .no domain name, many Norwegian companies …

Conference on Internet governance

(Oslo, 29 January 2009): An international conference with the title Internet Governance at the Crossroads is in progress in Oslo on 29 and 30 January. Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law, University of Oslo, and UNINETT Norid AS, both important actors within research and knowledge dissemination on Internet issues in Norway. – Internet is …

Hearing on Norwegian domain names for private individuals

(Trondheim, 5 March 2010): Currently there is a public hearing opening on how individuals can register Norwegian domain names in the future. Everybody can speak their mind on these issues. The hearing is open for input until the 17th of May. The major issue is whether private individuals should continue to register domain names in …

Half a million Norwegian domain names

(Trondheim, 4 January 2011): Yesterday Linge Holding AS registered linge-compagniet.no as the 500 000th domain in Norid’s database. Like most Norwegian businesses, they chose .no. Linge-compagniet.no mirrors both the company name and the owner’s family name, as well as a nod to Norwegian history. They chose to register within .no to signal that the company …

Norwegian domain names soon available for individuals

(Trondheim, 11 April 2011): As of June 2011 individuals will be able to register Norwegian domain names. – With your own domain you can have your own website and email address for the rest of your life, says Managing Director of Norid, Hilde M. Thunem. – A Norwegian domain name is stable and among the …

Last chance in the private domain lottery

(Trondheim, 9 June 2011:) Time is running out for those who want to compete for the best private domain names. This Monday, the new domain for private individuals, priv.no, opened for applications. The first application round ends on Tuesday 14 June. – Anyone who wants an attempt at registering a given Internet address should apply …

Norwegian companies can get 100 domain names each

(Trondheim, 19 October 2011:) Several organizations have a need for more than 20 domain names. As of 30 November, each organization may register up to 100 domain names. The majority of Norwegian companies can manage with one or a few domain names, but several large companies, private as well as public, have reached their limit, …

Partial success in the co.no case

(Trondheim, 29 June 2012:) Sør-Trøndelag District Court has found partially in favour of Norid in the co.no lawsuit. The judgement sustains Norid’s decision to put co.no on the list of forbidden domain names. The label “co” is used as an official second-level category domain within some other top-level domains, e.g. co.uk. This is not so …

.no still the first choice for Norwegian businesses

(Trondheim, 18 March 2013): A large number of Norwegian businesses prefer a Norwegian domain name for branding and marketing. They want to show their connection to Norway, and have confidence in the Norwegian top-level domain. A recent survey done by Sentio, on Norid’s request, shows that the Norwegian top-level domain – .no – has a …

Qualified handling of domain disputes increasingly important

(Trondheim, 7 October 2013): Norwegians are among the world’s most frequent Internet users, and for a lot of businesses the domain name is essential. When a dispute concerning a domain name arises, a dispute resolution committee with competent and motivated lawyers is prepared to handle the case. For ten years, the ADR Committee has been …

Hearing on new rules for domain names for private individuals

(Trondheim, 28 January 2014): Today, Norid initiates a public hearing on whether private individuals should be able to register domain names directly under .no in addition to registrations under the priv.no category domain. Everyone is invited to give their opinion on this issue. The hearing is open for input until 11 March. The issue is …

.no for everyone

(Trondheim, 6 June 2014) Starting on 17 June, everyone in Norway can register their own domain name directly within .no. On this date .no is opened for private individuals. A domain name is useful for everybody, including private individuals. It can be used to set up websites and blogs, not to mention email addresses. With …

Norway joins the world elite of domain name system security

(Trondheim, 20 May 2015): Nearly half of all Norwegian domain names are now secured with the DNSSEC thechnology. With this, Norway is in the European top spot using this security mechanism. DNSSEC (DNS Security Extensions) is a security mechanism that is added to the domain name system. DNSSEC makes it possible to verify that the …

25 000 private domain names

Last night, the number of private domain names passed 25 000. We have seen a steady growth every day since private individuals gained access to Norwegian domain names in June 2014. – More and more people are discovering the possibilities in having their own domain name, says Managing Director of Norid, Hilde Thunem. – 3.2 …