Register a domain

When you want to register a domain name, you must contact a domain name provider (registrar). The provider will guide you through the process and handle what is needed.

The process from A to Z

The domain guide shows what you can use a domain for and how to register a domain. Here you can also get a quick answer to whether a domain name is available or not. (The guide text is in Norwegian.)

 

Step by step:
How to apply on behalf of a company or other enterprise

Enterprises must be registered as an approved type of organization in the Brønnøysund Register Centre (Enhetsregisteret) and have a Norwegian postal address.

How to apply:

  1. Choose a domain name
    You are free to choose whatever domain name you want. However, you cannot choose a name which is in use by others, or a name which is prohibited or reserved. You must ensure that the domain name does not infringe others right to the name.
    Check whether the name is available as domain name
    Check also whether the name is available as a company name and a trademark
  2. Choose a legal contact
    Enterprises must decide who shall be the legal contact for their domain. The legal contact has to be employed at or be directly affiliated to the organization. The legal contact must have a Norwegian postal address.
  3. Find a domain provider
    You must contact a domain name provider. He will check the application and submit it to us, as well as assist you in all matters with regard to the prosess.
    List of providers
  4. The provider submits your application
    Before your application can be submitted, you have to accept the domain name policy on a specific declaration form
  5. Wait for confirmation
    Most applications are processed immediately. The reply goes to the registrar and will be forwarded to you. You should check that the details about your domain are in fact correct.

Step by step:
How to apply as a private individual

You must be of age (18 years) and be registered in the Folkeregisteret.

How to apply:

  1. Choose a domain name
    You are free to choose whatever domain name you want. However, you cannot choose a name which is in use by others, or a name which is prohibited or reserved. You must ensure that the domain name does not infringe others right to the name.
    Check whether the name is available as domain name
    Check whether the name is registered as a company name or a trademark
  2. Get yourself a personal identification code
    A peronal identifier (PID) is your personal code for your domain. You use this ID code in stead of your official identity number so this can be kept secret. You get your PID in our PID automat. You get your PID per email within one hour.
  3. Find a domain provider
    You must contact a domain name provider. He will check the application and submit it to us, as well as assist you in all matters with regard to the prosess.
    List of providers
  4. The registrar submits your application
     
    Before your application can be submitted, you have to accept the domain name policy on a specific declaration form
  5. Wait for confirmation
    Most applications are processed immediately. The reply goes to your provider and will be forwarded to you. You should check that the details about your domain are in fact correct.
Last updated 22 March 2017