Delete a domain
To delete a domain name may have serious consequences. Thus our routines are designed to prevent deletion due to mistakes or misunderstandings.
How to delete a domain name
- Contact the registrar for the domain and specify the domain name to be deleted.
- The registrar verifies that you represent the domain holder.
- The registrar submits the deletion request to our system. The legal contact for the domain receives an email confirmation when the deletion process starts. For private domains this will be the holder himself.
Tip:Ask for a quarantene period in which the domain is deactivated, but still registered to you or your company. That way you have time to discover if the deletion has any unforeseen consequences and get the domain reactivated if necessary.
If the quarantine period is set to less than 30 days, the domain will automatically be blocked from registration for a minimum of 30 days after its removal from the DNS. If the quarantine period is longer than 30 days, there is no additional blocking.
Example 1: You order deletion from the DNS on 1 March with no quarantine added. The domain is deleted from our database on 1 March, but remains blocked until 31 March.
Example 2: You order deletion from the DNS on 1 March with quarantine set to end on 15 March. The domain is deleted from our database on 15 March, but remains blocked until 31 March.
Example 3: You order deletion from the DNS on 1 March with quarantine set to end on 12 April. The domain is deleted from our database on 12 April and is immediately available to register.
Domain names can be deleted by Norid
In special cases, we can initiate a deletion process. For example, if your domain name registration has not been renewed, or if it is no longer associated with an organization that has a valid organization number.
Whatever the reason, we will send you a notice in good time. The notice informs you that the domain name is at risk of deletion, and tells you what you need to do to stop the process: Contact a registrar who will help you sort things out.
To ensure that this kind of notices reach you, it is very important that you keep the contact data associated with your domain name up to date.