When you are building a website and creating e-mail addresses, you need a domain name. Domain names are created on a first come, first served basis; there is only one of each domain name in the entire world. On our pages you can find out if the domain name you want is available. For the actual registration, you must go through a domain name provider.

Create a personal ID

When you register a domain name as a private individual, we need to know your national identity number in order to know who you are. To protect your national identity number going forward, you create your own personal ID with us. You use your personal ID instead of your national identity number when you register a domain name, and in any future follow-up concerning your subscription.

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Find available domain name

Is the domain name available? What kind of name should I choose? It’s a good idea to choose a domain name that is both easy to remember and easy to market. It could be the name of your business, a product name, a trademark or the name of a project. Private individuals can also choose …

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Subscription terms and conditions

When you register a domain name, you create a subscription for the domain name. You hold the right to use the domain name for as long as you pay the annual fee. The parties to the subscription contract are you, as the holder, and Norid, as the party responsible for the service, and the contract regulates your rights and obligations. You accept the terms and conditions by signing an applicant's declaration. Your domain name provider will make sure this is taken care of.

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Find a domain name provider

All providers in the list have an agreement with us. The providers are listed in random order. You can filter the list, so that you only see providers that are relevant for your needs, such as providers located in Norway or in a particular place in Norway.

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Thinking about starting a business?

When you are starting your own business, you need to register a domain name and a business name and think about whether you need to protect your trademarks and any other rights. It is important to do these registrations in the right order. If you also use your domain name as your profile name in social media, your business will have a clear identity across all platforms. This increases the chance of people remembering you and finding you.

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