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 to go with their name, but many also choose something entirely different: a name that means something to them personally, like the name of a pet, a name from the area where they live, or the name of a club or association.
How many domain names can you have?
Organizations can register up to 100 domain names per organization number.
You can register up to 5 domain names as a private individual.
If you have reached your limit and want to register additional domain names, you need to delete an old domain name before you can register a new one.
Which characters can you use in a domain name?
The domain name must consist of no less than 2 and no more than 63 characters. The name can include
- letters from a to z
- Norwegian special characters, see list
- numbers from 0 to 9
- hyphen, but the domain name cannot start or end with a hyphen
Using æ, ø, å and other Norwegian special characters
You can use Norwegian special characters in a domain name. The term Norwegian special characters includes all characters used to correctly spell words in the official Norwegian languages: bokmål, nynorsk, Northern Sami, Southern Sami and Lule Sami. There are 24 such special characters, of which æ, ø and å are the most common.
Please be aware that many e-mail clients do not support the use of special characters in e-mail addresses. Special characters can also be a drawback if you are going to be communicating with people outside Norway, as they often cannot find these characters on their keyboard. It can therefore be a good idea to have two versions of the same domain name, one with the correct Norwegian spelling and one with an international spelling format (a for å, o for ø, etc.).
Starting your own business?
If you have plans to start your own business, we recommend the look-up service navnesok.no. This service lets you search the domain name register, the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities and the trademark register in a single search.
Read more about registering a domain name when starting your own business