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

Organizations can register up to 100 domain names per organization number.

Private individuals

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.

Read more about your registration options

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.).

List of Norwegian special characters

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

Updated: 18 June 2019