You must be a customer of a registrar in order to register a domain name; you cannot place an order directly with us. All payments for the domain name subscription is done to the registrar.
What you can expect from your registrar
The registrar will place the order for your subscription with Norid, and they will help you with any changes to your subscription, such as updating your registered contact information. The registrar will make sure your subscription continues for as long as you want it to.
We require all registrars to have adequate technical skills, and be able to handle the administrative connected with the domain business. New registrars must pass a test before they are approved.
Most registrars offer various services associated with your domain name, including web hosting, e-mail and website building tools.
How to choose a registrar
You can choose any registrars from our list of registrars. You can use a filter to sort the list based on different criteria, for instance whether the registrars offers services to private individuals or not, and where they are based.. You can also choose to see registrars that offer to secure domain names with DNSSEC (recommended standard) .
It is a good idea to check references and compare the rates and conditions of several registrars before you decide. Always ask which services are included in the price. You can also check whether the registrar offers solutions for self service on their webpage if this is important for you.
We cannot recommend one registrar over another.
What does a domain name subscription cost?
The registrar pays a set rate to us to register a domain name subscription. You pay your registrar for their part of the job, this normally includes the subscription fee. Rates vary depending on the types of services you order, rates also vary between registrars.
Our price to the registrar for a domain name subscription is 60 NOK plus VAT. The fee is the same whether it is a new subscription or a continuation of an existing one.
The registrars have different price models, and some also have special offers that might result in a lower price. It can therefore be worth while to check prices from several registrars.