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Norid AS

Abels gt. 5, Teknobyen

Phone +47 73 55 73 55

How many Norwegian domain names are there? How many new domain names are registered and how many are deleted? Who are the biggest registrars for Norwegian domain names? On this page you can find statistics about the Norwegian domain marked.

Statistics about domain names

Number of domain names under .no

Number of domains last 24 hours

Number of domain names under .no

Table view of number of domain names under .no

Year Number of domains
1999 37703
2000 62599
2001 128165
2002 158272
2003 184104
2004 222083
2005 256122
2006 308472
2007 361118
2008 412839
2009 455004
2010 499901
2011 541181
2012 566566
2013 606760
2014 650118
2015 680214
2016 716548
2017 747679
2018 764691
2019 781946
2020 802758

Since 17 March 1987 .no has been the national top level domain for Norway. In 1989 the database consisted of 19 domain names. In 1995 the number had increased to more than 1000 domain names and in year 2000 we exceeded  50 000 registered Norwegian domain names. In 2016 we exceeded 700 000 domain names.

Development in the number of new registrations of domain names

Table view of development in the number of new registrations of domain names

Year Number of new domains
1999 37707
2000 26145
2001 67210
2002 33871
2003 34946
2004 52772
2005 51234
2006 69588
2007 77659
2008 76896
2009 81555
2010 80039
2011 92779
2012 120563
2013 111100
2014 124078
2015 121394
2016 127148
2017 129248
2018 121702
2019 119920
2020 119170

The graph shows the development in the number of new registrations of domain names per year from 1999 until today. Three conditions may have impacted the numbers. In February 2001 some big changes were made to the terms and conditions. Each holder could now order more than one domain name, and did not need to document rights to the name. In February 2004 it became possible to register domain names with national characters (æ, ø, å and some other characters). In June 2014 private individuals were permitted to register domain names directly under .no (previously they could only register under ‘priv.no).

Domain names secured with DNSSEC

DNSSEC (DNS Security Extensions) is a security mechanism that is added to the domain name system. With DNSSEC the response to a domain inquiry is signed in a way that makes it possible to check that the response is from the right source and has not been changed on the way. DNSSEC was introduced on the Norwegian marked in December 2014.

Share of domain names secured with DNSSEC

Table view of share of domain names secured with DNSSEC

Year Prosent
2014 4
2015 56
2016 58
2017 58
2018 58
2019 59
2020 61

Number of domain names secured with DNSSEC

Who are the holders of domain names?

Type of holders

Both organizations and private individuals can register Norwegian domain names. Each organization can have up to 100 domain names directly under .no, private individuals can have up to 5.

Statistics about registrars

The ten largest registrars for Norwegian domain names

Table view of the ten largest registrars for Norwegian domain names

Registrar Number of domains
DOMENESHOP AS [NO] 354394
One.com A/S [DK] 64916
PRO ISP AS [NO] 41763
UNIWEB.NO AS [NO] 38935
DIGITAL GARDEN AS [NO] 30183
WEBHUSET AS [NO] 28209
SYSE AS [NO] 19832
Ascio Technologies Inc. [DK] 19374
Name SRS AB [SE] 16782
Telenor Norge AS [NO] 10018

Published: 14 February 2020
Updated: 14 April 2020