Norid AS runs the registry for Norwegian domain names. All domains directly under .no are registered with us. In addition to processing applications we develop the domain name policy according to the needs of society. We are also responsible for the technical operation and development of associated services. We also handle other national tasks related to our core activities.

In order to develop and adapt the rules for allocating domain names, we co-operate with various stakeholders. We also take social responsibility by working to keep the domain name system reliable and robust, and to ensure that it is governed in an open and democratic way.

The service is regulated by the Domain Name Regulations and is supervised by the Norwegian Communications Authority (Nkom). Norid is not a public administrative agency, and the allocation of domain names is based on private law. We are a neutral party, and the business is run non-profit. Norid is a subsidiary in the Uninett Group.

Norid has also been delegated the responsibility for the top level domains .bv (Bouvetøya) and .sj (Svalbard and Jan Mayen). So far these have not been opened for registration of domain names.

Organization (staff and Board of Directors)

The Uninett Group

Key information

Company nameNorid AS
Organization number985 821 585
Number of staff16
Turnover 2018NOK 46.2 M
Bank account4200.49.88080
Founded1 July 2003

Key data in The Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities

Press spokespersons

Hilde Thunem, Managing Director (high resolution picture)

Elisabeth Farstad, Senior Adviser, Information and PR (high resolution picture)

Administrative framework

Strategy 2017–2021 (PDF – Norwegian only)

Statutes (Norwegian only)

Administrative model

Access to Norid’s documents


Updated: 27 August 2019