Changes in the .no domain name policy on March 1st 2007

Following a review of the domain name policy for .no, we will be making a few minor adjustments.

Changes in Appendix G

On December 1st 2006 Norid allowed registrars to register and transfer domains based on an applicant declaration form received by fax. We have had some feedback and questions afterwards about scanned copies and whether these can be accepted on the same grounds as fax copies.

The reason for not accepting scanned copies the first time around was that Norid wanted to take one step at a time and consider any consequences. We also wanted to see if there was an actual need before further exceptions were accepted. After looking at the legal aspects the conclusion is that scanned copies can be accepted on the same grounds as fax copies.

From March 1st 2007 we will accept scanned declaration forms in the following (in order of preference) formats:

  • png
  • pdf
  • tif
  • jpeg

This does not involve any changes to the basic conditions or the responsibility to make sure that the declaration form is in fact signed by an authorised person. The registrar must keep an eye on the email address when receiving a scanned copy of the declaration form, the same way he must pay attention to the fax number when the form is sent by fax. In both cases it must be easy to determine when the declaration form was received and in both cases the original declaration form must be archived by either the holder or the registrar.

Clarification of Norid’s responsibilty

The following paragraph will be added to the declaration form:

The applicant organization hereby accepts that Norid cannot be held responsible to the applicant for any direct or indirect loss which is due to faults on the operation or operation shut-down at Norid which are caused by circumstances beyond Norid’s control.

The new applicant declaration form is valid from March 1st 2007.

Clarification of 10.1

Old wording:
10.1 Any application for transfer must be accompanied by the written approval of the domain name holder. The organization designated by the holder for a transfer of the domain name must satisfy the applicant requirements for a new application.

New wording:
10.1 Any application for transfer must be accompanied by the written approval of the domain name holder. A transfer is considered to be a removal follwed by a new registration. The organization designated by the holder for a transfer of the domain name must satisfy the applicant requirements for a new application. The date of transfer is considered to be the date of registration for the domain, and therefore the starting point for calculating the time limit for filing complaints.

At the same time the following line is added to the second paragraph in the ‘Charges and billing routines’ document:

If the domain has been transferred from one holder to another, the renewal date will be based on the original date of registration.
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