European Domains: Norway (.no)
Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the Norwegian domain type, ie. “no”. Therefore to search “www.bb-online.no” enter “bb-online” and nothing else.
The only letters allowed within a domain name are: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Spaces are NOT ALLOWED.
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Once the domain is registered
All Norwegian domain names registered with us are stored on our international server. Domains registered with us are automatically provided with their own under-construction page - this notifies potential registrants that the name has been acquired and is now registered. The under-construction page is offered free of charge and may be used indefinitely.
It is possible for Web and/or Mail forwarding to be provided for Norwegian domains.
Domain transfer/release fees are charged are by a majority of registrars, but BB Online make no charge to transfer a domain to another Norwegian domain name registrar.
Very popular in Norway; most sites are in second-level names rather than the various third-level registrations available.no is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Norway.
Norid runs the .no registry and maintains the database for all Internet domains under .no. It is not possible to apply for a domain name through Norid. So in order to apply for a domain name you have to go through a registrar. The registrar is therefor the link between your organization and Norid. Nordid are responsible for developing the domain name policy for the domain space .no according to the needs of the society and within the framework of the Domain Regulation. Norid have a strong social responsibility since they manage a resource whch is important for most parts of the society.
In order for a Organization to register a domain under the domain ".no" a valid organization number must be shown. This means that your organization number has to be in the "the Brønnøysund Register Centre" also known as Enhetsregisteret. Not only will your organisation have to show a organisation number but you must also provide a paper that shows your Norwegian postal address. An organization can hold up to twenty domains directly within .no. In addition, the organization can register up to 5 domain names under relevant branches, and up to 5 domain names under each geographical area to which the organization has an affiliation.
Since the launch of the .no domain in 1983, the number of domain names under .no has grown rapidly. The number of active domain names reached 100 in 1991. And that number increased tenfold every third year, reaching 1000 in 1995, 10.000 in 1997 and 100.000 in 2001. Today, the growth rate is somewhat lower and in July 2009 the number of domain names directly within the .no domain reached 433.004 on an average 200 domain names gets registered each day.
The following geographical second level domain names (2LD) are available under the domain name
|Sogn og Fjordane||sf.no||Møre og Romsdal||mr.no|
The diagram below shows the number of domain names with Norwegian subscribers in the largest generic top-level domains compared with the figure for .no. This shows the superiority of the ".no" which makes it a very attractive domain name for organisations and businesses.
• .no 409481
• .com 166367
• .net 44648
• .org 23519
• .info 15642
• .biz 8977
The figures for generic top-level domains are from webhosting.info (November 2008).
In principle, you are free to choose whatever domain name you like. However, there are no possibilities to choose a name which is already in use, or on that part a name which is prohibited or reserved for various reasons. It is your responsibility as an applicant to ensure that the domain name does not contravene the domain name policy.
Some domain names may be classified by the registry as a premium domain name and will command a higher price. If you request a premium domain name we will contact you before completing your order.
In addition, the registry may at any time reserve domain names from registration or the sale may be restricted to comply with ICANN requirements.
Registration is only open to organisations and companies registered in the BrÈ¹nnÈ¹ysund Register Centre.
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