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Norid AS

Abels gt. 5, Teknobyen

Phone +47 73 55 73 55

Holiday opening hours

For the Christmas holidays Norid will have the following opening hours: 24 December: closed25 December: closed26 December: closed27 December: 9 am – 3 pm28 December: 9 am – 3 pm29 December: 9 am – 3 pm30 December: closed31 December: closed1 January 2018: closed The zone file will be produced at the normal times through the …

The new payment model is now launched

The new payment model is now in effect and the registry system is up and running again. All registrars who have made a prepayment or have transferred their deposit to the new model, can now see their balance on the registrar web. We recommend that everyone log in and check that the balance is accurate. …

System maintenance 2017-12-05

Norid is planning system maintenance on the registry system on Tuesday 2017-12-05 08:00-10:00 CET. The registry system (EPP and the EPP client), PID automaton, applicant declaration system, registrar web, whois and DAS will be unavailable in short periods during the maintenance window. The name service (DNS) will not be affected.

New data model: Tech contact must be a role

We have decided to adjust the new data model. The technical contact for delegations and name servers shall be a role in the new model; it will notbe possible to register a person. Why make this change? The changes to Norid’s data model has been balanced up against the considerations for data privacy that is …

System maintenance 2017-11-28

Norid will perform system maintenance on the registry system on Tuesday 2017-11-28 08:00-10:00 CET. The upgrade will introduce code to support the new payment model which shall apply from 1 December. The registry system (EPP and the EPP client), registrar web and PID automaton will be unavailable in short periods during the maintenance window. The …

National Internet Forum 2017: Trust and security in our digital world

At the National Internet Forum last year, the focus was on how to handle illegal content on the internet. This year, we follow up with a seminar on the digitizing of our society and how security and trust on the internet is fundamental to our daily life and to the development of new services online. …

Seminar about data protection and GDPR

Norid will host a seminar with focus on data protection and the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will be in effect from May 2018. The seminar will be held in Trondheim on Tuesday 5 December 2017 from 9.30 am to 4 pm, and will be in Norwegian only.

New payment model – account open for payments

As informed previously the current payment model with deposits will be replaced by a model where each registrar has their own account which can be filled as needed. The new payment model will be in effect from 1 December 2017, and it is now possible to transfer money to your new account.

Seminar about data protection and GDPR

Norid will host a seminar with focus on data protection and the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will be in effect from May 2018. The seminar will be held in Trondheim on Tuesday 5 December 2017 from 9.30 am to 4 pm, and will be in Norwegian only.

Foreign registrars wrongfully invoiced with VAT

On the invoices issued yesterday, registrars outside of Norway have been wrongfully invoiced with VAT. This applies to invoices dated 4 October 2017. We apologize for the mistake, and ask all foreign registrars to ignore this invoice. The invoices will be credited and new invoices without VAT will be issued shortly.

Last chance for discount on DNSSEC signing

Thanks to a great effort by our registrars, Norway was among best in the world with 54 percent DNSSEC secured domains few months after the launch in the fall of 2014. The high level of signed domains have been a good motivation for Internet service providers to turn on validation for domain inquiries. With a …

IANA KSK rollover

IANA is currently performing a root KSK rollover. Validating resolvers must have the new trust anchor configured before October 11th. See the IANA web pages for more information on the rollover process, and for detailed configuration suggestions for a number of resolver products.

30 years of Norwegian domain names – seminar 18 October

In March this year we passed an important milestone: 30 years of Norwegian domain names under the country code .no. Since 1987 .no has been an essential part of the Norwegian internet infrastructure. Norid wish to take this opportunity to reflect on the possibilities and challenges the digital development represents. We will do this with …

Norid has a new phone number

Norid has a new phone number. The new number is +47 73 55 73 55. The old number will still be functional for a while, before it is phased out.

Reminder: AuthInfo (transfer code) mandatory from 19 September

Reminder that AuthInfo (transfer code) will be mandatory for all .no domains starting on Tuesday 19 September.   We kindly ask that registrars who have not set transfer codes on the domains of their customers do so before 19 September. Domains that do not have a transfer code set by 19 September will have a code set …

System maintenance 2017-09-12

Norid is planning system maintenance on the registry system on Tuesday 2017-09-12 08:00-10:00 CET (please note the date). The registry system (EPP and the EPP client) PID automaton and registrar web will be unavailable in short periods during the maintenance window. The name service (DNS) will not be affected. Kind regards, UNINETT Norid AS

Kommune.no and herad.no have now been signed

Kommune.no and herad.no have now been signed by Norid. They were signed yesterday, Tuesday 29 August. This means that domains under kommune.no and herad.no now can choose increased security with DNSSEC because all the links above are secured. This is good news for all municipals since many of them run services where it is important …

No Norwegian VAT for registrars outside of Norway

In June Norid asked the Norwegian Tax Administration for a ruling on whether registrars outside Norway should pay VAT. The Norwegian Tax Administration has now decided that Norid shall not collect VAT on domains sold through registrars outside of Norway. As informed previously this year, the Norwegian Tax Administration has concluded that Norid’s domain name …

AuthInfo (transfer code) mandatory from 19 September

In 2010 AuthInfo was introduced as a safety measure against unwanted domain name transfers. This mechanism has been optional so far, but will now become mandatory for all .no domain names. The experiences with this safety measure are good. Domain names are no longer transfered against the holder’s will, and the number of domains with …

New customers under kommune.no and herad.no

All domains under kommune.no and herad.no are as previously informed moved from KS to Norid. Registrars must transfer their customers’ domains to their accounts by 4 September 2017. In order to make the process easier for the municipalities we will also invite registrars who want these customers to let us know. Please be aware that …

VAT delayed until 1 September

Norid has asked the Norwegian Tax Administration for a ruling on whether registrars outside Norway should pay VAT. This ruling is not yet finished, and we have been granted a respite until 1 September.  As previously announced, the Norwegian Tax Administration has concluded that Norid’s domain name business is taxable, thus obliging us to collect …

New data model – implementation project

Norid has now decided what the new data model should contain and has also started an implementation project. Information about the new data model, and the implementation project and its progress, has now been published and will be maintained on dedicated web pages for the project.Registrars should read the information carefully to be prepared for …

Registry system upgrade on Tuesday 2017-06-20

Norid will upgrade the registry system on Tuesday 20 June, from 08:00 to 10:00 CEST. The services will be available during the upgrade, but short interruptions may occur. One functional change is done – a new column that shows if authInfo is set or not for each domain is added to the domain list on …

New payment model

Norid is planning to introduce a new payment model. The current model with deposits will be replaced with a model where each registrar has their own account with a balance that can be increased when needed. The goal is to offer registrars a more flexible payment model. The transition to a new payment model will …

Data for domains within kommune.no and herad.no

On 23 May the domains within the second-level category domains kommune.no and herad.no were transferred to Norid’s database. The data belonging to the registrations are primarily based on the information we received from KS.  The following data were received from KS for each domain registration: Name of holder, organization number, postal address, phone number and email address  The legal …

Kommune.no and herad.no moved to Norid

Yesterday, 23 May, all domains within the second-level category domains kommune.no and herad.no were transferred to Norid. All is now set for the registrars to do their part.  The transfer is complete, and the registrars can now start transferring their customers’ domains to their accounts. Please be aware that this only relates to domains ending in kommune.no and herad.no. Municipalities and counties …

Change of data model for the registration system

Norid plans to make some changes to the registration system data model. The plans have been discussed with the registrar association Dot-Enno and were presented at the registrar seminar on 26 April. So far no one has had any significant objections to the proposal. We now encourage all registrars to review the proposal and report …

Registry system upgrade on Tuesday 2017-05-16

Norid will upgrade the registry system on Tuesday 16 May, from 08:00 to 10:00 CEST. The services will be available during the upgrade, but short interruptions will occur. The upgrade will not introduce any functional changes.

Registry services are switched to primary site in Oslo 2017-05-02

On Tuesday 02 May, Norid plan to switch the registry services back to the registry site in Oslo, as a part of maintenance procedures. Due to this being a bigger change than usual, the services will be unavailable Tuesday 02 May 2017 18.00 – 24.00. Please note the time! We expect to use less than …

VAT on domain names from 1 July 2017

The Norwegian Tax Administration has considered the question of whether Norid’s domain name business is taxable. The conclusion is that we are obligated to collect VAT, and this comes into effect on 1 July 2017. This order means that starting on 1 July 2017, we will add 25 % VAT to our invoices for registrations, …

Easter opening hours

During the Easter holidays, Norid has the following opening hours: Monday 10 April and Tuesday 11 April: 8 am – 4 pm Wednesday 12 April: 8 am – 12 noon Thursday 13 April – Monday 17 April: Closed The zone file will be published as usual during Easter. We wish you all a Happy Easter.

Reminder – registrar seminar 26 April 2017

Norid will arrange a seminar for registrars on Wednesday 26 April in Oslo. This seminar will be held in Norwegian only. More information and the agenda can be found here.

Registry services are moved to secondary site in Trondheim 2017-04-04

Norid plan to move our registry services on Tuesday 04 April to the registry site in Trondheim. The date for the move back to Oslo will be announced at a later date. The services will be unavailable Tuesday 04 April 2017 20.00 – 24.00. We expect to use less than the allocated four hours for the switch. The …

System disturbances for the .no registry system on 2017-03-20

The registry system for .no had problems on Monday 20 March 2017 between 07:10 and 07:25 CET (UTC+1). During this period most registry services were unstable or unavailable. The domain name system (DNS) was not affected. The problems were caused by faults in underlying systems. Between 2017-03-20 07:14:11 CET and 2017-03-20 07:20:44 CET the EPP system was down, …

Test system upgrade on Friday 2017-03-03

Norid will upgrade the test system (*.test.norid.no) on Friday 3 March, from 09:00 to 10:00 CEST. The services will be unavailable during the upgrade.

Registry system upgrade on Tuesday 2017-02-21

Norid will upgrade the registry system on Tuesday 21 February, from 08:00 to 09:00 CEST. The services will be available during the upgrade, but short interruptions will occur. The upgrade will add the sami letter ï to the list of valid character in domain names.  

Domain name policy update: Adjusted routines for confiscating domains

The update concerns the following parts of the domain name policy: Adjusted routines for confiscation of domain names The letter ï (i-umlaut) is added to the list of permitted characters Youth Businesses and Student Businesses no longer have specially assigned organization numbers Clarification that a domain name cannot be deleted while it is involved in …

Registry system upgrade on Tuesday 2017-01-24

Norid will upgrade the registry system on Tuesday 24 January, from 08:00 to 10:00 CEST. During the upgrade, the services may be periodically unavailable, as we have to close access to them in order to introduce the new code in a stable and controlled manner. The upgrade will correct some errors but will otherwise cause …