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System Maintenance Tuesday 2019-01-29

Norid is planning system maintenance on the registry system on Tuesday 2019-01-29 08:00-10:00 CET. The registry system (EPP and the EPP client), PID automaton, applicant declaration system, registrar web, whois, RDAP and DAS will be unavailable in short periods during the maintenance window. The name service (DNS) will not be affected.

Sami language versions of kommune.no

Three new second level category domains that are Sami language versions of kommune.no and herad.no will be opened in January. The new category domains are suohkan.no, gielda.no og tjielte.no. The new category domains will have the same terms and conditions (policy) as kommune.no and herad.no and they become available for registrations on Tuesday 8 January 2019. In addition to the new …

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 pm31 December: closed1 January 2019: closed The zone file will be produced at the normal times through the holidays.

Registry system upgrade on Tuesday 2018-12-11

Norid will upgrade the registry system on Tuesday 11th of December, from 08:00 to 10:00 CEST. The services will be available during the upgrade, but short interruptions will occur.  

DNSSEC recommended standard for the public sector

Agency for Public Management and eGovernment (Difi) has decided that the security mechanism DNSSEC is a recommended standard for domain names registered by the public sector in Norway. Less than half of these domains are secured today, and the number is particularly low for state enterprises. With a share of 58 percent DNSSEC-secured domain names, …

Registry services are moved to primary site in Oslo 2018-12-11

On Tuesday 11th of December 2018, Norid plans to move the registry services from the registry site in Trondheim to the site in Oslo. The services will be unavailable Tuesday 11th of December 2018 between 16:00 and 20:00 CET. We expect to use less than the allocated four hours for the switch. The systems will …

RDAP, new lookup service for domain name data

Norid is introducing a new lookup service for domain name data based on the new protocol RDAP. The RDAP protocol is an international standard for domain name information lookup. We plan for it to eventually replace our current whois service. RDAP har a number of improvements over whois. The data transaction format is more formally …

Registry services are moved to secondary site in Trondheim 2018-11-20

On Tuesday 20th of November 2018, Norid plan to move the registry services to the registry site in Trondheim. The date for the move back to Oslo will be announced later. The services will be unavailable Tuesday 20th of November 2018 between 16:00 and 20:00 CET. We expect to use less than the allocated four …

Registry system upgrade on Tuesday 2018-11-06

Norid will upgrade the registry system on Tuesday 6 November, from 08:00 to 10:00 CEST. The services will be available during the upgrade, but short interruptions will occur. The PID-automat will now do a direct lookup in Folkeregisteret. So, the person will get an immediate response with the PID. Otherwise some error corrections and some …

Many domains due for renewal in November

November is a month where many domains are due for renewal. This is because all domains registered before November 1999 were given the registration date 15 November 1999. All registrars should therefore check their balance to avoid failed renewals. You can check how many domains under your management that need to be renewed each month …

IANA KSK rollover 2018

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.

Registrar seminar 2018

Norid will arrange a seminar for registrars on Thursday 29 November in Oslo. This seminar will be held in Norwegian only.

Reminder: Cleanup of technical contacts

This is a reminder that the registrars must update technical contacts within 15 October 2018.  As of 25 September 2018, some 78 000 domains have a person for their technical contact (tech-c). In order to comply with the requirements in Norid’s data model, these must be updated so that the tech-c becomes a role. For more information …

New registrar list

Domain applicants can see a list of registrars on Norid’s website that shows all the companies that have a registrar agreement with us. To make it easier for the customer to find a registrar that fits their needs, this list will now be changed to only publish those registrars that want to receive new customers. …

System Maintenance Tuesday 2018-09-11

Norid is planning system maintenance on the registry system on Tuesday 2018-09-11 08:00-10:00 CEST. 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.

Registry system upgrade on Tuesday 2018-09-04

Norid will upgrade the registry system on Tuesday 4 September, from 08:00 to 10:00 CEST. The services will be available during the upgrade, but short interruptions will occur. The upgrade fix an error in the registry system that makes the applicant declaration disappear from the delegation in a specific situation. We are also working on …

Services unavailable 2018-08-20

Due to a hardware related error in our systems, services were unavailable from about 0400 to 0830 today, Monday 20th of August 2018. The error has been corrected and we are working with vendors to prevent this from happening again. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Registry system upgrade on Tuesday 2018-08-14

Norid will upgrade the registry system on Tuesday August 14, 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.

Old invoices sent out by mistake

Invoices were unfortunately wrongly issued to some registrars today. The invoices that were issued were old invoices dated in April 2018. This was caused by a fault in the system of our invoice distributor which caused an old invoice file to be redistributed. The invoices can be ignored and should not be paid. We apologise …

The EPP service is now running as normal

Since Wednesday morning we have experienced problems with the EPP service and the registry database has been slower than usual. In May when we introduced a new data model in the registry system, many objects were deleted from the database. Yesterday morning these objects were removed, and this generated more service messages than normal. We …

Cleanup of technical contacts

Following the conversion to the new data model, there is some data cleanup required. Some 130 000 domains still have a physical person as the technical contact (tech-c), and these must be updated with a role tech-c. When we converted the data this spring, the following changes were done for technical contacts: Name servers: persons …

Privacy: Registrarer are controllers

Norid has reviewed whether the registrars are processors on behalf of Norid or independent controllers according to the definitions in the GDPR. The conclusion is that the registrars controllers.

System Maintenance Tuesday 2018-05-29

Norid is planning system maintenance on the registry system on Tuesday 2018-05-29 08:00-10:00 CEST. 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 Applicant’s statement on 22 May 2018

2018 brings new and stricter rules for processing personal data. In order to make the purpose of Norid’s processing of data about domain name holders clear, we will update the Applicant's statement.

Change in start date for data conversion and new data model

The previous announced date for forced data conversion is changed to May 4th 18:00 CET Due to the fact that it takes more than 12 hours to convert all data objects, we are moving the start to Friday evening. The forced data conversion will start Friday at 18:00 CET and we estimate that we are …

System maintenenance – data conversion and new data model 2018-05-05

Forced data conversion in the registration system and introduction of new data model (Note that the conversion date has been moved from 21 April to 5 May due to extensive network maintenance by one of our subcontractors.) According to the plan for the new data model, Norid will perform forced data conversion on Saturday, May …

Easter opening hours

During the Easter holidays, Norid has the following opening hours: Monday 26 March: 8 am – 4 pm Tuesday 27 March: 8 am – 4 pm Wednesday 28 March: 8 am – 12 noon Thursday 29 March – Monday 2 April: Closed The zone file will be published as usual during Easter. We wish you …

Registry system upgrade Tuesday 2018-03-13

Support for new data model Norid will perform an upgrade of the registry system on Tuesday 2018-03-13 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 whois service for registrars

Today, we are launching a new whois service reserved for our registrars. The service will give the registrars the same access to customer data as they have today, also after the public whois service changes to satisfy new privacy regulations.

PID service unavailable 2018-02-06

Our PID service is unavailable at the moment. We expect it to be available again during first half of Wednesday 7th of February. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

System maintenance 2018-02-06

Norid is planning system maintenance on the registry system on Tuesday 2018-02-06 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. Kind regards, UNINETT Norid AS

Registry services are moved back to primary site in Oslo 2018-02-06

On Tuesday 6th of February 2018, Norid plan to move the registry services back to the registry site in Oslo. The services will be unavailable Tuesday 6th of February 2018 16:00 – 20:00. We expect to use less than the allocated four hours for the switch. The systems will be available again as soon as …

Registry services are moved to secondary site in Trondheim 2018-01-23

Norid plan to move our registry services on Tuesday 23 January 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 23 January 2018 16:00 – 20:00. We expect to use less than the allocated four hours for the …

System maintenance in the test system for new data model 2018-01-09

According to the plan for the new data model, Norid will stop the test system and perform a forced data conversion. The work will be carried out on Tuesday 2018-01-09 in the period 08:00 – 12:00 CET. All services will be stopped while the changes are made. After startup, the system will only accept data …

Incorrect warning of low balance

Last night several registrars wrongfully experienced to have a negative balance. This was due to an error in connection with import of the cash invoices which caused December transactions to be withdrawn twice. The balance has now been corrected. Any domain renewals that have failed will automatically be renewed tonight. Applications for domains that have …

Old invoices sent out by mistake

Invoices were unfortunately wrongly issued to some registrars yesterday. The invoices that were issued were old invoices dated in October 2017. This was caused by a bug in the system which meant that an old invoice file was reloaded and sent out. We apologise for the mistake. The invoices can be ignored.

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