Norid AS

Abels gt. 5, Teknobyen

Phone +47 73 55 73 55

Domain name holders are free to find a new registrar whenever they want. Your responsibility is to make sure the transfer is as smooth as possible, without problems or delays, regardless of whether you are the old registrar or the new.

When you are transferring a domain name over to yourself from another registrar, you need a transfer code, or a one-time code if the transfer code is not available. The transfer code requirement protects against domain names being randomly transferred between registrars. The code may only be set and changed by the current registrar of the domain name.

When the holder requests a transfer code, this code must be issued as soon as possible and within five business days at the latest. This applies regardless of the reason why the holder has requested a transfer.

Transfer using a transfer code

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Transfer using a one-time code (backup procedure)

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    The code is sent to the holder's primary email address, unless you choose to have it sent to an alternative email address registered on the holder.
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When neither transfer code nor one-time code is available

If all contacts are unavailable, and the one-time code does not reach the holder, Norid can manually add a new email address as the point of contact for the domain name.

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    The following documentation is necessary:
    - certificate of incorporation (firmaattest)
    - a copy of ID for one of the persons who have the right to sign for the company, as noted on the certificate of incorporation (redact the last five numbers of the birth number (fødselsnummer))
    - private individuals: a copy of official ID, e.g. passport or driver's license (redact the last five numbers of the birth number (fødselsnummer))
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Acquire a domain name left without a registrar

Sometimes domain names are not associated with a registrar and are left with the registrar ID REG0. The transfer codes for these domains were deleted when the registrar renounced registrar liability for the domains. In these cases, you will initiate a regular transfer command and leave the field for the transfer code (AuthInfo) blank

If you are acquiring an expired domain name, you need to confirm that you want to renew the domain name, while also retrieving the domain name from REG0. This is done as part of the transfer procedure.

Published: 23 April 2020
Updated: 29 April 2021