Norid AS

Abels gt. 5, Teknobyen

Phone +47 73 55 73 55

As a registrar, you are responsible for all procedures involving registration and maintenance of domain names. In this section, we have collected all of the general requirements that apply to domain holders, domain names and domain name subscriptions, as well as requirements that apply to holder authentication. 

There are detailed guides with technical specifications for all common procedures and operations.

The domain name holder

The domain name

The domain name subscription

  • is extended for one year at a time
  • is terminated automatically if the holder dies or is deleted from the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities
    • a new subscription can be created for a new domain holder in the period before the domain name is deleted.
  • the registrar shall contact the subscriber annually and inform them of what information Norid has registered about the subscriptions the registrar is handling for the subscriber. This requirement is set in the Registrar Agreement, clause 4.3 (PDF)
  • if the organization is bankrupt or going through forced dissolution, then the Bankruptcy Act applies and the trustee in bankruptcy (bobestyrer) controls the estate.

Authentication of the domain name holder

As a registrar, you are responsible for authenticating the domain name holder for all types of registrations. You need to substantiate, with a high degree of probability, that the person requesting a registration, deletion, renewal, etc., actually is the person they claim to be, and that they represent the holder.

We have no formal requirements for the authentication process. This means you determine which authentication procedures you want to implement. A signature with a secure electronic ID (BankID or qualified electronic certificate) would be sufficient as documentation, but less secure solutions may also satisfy requirements. The requirement is that you are able to document sound internal procedures for customer authentication. On request, you must be able to both document your own procedures and provide evidence of satisfactory identification in any specific case.

Published: 22 April 2020
Updated: 24 September 2021