Norid https://teknisk.norid.no Driver registeret for norske domenenavn Tue, 10 Jan 2023 12:28:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 System Maintenance 2023-01-17 https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/systemvedlikehold-2023-01-17/ Tue, 10 Jan 2023 11:59:18 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18810 Norid is planning system maintenance on the registry system on Tuesday 2023-01-17 from 9 AM to 11 AM CET.

The registry system (EPP and the EPP client), PID automaton, applicant declaration system, registrar web, whois, RDAP and DAS will be unavailable during the maintenance window.

The name service (DNS) will not be affected.

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Holiday opening hours https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/apningstider-i-julen-2022/ Wed, 21 Dec 2022 08:07:51 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18794 For the Christmas holidays Norid will have the following opening hours:

Friday 23 December: 10 am - 2 pm
Monday 26 December: closed
Tuesday 27 December: closed
Wednesday 28 December: 10 am - 2 pm
Thursday 29 December: 10 am - 2 pm
Friday 30 December: 10 am - 2 pm

The zone file will be produced at the normal times through the holidays.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Authenticated access to RDAP https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/autentisert-tilgang-til-rdap-2/ Wed, 07 Dec 2022 10:21:35 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18758 Norid now offers authenticated access to our RDAP lookup service, rdap.norid.no. Authenticated queries give extended access to data and an extended set of search functions.

You can read more about the service, and how to make authenticated queries, on our web site.

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Annual registrar fee https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/annual-registrar-fee/ Tue, 29 Nov 2022 11:44:29 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18741 All registrars must pay for at least 100 domain name subscriptions each calendar year.

You can check your activity on the registrar web under “Domain portfolio” and Transactions.

If you have not registered or extended at least 100 domain name subscriptions by the end of this year you must pay a fee that covers the difference between the sum of 100 subscription fees and the amount that you have already paid for subscriptions during this calendar year. The fee will be billed in January 2023.

Read more about the annual registrar fee

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Reminder- registrar seminar 17 November 2022 https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/paminnelse-forhandlerseminar-17-november-2022/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 11:54:17 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18716 The deadline for signing up to the seminar and dinner is 11 November.

Agenda and registration

The seminar is in Norwegian only.

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Reminder – Survey about RDAP https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/paminnelse-sporreundersokelse-om-rdap/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 11:55:16 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18702 Remember to answer the survey about RDAP. The deadline to participate is 7 November 2022.

Read more about the survey

Click here to start the survey

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Survey about RDAP https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/sporreundersokelse-om-rdap/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 12:21:06 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18654 RDAP is a lookup service for domain data which is the successor to the current whois protocol. The service is currently under development at many registries, and at Norid as well. Due to this we have made a survey which we hope you as a registrar can answer.

If you are not the correct recipient for this survey, please forward it to one of your colleagues that can answer. The survey takes about 2-3 minutes.

Click here to start the survey

Please answer the survey by 7 November 2022.

The letters RDAP stand for Registration Data Access Protocol. Norid’s RDAP service is based on the international RDAP protocol. The service is designed as a REST-API and is therefore well suited for automated lookups.

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Invitation to registrar seminar and dinner https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/invitasjon-til-forhandlerseminar-og-middag/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 07:05:59 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18602 Norid will arrange a seminar for registrars on Thursday 17 November in Oslo, with a dinner the night before. This seminar will be held in Norwegian only.

More information and the agenda

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Authenticated access to RDAP https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/autentisert-tilgang-til-rdap/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 06:34:00 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18607 Norid now offers authenticated access to our lookup service, RDAP. Currently this is only available in our test environment, rdap.test.norid.no. Authenticated queries give extended access to data and an extended set of search functions.

Authenticated access is available for all registrars. To gain access you must add a new user on the registrar web. We plan to open for authenticated acces in our production RDAP service in autumn this year.

Documentation on how make authenticated queries, and the extended capabilities it gives, can be found in the RDAP documentation on our web site. There you can also find information about how create a user to access the service.

We will soon send you a survey about RDAP which we hope you will answer. There will also be a session on the registrar seminar about RDAP and authentication.

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The new registrar web is now live https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/ny-forhandlerweb-er-na-i-drift/ Tue, 11 Oct 2022 07:19:01 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18552 The updated registrar web is now live. You will find the same information as before, but we recommend that you log in and familiarize yourself with the new interface. 

All registered data is kept in the new version. This includes all users, so you should be able to log in with your existing username and password.

Please see our previous newsletter for information about what is new

Check your registered data

Even if all your registered data is kept in the new version, we recommend that you log in to the registrar web and check that the information is correct. We especially recommend that you check the following: 

  • Contact information registered for your organization and primary contact. Pay special attention to your public contact information. 
  • Billing address: it is now possible to choose that your billing address should be the same as your organisation address. If this is the case for you, we recommend that you check the box “Use your organisation address” under Economy and Billing address. Your billing address will then be automatically updated if you change your organisation address.  
  • Email addresses subscribed to the email list for registrars  
  • IP-addresses registered for access to the systems. We recommend that you remove any IP-addresses that are no longer in use and add a description for the IP-addresses that you want to keep. 
  • Registered users on the registrar web, and if their permissions for access are correct. 

Check if you have achieved the minimum activity this year

All registrars must pay for at least 100 domain name subscriptions each calendar year. 

On the page “Domain portfolio” under Transactions you can check your activity so far this year. 

If you have not registered or extended at least 100 domain name subscriptions by the end of this year you must pay a fee that covers the difference between the sum of 100 subscription fees and the amount that you have already paid for subscriptions during this calendar year. The fee will be billed in January 2023.  

Read more about the annual registrar fee

New API and possibilities for downloading data 

The registrar web now offers an API which should be used for downloading portfolio lists. 

Before you use the API you must create an API user. The API requires authentication with this username and password, and then supplies a token for further use. A link to the API documentation can be found at the bottom of the domain portfolio page.  

Contact us if you have any questions 

If there is anything you miss, or if you have other feedback regarding the new registrar web, you can send this to info@norid.no. We also want to hear from you if any of the features do not work as expected. 

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New registrar web coming on 11 October 2022 https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/ny-forhandlerweb-lanseres-tirsdag-11-oktober-2022/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 11:01:37 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18512 An updated registrar web is coming soon. The new registrar web has a new look and an improved user interface, but you will find the same information as in the current version.

The look of the current registrar web has largely remained unchanged since its launch, and we have long wished to revise and modernise this part of our websites, too.

Our goal with the new registrar web is to make it easier to find the information you need and make it easier to keep your contact information updated. We have also added some new features.

We hope that the end product is a more user-friendly registrar web that meets your needs as a registrar, while also complying with the universal design requirements.

Login

All the information you have registered in the current regiatrar web will be kept and used in the new version. This includes all your users, so you can log in with the same username and password you already have.

What user level you have will decide how much information is available to you on the registrar web. Users with read-only access can see most of the contents, but they cannot make any changes to it. Information not available via read-only access is, EPP settings, IP lists and access to user administration.

Users with admin access can see all content available to the registrar in the registrar web. They can also make changes and updates to the registrar’s contact information, users and more.

Important changes

Design

The design on the registrar web has been harmonised with the design on Norid’s technical website (teknisk.norid.no). This includes the menu setup. The design is set to meet the requirements for universal design.

It is also responsive and supports tablet devices but does not yet support mobile phones.

Contents

A new feature on the registrar web is a dashboard where you are presented with key figures for your portfolio, and links to the most used information in the current registrar web.

All information about economy/money will now be available under a common menu. This is where you find which invoice address you have registered, read your invoicing details and download copies of your invoices.

All help pages have been removed and replaced with inline help buttons: (?).

Bi-lingual

The registrar web has only been available in English so far. The new version will also be available in Norwegian.

Lost password

You can now request a link to set a new password for an existing user on the registrar web. For this to work, the user must have an email address registered in their user profile. We therefore recommend that you look over the user profiles in your registrar account and check that they all have valid email addresses registered.

When this is set up properly, you will only ever need to ask Norid for help in cases where the user profile lacks a valid email address, and no other local users with admin access are available to do the updates.

Description of IP-addresses

In the list where you whitelist IP-addresses and -blocks for access to the registry and whois services, we have added a description field. You can use this to describe who is using each IP-address.

We hope this will make it easier to maintain the whitelist, and remove IP-addresses that should no longer have access to the services.

API

We offer a new JSON/REST-API that lets you download and read data files. To use this service, you must create an API user account that will be used for authentication against the API. You do this in the user admin page on the registrar web.

Confirm your contact information

You must confirm your contact information every six months. When the confirmation is due, a dialogue box will appear when you log in.

The test system

The test system will be updated with the new version of the registrar web on Tuesday 20 September 2022. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with the new registrar web in the test system before it goes live in the production system on 11 October 2022.

Please note that part 2 of the registrar test will be updated due to the coming changes in the registrar web.

If there is anything you miss, or if you have other feedback regarding the new registrar web, you can send this to info@norid.no. We also want to hear from you if any of the features do not work as expected.

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System Maintenance 2022-08-30 https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/system-maintenance-2022-08-30/ Tue, 23 Aug 2022 10:59:15 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18491 Norid is planning system maintenance on the registry system on Tuesday 2022-08-30 from 9 AM to 11 AM CEST.

The registry system (EPP and the EPP client), PID automaton, applicant declaration system, registrar web, whois, RDAP and DAS will be unavailable during the maintenance window.

The name service (DNS) will not be affected.

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Registrar seminar 17 November 2022 https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/forhandlerseminar-17-november-2022-sett-av-dagen/ Fri, 19 Aug 2022 11:20:39 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18483 Norid will arrange a seminar for registrars on Thursday 17 November in Oslo. This seminar will be held in Norwegian only.]]> Norid AS is ISO 27001 certified https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/norid-as-er-iso-27001-sertifisert/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 12:08:54 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18447 In June Norid achieved an ISO 27001 certification which covers all of our services, systems, locations and employees.

Our society is becoming increasingly dependent on the internet. This heightens the security requirements for all actors that take part in delivering our digital foundation. The domain name system is a fundamental function, necessary for the internet infrastructure to work. For Norid as a registry it is therefore very important to ensure the security and the availability of the registry service and the domain name system for the Norwegian top level domain names.

In June we achieved an ISO 27001 certification (PDF) which covers all of our services, systems, locations and employees. ISO 27001 is an international recognized standard which describes best practice for how companies protect their information values, address risk management and continually improve the work with information security.

 – We are very proud to have passed the certification. It is a result of our systematic and continuous work with information security, something which involves all employees in the organisation, says Hilde Thunem, managing director in Norid.

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SSL/TLS certificate renewal – 2022-06-21 https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/fornyelse-av-ssl-tls-sertifikat-2022-06-21/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 10:00:40 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18431 Tuesday 2022-06-21 at 09:00 - 11:00 CEST, Norid will perform renewal of the SSL/TLS certificate for the following registry services:

  • epp.norid.no
  • eppclient.norid.no
  • registrar.norid.no

This will not affect the availability of these services.

NB: New intermediate certificate will be installed.

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IPv6 connectivity on authoritative nameservers https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/ipv6-connectivity-on-authoritative-nameservers/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 09:14:44 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18408 Norid wants to motivate for increased connectivity on IPv6 on authoritative nameservers under .no. We are now introducing some measures to heighten the awareness for registrars and nameserver operators on IPv6 connectivity:
  • The EPP server will on the commands 'domain create' and 'domain update' return a warning message if none of the nameservers for the domain are reachable on IPv6. This is only a warning message. It will not cause the command to fail.
  • For each registrar, a daily updated list is made of domains having no nameservers with IPv6 connectivity. The lists can be downloaded from the registrarweb. We encourage registrars to use the list to add IPv6 connectivity to all their domains which do not already have it.
  • The web based dnscheck service, dnscheck.norid.no, is changed so that a warning message is given (but not an error) for all nameservers which does not have IPv6 connectivity.

These measures are now activate in production. We are planning to change the DNS policy so that IPv6 connectivity on at least one nameserver will be required for domains under .no. The date for this change has not yet been set, and we want to ensure that a significant part of the domains already has IPv6 connectivity before such a requirement is introduced.

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System Maintenance 2022-06-14 https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/systemvedlikehold-2022-06-14/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 09:29:41 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18398 Norid is planning system maintenance on the registry system on Tuesday 2022-06-14 from 9 AM to 11 AM CEST.

The registry system (EPP and the EPP client), PID automaton, applicant declaration system, registrar web, whois, RDAP and DAS will be unavailable during the maintenance window.

The name service (DNS) will not be affected.

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System Maintenance 2022-05-31 https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/systemvedlikehold-2022-05-31/ Wed, 25 May 2022 11:33:56 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18383 Norid is planning system maintenance on the registry system on Tuesday 2022-05-31
from 8 AM to 10 AM CEST.

The registry system (EPP and the EPP client), PID automaton, applicant declaration system, registrar web, whois, RDAP and DAS will be unavailable during the maintenance window.

The name service (DNS) will not be affected.

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Reminder– digital seminar 24 May https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/paminnelse-digitalt-seminar-24-mai/ Wed, 18 May 2022 07:59:06 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18362 Norid will arrange a digital seminar about the new registrar agreement on Tuesday 24 May.

Agenda and registration

The seminar will be in Norwegian only.

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Invitation to a digital seminar about the new registrar agreement https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/invitasjon-til-digitalt-seminar-om-den-nye-forhandleravtalen/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 08:56:00 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18298 Norid will arrange a digital seminar for registrars on Tuesday 24 May, 10 am - 11 am. The seminar will be streamed on Teams. 

The seminar will be about the new registrar agreement, and how the registrar marked looks after the introduction of the new agreement.

 If there are specific areas in the registrar agreement you want us to talk about, you can send us an email before the seminar. Please submit your input by 13 May 2022. It will also be possible to ask questions during the seminar.

The seminar is free and each registrar can registrer muliple participants.

Agenda and registration (The seminar is in Norwegian only)

Please registrer for the seminar by Friday 20 May.

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Easter opening hours https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/apningstider-i-pasken-2022/ Thu, 07 Apr 2022 08:27:38 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18291 During the Easter holidays, Norid has the following opening hours:

Monday 11 April: Normal opening hours
Tuesday 12 April: Normal opening hours
Wednesday 13 April: 10.00 am - 12.00 noon
Thursday 14 April - Monday 18 April: Closed

The zone file will be published as usual during Easter.

We wish you all a Happy Easter.

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System maintenance on test services Tuesday 2022-04-05 https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/system-maintenance-on-test-services-tuesday-2022-04-05/ Mon, 04 Apr 2022 09:22:56 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18285 Norid is planning system maintenance on registry test services on Tuesday 2022-04-05 9 AM to 3 PM CEST.

The test versions of Registrar web, EPP client, EPP server, Applicant's declaration tool, Personal ID, Registrar whois, Whois, DAS, RDAP and DNS check will be unavailable during the maintenance window.

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New name on the email list for registrars https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/nytt-navn-pa-e-postlista-for-forhandlere/ Tue, 01 Mar 2022 09:04:47 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18243 Norid has changed the name on the email list for registrars from registrar@lists.norid.no to forhandlere@norid.no. At the same time the list was moved to Exchange as the new email list service.

Email addresses that were already members of the list, have been transferred to the new list. It is therefore not necessary to resubscribe to the new list. You can administrate your own list members on the registrar web as before.

Emails sent to the list will still be published on the our technical web.

This email is sent from both the new and old email list. If you do not receive the email from the new list, check your spam folder. If you can't find it there either, contact us on info@norid.no.

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System Maintenance Tuesday 2022-01-25 https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/systemvedlikehold-tirsdag-2022-01-25/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 12:30:24 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18204 Norid is planning system maintenance on the registry system on Tuesday 2022-01-25 8 AM to 10 AM CET.

The registry system (EPP and the EPP client), PID automaton, applicant declaration system, registrar web, whois, RDAP and DAS will be unavailable during the maintenance window.

The name service (DNS) will not be affected.

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Holiday opening hours https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/apningstider-i-julen-2021/ Wed, 22 Dec 2021 09:30:45 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18197 For the Christmas holidays Norid will have the following opening hours:

23 December: 10 am - 2 pm
24 December: closed
27 December: 10 am - 2 pm
28 December: 10 am - 2 pm
29 December: 10 am - 2 pm
30 December: 10 am - 2 pm
31 December: closed

The zone file will be produced at the normal times through the holidays.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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DNSSEC algorithm roll of the zones .no and .sj. https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/dnssec-algoritmerullering-av-sonene-no-og-sj/ Tue, 14 Dec 2021 09:50:47 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18180 In January next year, Norid will perform a DNSSEC algorithm roll on the zones .no and .sj. During the roll, the DNSSEC keys in the zones (KSK and ZSK) will be changed from algorithm 8, RSASHA256, to algorithm 13, ECDSAP256SHA256.

Only the keys for our own zone data, and the signatures for these will be changed. The change will therefore not have any direct consequences for the delegated domains, and no actions needed to be done on these.

During the roll, the zones will temporarily have a double set of KSK and ZSK keys, and all the zone data will have a double set of signatures for the two keys. Because of this, the data in the .no zone will be bigger than normal, but this is not expected to be significant for resolver caches or DNS traffic.

We plan to start the roll on January 5th. The roll will go on for about 20 days.

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Invoice for November has now been sent out https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/faktura-for-november-er-na-sendt-ut/ Wed, 08 Dec 2021 09:09:20 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18166 All registrars with transactions in November should now have received an invoice.

The invoice is sent by email, and the payment deadline is 14 days (the due date is printed on the invoice).

A list of the domain names covered by the invoice can be found on the registrar web as usual. There you can also download an PDF copy of the invoice.

If you have not received an invoice, please contact us on info@norid.no.

More information about the new invoicing routine.

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Remaining balance has now been paid out https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/resterende-saldo-er-na-utbetalt/ Tue, 30 Nov 2021 08:12:31 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18156 All registrars with money left on their balance should receive this within the next few days.

The amount has been paid out to the account number each registrar has registered on the registrar web.

Invoicing under the new routine will start tomorrow, on 1 December. This invoice will consist of all transactions made in November. It may take a few days before all the invoices have been sent out.

More information about the new invoicing routine.

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New invoicing routine starts today https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/na-er-det-etterskuddsfakturering-som-gjelder/ Mon, 01 Nov 2021 07:33:30 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18129 As previously announced, we have now changed the invoicing routine so that you pay for transactions after they have been made. You shall no longer make prepayments to your balance.

The final cash invoice, which shows how much you have used of your balance in October, will be sent out today, 1 November 2021.

Transactions that cost money (new and extended domain name subscriptions), will from now on be invoiced on the first working day each month. The first invoice in the new scheme will be issued on 1 December 2021. This invoice will consist of all new and extended domain name subscriptions made in November.

Previous newsletter about the new invoicing routine

More about payments for domain name subscriptions

Return of your remaining balance

In November we will return your remaining balance. The balance will be transferred to the account number registered on the registrar web under the tab Accounting.

NOTE: Do not make any further payments to your balance!

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Update of the test system on 2 November 2021 https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/oppdatering-av-testsystemet-2-november-2021/ Tue, 26 Oct 2021 10:33:32 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18095 To limit the access to some of the services at *.test.norid.no we will activate IP filtering for the services in the same way as being done in the production system.

The affected services are:

  • epp.test.norid.no
  • eppclient.test.norid.no
  • registrar.test.norid.no
  • registrarwhois.test.norid.no
  • rdap.test.norid.no

Remember to add relevant IP addresses or address blocks in the Registrar web (Admin / Registry Access / IP-addresses).

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Reminder: Norid will change the invoicing routine https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/paminnelse-norid-gar-over-til-etterskuddsfakturering/ Tue, 26 Oct 2021 08:55:40 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18084 Starting in November 2021 we will change our invoicing routine so that you pay for transactions after they have been made. This means that we will no longer require that registrars make prepayments.

You can read more about the transition here

Remember to check that the account information you have registered on the registrar web is correct. We will use this information when we repay your remaining balance.

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DNSSEC algorithm roll of Norids zones under .no. https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/dnssec-algoritmerullering-av-norids-soner-under-no/ Tue, 19 Oct 2021 12:40:51 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18071 In November, Norid will perform a DNSSEC algorithm roll on all our zones under .no. The .no zone itself will not be changed at this time. During the roll, the DNSSEC keys in the zones (KSK and ZSK) will be changed from algorithm 8, RSASHA256, to algorithm 13, ECDSAP256SHA256. Only the keys for our own zone data, and the signatures for these will be changed. The change will therefore not have any direct consequences for the delegated domains, and no actions needed to be done on these.

During the roll, all the affected zones will temporarily have a double set of KSK and ZSK keys, and all the zone data will have a double set of signatures for the two keys. Because of this, the data in each zone will be bigger than normal, but this is not expected to be significant for resolver caches or DNS traffic.

We plan to start the roll on November 2nd. The roll will go on for about 20 days. The TLD zones .no and .sj are planned to be rolled early next year.

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Increased security with new registrar agreement https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/okt-sikkerhet-med-ny-forhandleravtale/ Fri, 15 Oct 2021 08:46:26 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18060 There were 335 registrars in total when the process of a new registrar agreement began in June 2021. After the deadline for entering into the new agreement expired at the end of August, 268 registrars - eight out of ten - had chosen to continue the business with Norid.

The reduction in the number of registrars has not led to major changes in the distribution of market shares in the total market. When it comes to the markets for the largest companies in Norway or the most trafficked websites, the market distribution is identical in June and September.

– Today we have fewer registrars than before this shift, but can state that the competition between registrars within different customer segments still works, and that the registrars in total provide a broad and varied offer to customers, says Hilde Thunem, Managing Director in Norid.

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System Maintenance Tuesday 2021-10-12 https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/systemvedlikehold-tirsdag-2021-10-12/ Tue, 05 Oct 2021 10:22:02 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18037 Norid is planning system maintenance on the registry system on Tuesday 2021-10-12 8 AM to 10 AM CEST.

The registry system (EPP and the EPP client), PID automaton, applicant declaration system, registrar web, whois, RDAP and DAS will be unavailable during the maintenance window.

The name service (DNS) will not be affected.

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Update of the test system 30 September 2021 https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/oppdatering-av-testsystemet-30-september-2021/ Wed, 29 Sep 2021 08:15:00 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=18022 Due to the change of our invoicing routine, the test system for the registrar web and EPP will be updated on Thursday 30 September 2021.

The following changes will be implemented:

  • Response messages in the EPP channel and emails related to your balance will be irrelevant and thus removed
  • Parameters and information related to prepayments and balance will be irrelevant and thus removed from the registrar web

The changes will take place between 8 am and 10 am, and the test system will be down for a few minutes during the update.

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Norid will change the invoicing routine https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/norid-gar-over-til-etterskuddsfakturering/ Mon, 13 Sep 2021 10:41:51 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=17989 Starting in November 2021 we will change our invoicing routine so that you pay for transactions after they have been made. This means that we will no longer require that registrars make prepayments.

After the transition, fees for all new and extended domain name subscriptions during a calendar month will be included on an invoice that is sent out on the first working day of the following month.

Time schedule for the transition

The transition to the new payment routine will happen on 1 November 2021. This means that the last cash invoice will be issued on 1 November 2021. On the same date the registry system will be updated so that payment for transactions that cost money are no longer drawn from your balance, but are instead counted for invoicing the following month.

The first invoice in the new scheme will be issued on 1 December 2021. This invoice will consist of all new and extended domain name subscriptions for November.

At the same time as we change our payment routine, we will also change our accountancy firm. This means that after we have sent out the last cash invoice, all our invoices will be sent from a new accounting system. This should not have any consequences for you, but the invoices will look a bit different.

Changes in the registry system

The transition to this new payment routine will require some changes in the registry system:

  • Response messages in the EPP channel and emails related to your balance will be irrelevant and thus removed
  • Parameters and information related to prepayments and balance will be irrelevant and thus removed from the registrar web

The test system will be updated with the changes well before the production system. Information about the date for this will be sent out as soon as it is decided.

Return of your remaining balance

After the last cash invoice has been sent out, we will return your remaining balance. This will be done in November. The amount will be paid out to the bank account number registered on the registrar web under the tab "Accounting". It is therefore important that this bank account number is correct.

Background for changing the payment routine

The current payment routine with prepayments has caused some challenges among the registrars as well as for Norid. We have heard from some registrars that prepayments makes the accounting difficult and time consuming to handle. The close connection between the registration of payments and access to do transactions that cost money, also means that the model is vulnerable to delays in the registration of payments. We think that a the described change of routine will eliminate these challenges.

More information about terms of payment and the new payment routine will be sent out closer to the transition.

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Update of registrar web on Tuesday 14/9-2021 https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/2021-09-14-oppdatering-forhandlerweb/ Tue, 07 Sep 2021 13:12:18 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=17965 Norid will update the software for the registrar web on Tuesday 14/9-2021, in the period 08:00 to 10:00, CET.

The registrar web will be down for a few minutes during the update.

There will be a few changes that will be visible to the registrars, those are:

  • In the Summary tab: In the top 'Status data' block, a new information line which shows the number and percentage of signed domains is added.
  • In the Daily tab: The domain list has changed content somewhat. New header information about the number of signed domains has been added. Information in the header about paper based declarations has been removed. In addition, the authInfo column has been removed, as it no longer displays any useful information. Registrars who have a script that processes the domain list may need to adjust the program a bit.
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The deadline for entering into the new registrar agreement is getting close https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/fristen-for-a-innga-ny-forhandleravtale-naermer-seg/ Mon, 09 Aug 2021 09:51:39 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=17404 If you want to continue as a registrar for .no, but have still not entered into the new registrar agreement, it is now urgent to do so. The deadline for accepting the new registrar agreement, and complete the other required steps, is 18 August 2021.

Please note that it is not enough to sign the new agreement, you must also do some other preparatory work. One of the things you must do is to register a primary contact, and the primary contact must take the registrar test.

Here you can find information about the steps that have to be completed

It is also important that you let us know by sending an email to info@norid.no as soon as you have completed all the steps. The agreement will become effective when Norid has signed the agreement.

If the new agreement between you and Norid has not become effective by 18 August 2021, you are no longer a registrar for Norid, and you will lose access to Norid's systems.

If you are unsure whether the new registrar agreement is in effect for you, you can check if you are listed on the list of registrars that have entered into the new agreement.

If you think you have completed all the necessary steps, but are NOT listed on this page, you must contact Norid immediately on info@norid.no.

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Transition to a new registrar agreement well on the way https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/overgang-til-ny-forhandleravtale-godt-i-gang/ Fri, 02 Jul 2021 10:19:05 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=17141 A couple of weeks after sending out the new registrar agreement, many of our registrars have started the work to enter into the new agreement. 125 registrars have finished the first step and signed the agreement, and 39 registrars have completed the transition to the new agreement. This means that 16 percent of the domain names have a registrar that has entered into the new agreement.

Please note that it is not enough to sign the new agreement, you must also do some other preparatory work. One of the things you must do is to register a primary contact, and the primary contact must take the registrar test.

Here you can find information about the steps that have to be completed

If you already know that you do not want to continue as a registrar, you can send us a termination of the agreement.

If you want to cooperate with another registrar or need to find a new registrar for your domain portefolio, you can find one on the list of registrars that have entered into the new agreement.

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Error in invoice distribution on 1 July https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/feil-i-utsending-av-faktura-1-juli/ Fri, 02 Jul 2021 08:59:47 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=17132 When sending the invoices for June, an error occurred and invoices were sent from the test system. Please disregard invoices from "Uninett malselskap".

These faulty invoices were sent via email. The correct invoices have been sent to all registrars as usual, and these come from "Norid AS".

We apologise for the invconvenience.

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New Applicant’s declaration takes effect on 24 August 2021 https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/ny-egenerklaering-trer-i-kraft-24-august-2021/ Thu, 01 Jul 2021 08:22:47 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=17114 Norid has introduced a new registrar agreement. This means that some terms for registrars will be removed from the domain name policy because they are covered in the new registrar agreement. The Applicant's declaration will be updated as a part of this.

In order to make the separation between the domain subscription terms and the registrar terms and conditions clearer, we will update the subscription terms in the domain name policy for Norwegian domain names after the transition period for the new registrar agreement is over. You can read the details about the changes here. You can read the details here.

Applicant's declaration (Appendix G) update

For you as a registrar there is one change that is especially important to note: Appendix G: Applicant's declaration gets an update. This means that the registrars that have the declaration built into their own systems must update these. The new Applicant's declaration

  • steps up to version number v3.2 2021-08-24
  • takes effect on 24 August 2021 (Norid's Applicant declaration tool gets an update at that time)
  • works in parallell with the current version v3.1 2019-12-10 until 28 September

Starting on 28 September 2021 the registry system will only accept version v3.2.

You can already test the new Applicant's declaration in Norid's test system. Updated specifications for the Applicant's declaration: Requirement specification for the applicant’s declaration from 2021-08-24.

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Transition to the new registrar agreement starts now https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/klart-for-overgang-til-ny-forhandleravtale/ Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:17:09 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=16890 We are now ready to start the transition to the new registrar agreement. In order to continue as a registrar, you must accept the new agreement by signing it, and also complete the required steps mentioned below no later than 18 August 2021.

The required steps are listed on this webpage: Transition to a new registrar agreement

Notice of transition to the new agreement has been sent to all registrars by email and letter.

By the end of today (15 June) you will also receive an email with a link to a digital version of the new registrar agreement. This is the version that you must sign. The email will be sent to your legal contact person on the registrar web. This email will be sent from no-reply@oneflow.com. If you do not receive it, please check your spam filter.

Please contact us on info@norid.no if you have not received the information.

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The new registrar agreement is ready https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/ny-forhandleravtale-er-klar/ Fri, 11 Jun 2021 09:30:22 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=16869 Several registrars have taken the opportunity to comment on the draft of the new registrar agreement. We have gone through the input and made some adjustments. The final text is now ready. The transition to the new agreement will start on 15 June 2021.

We want to thank the registrars who took the time to read and comment on the text draft. We have made a couple of small adjustments in order to make some of the terms clearer and easier to interpret, as well as some minor changes to the structure.

The most important material changes are that the registrars' duty to notify Norid if they discover discrepancies in Norids systems, will be limited to only apply for major incidents. We also reduce what is considered to be material breach of the agreement.

You can read the final agreement text here

The transition to the new agreement starts on 15 June. On that date the agreement will be sent to all registrars to be signed. Notice of transition to a new agreement will be sent to all registrars by email and letter at the same time.

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Reminder – check registered contact information https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/paminnelse-sjekk-registrert-kontaktinformasjon/ Wed, 02 Jun 2021 09:04:19 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=16858 The new registrar agreement will be sent out shortly. We therefore want to remind you that all registrars must check that their registered contact information on the registrar web is updated. The contact information must be updated by 4 June.

More information can be found here.

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Check registered contact information https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/sjekk-registrert-kontaktinformasjon/ Wed, 26 May 2021 06:16:27 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=16824 The new registrar agreement will be sent out shortly, and it is therefore important that all registrars check that their registered contact information on the registrar web is updated. The contact information must be updated by 4 June.

The proposed text for a new registrar agreement was published with a request for input from the registrars, and the deadline was reached on 21 May. The next step is to finalise the new agreement and send it to the registrars for signing. A termination of the current agreement will be sent at the same time.

All registrars are required to keep their contact information updated at all times. However, it is now extra important that you all log into the registrar web and check that your registered contact information is correct so that you the letter and email concerning the new agreement will reach you. The contact information must be updated by Friday 4 June 2021.

You can find your registered contact information under the tab Organizational on the registrar web. It is especially important that the following contact information is correct:

  • postal address and email address for the organization (Organization name)
  • the name and email address for your legal contact (Legal contact name)

Logging into test systems

At the same time we recommend that you make sure that you are able to log into the test systems for the registrar web and EPP. This is important because access to the test systems will be necessary in order to continue as a registrar under the new agreement. You will need access to both of your test accounts.

Please consult the list of Norid's services and tools to find the relevant URLs.

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System Maintenance Tuesday 2021-06-01 https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/system-maintenance-tuesday-2021-06-01/ Tue, 25 May 2021 07:36:51 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=16840 Norid is planning system maintenance on the registry system on Tuesday 2021-06-01 8 AM to 10 AM CEST. The activity is arranged to verify the systems functionality following Norid's infrastructure upgrade.

The registry system (EPP and the EPP client), PID automaton, applicant declaration system, registrar web, whois, RDAP and DAS will be unavailable during the maintenance window.

The address blocks in use by the registry services are:

IPv4:

  • 78.91.120.160/28
  • 158.39.52.160/28

IPv6:

  • 2001:700:4600:5::/64
  • 2001:700:4601:5::/64

The name service (DNS) will not be affected.

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System Maintenance Tuesday 2021-05-11 https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/system-maintenance-tuesday-2021-05-11/ Wed, 05 May 2021 06:09:52 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=16779 Norid is planning system maintenance on the registry system on Tuesday 2021-05-11 8 AM to 10 AM CEST. The activity is arranged to verify the systems functionality following Norid's infrastructure upgrade.

The registry system (EPP and the EPP client), PID automaton, applicant declaration system, registrar web, whois, RDAP and DAS will be unavailable during the maintenance window.

The address blocks in use by the registry services are:

IPv4:

  • 78.91.120.160/28
  • 158.39.52.160/28

IPv6:

  • 2001:700:4600:5::/64
  • 2001:700:4601:5::/64

The name service (DNS) will not be affected.

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Proposed text for new registrar agreement – invitation to provide input https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/utkast-ny-forhandleravtale-invitasjon-innspill/ Tue, 04 May 2021 08:28:58 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=16736 At Norid, we are in the process of evaluating and revising the registrar agreement. We now have a proposed text for the new agreement and encourage all registrars to review the text and provide input. Deadline for input: 21 May 2021.

A description of the main points in the proposed text for the new agreement.

The proposed text for the new registrar agreement (In Norwegian only, an English translation will be published shortly).

Please send your input by e-mail to info@norid.no. Please enter “Input to registrar agreement” in the subject field and specify your registrar ID (REG handle).

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The upgrade of Norid’s registry infrastructure has been completed https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/2021-04-24-oppgradering-ferdig/ Sat, 24 Apr 2021 11:02:13 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=16628 The upgrade is now complete and all services became available from kl. 12:58 Saturday 24 April (CEST).

See our earlier post for more information.

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Reminder: Norid registry system upgrade https://teknisk.norid.no/en/registrar/nytt/paminnelse-oppgradering-av-norids-registry-infrastruktur/ Fri, 23 Apr 2021 07:38:24 +0000 https://teknisk.norid.no/?p=16620 We’d like to remind you that Norid is upgrading the registry infrastructure this weekend (23 to 25 April).

See our earlier post for more information. We will notify you when the services are back up and running.

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