NO / EN

Norid AS

Abels gt. 5, Teknobyen

Phone +47 73 55 73 55

DAS is an acronym for Domain Availability Service. In Norwegian, this service is called Finn ledig domenenavn.

This is a service where anyone can look up a domain name and see if it is available for registration. A request will yield one of three possible results:

  • The domain name is available for registration.
  • The domain name is already registered.
  • The domain name cannot be registered.

Access

The service is available at:

Host: finger.norid.no
Port: 79

For the web proxy, go to Find an available domain name. Rate limiting applies.

Testing

The test service is available at:

Host: finger.test.norid.no
Port: 79

Example of use (requires that you have a finger client installed):

finger domain.no@finger.test.norid.no

Will indicate whether or not the domain domain.no is registered.

Same example, now in a whois client that connects to port 79:

whois -p 79 -h finger.test.norid.no domain.no

If you are looking up an IDN domain, you must use whois UTF-8 syntax to specify a UTF-8 character set:

whois -p 79 -h finger.test.norid.no -- -c utf-8 ole-žóòôöšŧüžon-æøå.no

Technical documentation

Interface document for whois and DAS
Updated:
2018-08-10: Rev. 10e1 with adjusted pretext, see Document History for description.
2018-05-23: Rev. 9e1 for new data model and GDPR, see Document History for description.
Description:
This document describes the interface for both whois and DAS.
Document:
Download Whois DAS Interface Specification v10e1 (PDF, 220KB)
Published: 8 July 2020
Updated: 20 August 2020