Norid AS

Abels gt. 5, Teknobyen

Phone +47 73 55 73 55

Norid’s registration system consists of a database and an interface registrars use to enter and update data in the database. We use the communication protocol EPP for the interface. EPP is a standard protocol used by a majority of registration services world-wide.

About the EPP protocol


The EPP-server is available at:

Port: 700 (TLS)

You need an account to access the EPP server. All registrars have been assigned an EPP account and two test accounts. New registrars are assigned their accounts when the registrar agreement is established.

Acceptable use policy for Norid's registry system


The host server is available at:

Port: 700  (SSL/TLS)

To check if the test server is active, you can use this openssl command:

openssl s_client -connect

You can also use thid telnet-ssl command:

telnet-ssl -z ssl 700

If the EEP greeting is returned, the connection is successful.

Depending on your software, you may need local certificates to connect with the EPP services. Read more about EPP certificates.

Click here to read more about the most common problems with EPP testing.

Technical documentation

Interface, certificates and examples
Documentation of the EPP interface - versjon 1.0.2
EPP certificates
EPP XML sequence examples
XML examples of transfer to a new registrar
Constants and system limitations in the EPP system
Error messages from the registry system
Database objects and attributes

EPP software

List of EPP software

Published: 9 July 2014
Updated: 22 June 2023