The Norwegian Tax Administration has considered the question of whether Norid’s domain name business is taxable. The conclusion is that we are obligated to collect VAT, and this comes into effect on 1 July 2017.
This order means that starting on 1 July 2017, we will add 25 % VAT to our invoices for registrations, renewals and holder transfers, and for other fees that apply to the domain business.
The number of registrations, renewals and holder transfers a registrar can perform during a month is calculated from the number of registrations and renewals excluding VAT. The registrars will therefore not have to increase their deposit due to the new VAT.