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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Published: 15 October 2021