Norway’s .NO domain is available for registration to private individuals as of today

Norway’s .NO domain is available for registration to private individuals as of today, June 17 2014.

Starting on 17 June, everyone in Norway can register their own domain name directly within .no. On this date .no is opened for private individuals.

A domain name is useful for everybody, including private individuals. It can be used to set up websites and blogs, not to mention email addresses. With your own domain, you can be sure to have the same email address for the rest of your life, regardless of whether you change employer or Internet provider.

Initiating with a draw

The first applications from private individuals can be entered on 17 June 2014 at 10 AM local time. Everyone should have an equal opportunity when the allocations begin. This means that during a transitional period, we will collect applications and draw lots in the cases where more than one person applies for the same domain name. The draw will be closed 18 June at 4 pm local time. After the draw, applications are processed on a first come, first served basis.

It is smart to prepare the application beforehand, by for instance checking what domains are available.

.no means quality

– A Norwegian domain name is stable and among the most secure in the world. We are very pleased to extend this service to private individuals, says Hege Ossletten, Acting Managing Director of Norid.

No priority

There will not be any priorities on private domain names. This means that anyone can apply for any name. The person registering a name must, however, ensure that the name isn’t in violation of Norwegian law or a third party’s rights.

More information: www.erdetledig.no

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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He works on domain names, websites and software development. Has been online since 1995 & domaining since 2002.

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