. no is the country code top -level domain (ccTLD ) of the Scandinavian country of Norway. It exists since March 17, 1987, is managed by the company Norid, which is also for the unused ccTLDs. Bv ( Norwegian Biland Bouvet Island ) and. Sj ( norwegian managed Svalbard and Jan Mayen Norwegian territory ) responsible.

Award criteria

The registration of a. No domain is only natural and legal persons residing or having an office in Norway reserved. Making it one of the so-called restricted top- level domains and is therefore in comparison to other domains international comparatively less common. In addition, the management fees for no- domains are relatively high -. They are usually well above 100 EUR annually.

Overall a must. No- domain between two and 63 characters long, with the use of special characters is supported. Thus, for example, the letters Ø and Æ will be used (in lowercase) any problems with the registration of an address. The connectivity of a. No- domain runs completely automated and is completed usually within 24 hours, even with foreign registrars.

The change in the holder is in principle possible. Technically, however, the affected domain is deleted and re- registered, which again incur fees in full for the address, and increased risk of losing the domain during the changeover.

Contracting authority

The stringent criteria have repeatedly made ​​sure that it has come to a dispute between Norid and providers of third-level domains. Thus, the contracting authority wanted to prevent for example that. Co.no domains are to be ordered by anyone worldwide, and has set the registration of. Priv.no addresses after taking over the management. In addition Norid is known to consistently delete the addresses resolved company from its database and to make new again interested.

Even before using. Co.no domains was warned. These are B. V. since 2010 by the company CoDNS offered, based in Amsterdam, which is in no way affiliated with Norid, but is attributed to the domain registrar EuroDNS. So far, the awarding appropriate. Co.no domains but was not prevented.