Norway Considers New gTLDs Such as .OSLO

A working group has been formed by the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communicationsto consider whether there is a demand in the country for new generic Top Level Domainssuch as .OSLO or .TRONDELAG. The Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority will chair the group.Norid, the registry for .NO domain names, will be represented in the working group together with several other experts and stakeholders, such as the Consumer Council of Norway, the Norwegian Industrial Property Office and Abelia – the Business Association of Norwegian knowledge and technology based enterprises, and the University of Oslo, Faculty of Law.The working group’s mandate is to discuss and advise on the need for more TLDs that are in Norway’s national interest, as well as looking at the management model should there be a demand for such gTLDs.