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500,000 Norwegian Domains Registered

NORID logoThe 500,000th active .NO domain name was registered on 3 January, the Norwegian registry UNINETT Norid has announced.

The 500,000th registration was for the domain Linge-compagniet.no that mirrors both the company name and the owner’s family name, as well as a nod to Norwegian history.

The registrant chose to register a .NO domain name to signal that the company is Norwegian and operates in the Norwegian market. A .NO domain name makes us appear more serious as a business, and in my experience there are less problems with .NO domains than with those within .COM, says Arnfinn E. Linge, Managing Director of Linge Holding AS.

The growth in domain names has been formidable also in Norway. After passing 1000 registered .NO domain names in 1995, the curve rose abruptly, and it took only two years to increase the number of domain names from 400,000 in September 2008 to 500,000 today. Norway has one of the highest number of its own country code domain names per citizen.

Europe Registry logoTo register your .NO domain name, check out Europe Registry here.

CO.NO: A New Gateway to Norwegian Internet Presence

[news release] Announced today, CO.NO is a new extension for Internet domain names that will open a brand new gateway to Norwegian enterprises and individuals for international  businesses. Starting in November 2010, companies and other interested parties will be able to give a Norwegian “flavour” to their Internet presence by using the “co.no” ending.

CoDNS B.V. is aiming at local and international users willing their Internet Addresses to end in “.no” but with an additional flexibility that existing options don’t offer.

“The co.no extension will be open to anyone, with no requirement of local presence or tie with Norway” confirms Sander Scholten, General Manager of CoDNS “Yet because openness does not mean ‘free for all’, we have taken several steps to ensure protection of third parties’ rights”.

Accordingly, a so-called “Sunrise Period” will be specifically dedicated to Trademark Holders to give them the opportunity to Register their brands as CO.NO names before the system is open to the general public. This Sunrise Period will benefit from the expertise of Deloitte. This firm will validate customers’ requests based on trademark registries.

Sunrise applications can be submitted directly to CoDNS by Accredited Registrars but they can also be submitted via the IP Clearing House system (www.ipclearinghouse.org) known from the .CO Sunrise.

Once Trademark holders have their trademarks validated in this system they will benefit from great cost reductions for future launching extensions.

Registration requests under the Norwegian TLD .NO are sometimes hard to fulfil due to the Registry regulations. Thanks to CO.NO, Registrars and their customers will now have the opportunity to display their Norwegian identity on the Internet in a much easier way.

Interested parties may visit www.domain.co.no for details.

This news release was dated 30 September.

.NO Holds Consultation on Domain Names for Individuals

UNINETT, the .NO (Norway) registry is currently holding a consultation process on how individuals can register Norwegian domain names in the future. The consultation process will be open until 17 May.

The major issue is whether private individuals should continue to register domain names in the PRIV.NO category or be allowed to register directly within .NO. In addition, the consultation is seeking comment on whether there is a need to decide whether individuals should provide documentation on their right to the name they apply for, whether there should be a limit on the number of domains per person, and how the transition to the new rules should be carried out.

The consultation document and information on how to submit your answer are available from www.norid.no/person/dittdomene.en.html.

For more information on registering domain names for individuals, see:
www.norid.no/person/domeneforlivet.en.html.

Europe Registry logoTo register your .NO domain name, check out Europe Registry here.