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.no registrars, requirements and history
The top level domain for Norwegian organizations is .no. First established in 1983, it experienced a major growth spurt between 1991 and 1992 when all Norwegian state colleges and universities were connected to the web. Prior to February of 2001, an organization was required to document their rights to a chosen name. Liberalization of this policy sparked another rapid increase in the number of registered domains. The use of national characters was enabled in 2004. Statistics released in 2011 show a 91% domain renewal rate implying that the .no space is stable.
The non-profit Uninett Norid AS administers the .no registry. It is owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research and is based in Trondheim. Organizations doing business with Norid must use a third party registrar, a domain name provider.
The use of the domain is restricted to legally defined organization as defined by the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities. Requirements include having a local presence within the country of Norway. Individuals residing within the country may register within priv.no. While there is no longer a need to prove an applicant for a domain name within .no has legal rights to the chosen name, a declaration must be made that use of the name does not infringe upon the rights of other parties.
Domains registered within the .no registry must keep the address technically operational. The registration of a domain name confers right of use only. It does not transfer ownership of the name to the registrant. A maximum of 100 domain names within .no is allowed.