What are the registration requirements for .NO domains?
- There are no requirements.
- The owner must be incorporated in Norway and send us the Business Registration Certificate, and company number. If you do not have a company in Norway, we will register the domain to the name of our representatives in Norway and make it available to you. This option has an additional cost (Trustee Service).
- .NO domain names expire on the twenty-fifth day of the eleventh month after the registration date.
What does .NO stand for?
.NO refers to the official domain extension or the internet country code top level domain (ccTLD) of Norway. It was introduced in 1983 and was intended for entities with affiliation to Norway. Norid is the authorized unit for carrying out its registry, while Marcaria is the number 1 accredited registrar for processing the applications for this domain extension. More than half a million websites are registered using the .NO country code and it is fast becoming a popular ccTLD worldwide. Although registration is not that strict, applicants must know that cybersquatting is illegal and not acceptable.
Aside from usage as Norway’s two-letter country code, NO is also used as an acronym or abbreviation for other popular words. NO also stands for: not out (slang), need online (chat or SMS), next on (chat or SMS), navy officer (occupation), network options (technology), next opportunity (slang), Northern Ontario (location), nitrous oxide (chemistry), Northeast Ohio (location), night owl (slang), not optimized (internet) and no other (slang).
Why register a .NO domain?
Norway is a sovereign European kingdom that is known for its green spaces and mountainous landscape. This Scandinavian country is also world-renowned for its excellent standard of living and remarkably simple relaxed culture. Millions of tourist from all over the world visit to immerse in the Norwegian diverse culture and natural wonders. Being the world’s third biggest exporter of gas,
Norway’s economy is consistently resilient and competitive. Foreign investors believe it is a feasible location for startups and brand expansion because of its unique economic environment. The Norwegian market is unique in a way that it is already a developed economy but new markets are still emerging from the seafood and fertilizer industries.
- .NO domains are the right choice for companies wishing to expand business within the Norwegian territories. It allows your company to introduce its brand name in a professional and formal way. This is essential in making the expansion project successful and profitable.
- .NO domains are necessary in order to establish your company’s affiliation to Norway so that your business does not appear too “foreign” to the Norwegian consumers. It localizes your web page and reinforces your brand’s position in the local market.
- .NO domains provide the simplest way to show that your company is deeply committed to serving the Norwegian customers. This is one way of showing that your website is exclusively operating for them. It encourages your customers to patronize your business and respond to your call to action.
- .NO domains are compatible with White Hat SEO techniques. Country code domains tell search engines that your web page is intended for a specific audience. In this way, keyword stuffing is prevented and your page is not penalized by Google. You don’t have to insert the word “Norway” in every paragraph of your content to boost your page rank.
- .NO domains can help minimize your expenses for SEO campaigns. Country code domain extensions make it easier for your web page to be ranked higher in search engines and as a result, it is also easier to generate organic traffic. At the end of the day, you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars for SEO campaigns to be found by customers.
- .NO domains are also good for domain hacking and customized website addresses. Example: www.moschi.no instead of www.moschino.com (fashion brand name). Companies operating in Northeast Ohio and Northern Ontario may also adopt this domain suffix.