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API commands

Please find in the following a set of the most commonly used standard API commands in order to register, modify, renew, and transfer a domain name.

Domain Registration

(API Command reference » AddDomain)
command         = AddDomain
domain          = yourdomain.no
period          = (INT)
ownercontact0   = (CONTACT)
admincontact0   = (CONTACT)
techcontact0    = (CONTACT)
billingcontact0 = (CONTACT)
nameserver0	= (NAMESERVER)
nameserver1 	= (NAMESERVER)
  • .no domain names can either be registered by an organization or private person, wherefore the respective extension has to be used.
  • The admin contact of a .no domain must have a valid postal address in Norway!

Domain Modification

(API Command reference » ModifyDomain)
Standard command
command = ModifyDomain
domain  = yourdomain.no

Change of registrant

command = TradeDomain
domain  = yourdomain.no
action  = request
ownercontact0   = (CONTACT)
admincontact0   = (CONTACT)
  • Both contacts MUST be given for trades, in order to work properly!
  • Depending on the type of registrant(Organisation or natural person) the corresponding parameter X-NO-ORGANIZATION-NUMBER or X-NO-PERSON-IDENTIFIER has to be given
  • After a successful change of registrant, the registration period starts from the beginning.

Domain Renewal

(API Command reference » RenewDomain)
command    = RenewDomain
domain     = yourdomain.no
period     = (INT)
expiration = (INT)

A .no domain can only be renewed 1 month prior to the expiration date.

Domain Deletion

(API Command reference » DeleteDomain)
command = DeleteDomain
domain  = yourdomain.no

The written consent of the registrant has to exist in order to delete a .no registration.

Domain Transfer

(API Command reference » TransferDomain)
command = TransferDomain
domain  = yourdomain.no
action  = request
auth    = .......
  • A .no domain transfer must be initiated with a so-called authorisation code, which can be obtained from the current registrar through the owner or Admin-C of the domain.
  • If no authorisation code is available from the current registrar, please get in touch with our support prior to initiating a transfer request

Domain Restore

RestoreDomain is not available for .no TLDs.

Restores are generally possible. Please contact our support team.

Domain Extensions

Domain Extensions for natural persons

X-NO-PERSON-IDENTIFIERPerson Identifier as received from the registry and has to be in the following form: N.PRI.XXXXXXXX

This identifier has to be requested directly at the registry https://pid.norid.no/personid/personid. The requester will receive an email from the registry with the required identifier(eight digits).

The national ID number required for the request has eleven(11) digits and cannot be used as Personal Identifier!

Domain Extensions for organisations or companies

X-NO-ORGANIZATION-NUMBEROrganisation number as registered in the Norwegian Enhetsregisteret, which can be checked at https://www.brreg.no/home/

Domain Restrictions

  • Organizations located in Norway and registered in Norway (Organization Number from Norway Central Register needed), restricted to 100 domainnames per owner.
  • Natural persons are allowed to register since June 17, 2014 and the requirements for individuals to register a .no domain name are:
    • The applicant must be 18 years or older, registered in the National Registry (Folkeregisteret) with a Norwegian national identity number (fødselsnummer) and have a Norwegian post address. Each private individual may have up to 5 domain names directly under .no. Private persons may also have up to 5 domains within any geographical category they belong to, and up to 5 domains within priv.no. More information can be found on the registry website.
  • Pre-configured DNS (for DNS pre-checks us the registry ZONECHECK). Norid provides guidelines regarding the configuration.
  • Admin-contact has to be a Norwegian resident too (legal contact)
    • Please note the following paragraph from the instruction page for registering domains within .no:
      "Legal-c Handle: Legal contact's Norid handle. Must be hired by or directly involved with the organization applying for registration. Legal-c must have a Norwegian address. Roles cannot be used as legal-c." The legal contact must have a proper first name and last name; the rest of the contact details must also be correct. It is not allowed to use only initials, a role name ala "hostmaster" or an obviously fake name.

IDN Information

Allowed characters for IDNs (only national characters):

  • á, à, ä, č, ç, đ, é, è, ê, ŋ, ń, ñ, ó, ò, ô, ö, š, ŧ, ü, ž, æ, ø, å

Further information regarding the allowed characters can be found on the registry website.

Wedomains :)