What is .no?
The .no web name is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Norway.
Norway with its estimated population of 5,033,675, ranks as the 25th most populous country in Europe. The .no extension already the 21st most likeable ccTLD (country code top-level domain) used in Europe. Today .no has more than 558,213 registered domain names. This means that people like and trust this domain name. You can register your own .no domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .no ccTLD (country code top-level domain) has been around since 1983.
Who can register .no domain?
Only legal entities are allowed to buy and register their web name with a .no extension.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .no extension?
A .no domain could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Norway. In Norway the common language is Norwegian. A website with a .no extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues. Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net. Additionally, country code top-level domain gives you the opportunity to find domain hacks much easier.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?
When choosing a domain you should remember these criterias:
The only valid characters for a .no web name are letters, numbers and the symbol "-".
A domain may begin with a digit and end with a digit.
The domain can neither start nor end with dashes. A .no web name can not contain hyphens in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.no).
You can't use symbols (such as ' + . , | ! " £ $ % & / ( ) = ? ^ * ç ° § ; : _ > ] [ @ ), or spaces or stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í).
The .no domain length may vary, from 2 to 63 types.
Your registration will not be accepted if your name doesn’t follow the above limitations.
Domain name registration term allowance:
The .no web name can be registered 1 to 10 years at a time.