Full Name of Registry: UNINETT Norid AS
UNINETT Norid AS
Postboks 4769 Sluppen (postal address)
NO-7465 Trondheim, Norway
Abelsgate 5 (visiting address)
NO-7030 Trondheim, Norway
Phone: +47 73 55 79 00
General inquiries: email@example.com
Founding date: 2003
Registration Model (Registry/Registrar system; Direct registrations; Both): Registry/Registrar system
Number of domain names: 716,000 as of January 2017. Current statistics at: https://www.norid.no/en/statistikk/
History: The Norwegian top-level domain .no was registered in the IANA database 17. March 1987. It was initially delegated to Pål Spilling at Televerkets forskningsinstitutt by Jon Postel. Later the same year, Pål Spilling handed the responsibility for .no over to UNINETT, the organization responsible for the research network in Norway. The argument was that UNINETT was a neutral and competent organization who was capable of having the responsibility for administration of the national top-level domain.
The first domain name policy for .no was published in 1995, the same year that domain name number 1,000 was registered. In 2003 the registry was established as a separate subsidiary (UNINETT Norid AS) in the UNINETT Group. Today, Norid has more than 300 registrars and there are in excess of 700,000 .no domain names.