[GNSO-TPR] Transfer statistics for .NO - the top level for Norway

Steinar Grøtterød steinar at recito.no
Tue Jun 22 17:50:02 UTC 2021

Hi Volker,

Based on the numbers given by NORID, your calculation is correct. Whether a 20% transfer rate is to be considered “high” or “low” compared to other TLDs, is hard to say. My point in sending this to the group, was to give an example that FOAs may not be needed.

A valid auth-code is the criteria for a successful inter-registrar transfer – no “paperwork”



From: Volker Greimann <vgreimann at key-systems.net>
Date: Tuesday, 22 June 2021 at 17:06
To: Steinar Grøtterød <steinar at recito.no>
Cc: "gnso-tpr at icann.org" <gnso-tpr at icann.org>
Subject: Re: [GNSO-TPR] Transfer statistics for .NO - the top level for Norway

So that means that about 20% of all .NO domains are transferred every year, auth-code only?
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On Sat, Jun 19, 2021 at 12:23 PM Steinar Grøtterød <steinar at recito.no<mailto:steinar at recito.no>> wrote:

Dear Working Group Members,

On request to NORID - the .NO Registry Operator, I have received the following numbers for inter-registrar transfers;

2017: 156 270

2018: 149 835

2019: 152 558

2020: 167 688

2021 per 31. May: 70 728

The .NO domain name policy requires only a valid auth-code for an inter-registrar transfer, i.e. no FOAs are required.

The above statistics do not include transfers to "REG0" - a process NORID uses for a deletion of a .NO domain name.

According to NORID, the number of “disputes” are zero (0) after mandatory auth-codes were implemented for an inter-registrar transfer.

Per Dec 31 2020, the total .NO domain names were 805 539 (reference https://www.norid.no/en/aktuelt/2020-et-ar-for-digitale-sjumilssteg/). Updated statistics: https://www.norid.no/en/om-domenenavn/nokkeltall/

The .NO domain name registration policy can be found on https://www.norid.no/en/om-domenenavn/regelverk-for-no/

Thanks to Hilde Thunem, CEO of NORID for the transfer statistics..


Steinar Grøtterød


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