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Q: When is a Norwegian not a Norwegian?

A: When s/he needs another domain.

     

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10:00 am on Mar 20, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Whilst doing some demographic reasearch at FAST for the Asia Pacific overviews I cam across an interesting anomoly.

In American Samoa, the official language is English, BUT, to my surprise, almost half the pages in the domain are in Norwegian. Why?

Well, the CCTLD is .as, and, having travelled in Sweden briefly, I knew that AB was Swedish for Company. So I asked rencke is the same was true for Norway. His answer,
<quote>
AS: Yes it is, means Aktieselskab = Ltd or Inc. Same in Danish. Any Danish pages? (Probably not, since Denmark has always had more liberal domain rules than Norway.) This is probably i way through the system for Norwgian companies to have more than one domain. Really interesting.
</quote>

So there you have it. Live in Norway and need another domain? Have a look at the American Samoas.

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10:46 am on Mar 20, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Rencke is absolutely right about Danish domain rules. They are really liberal and there is no rules to having a company or a mail adress in Denmark to obtain a .dk domain.

Furthermore a lot of SE's favors .dk domains to .com domains because of this.

If you want to get listed in Danish SE's - get a .dk domain. Rember Rencke having said that 70% (?) of Swedish websites are on .com domains because of the strict Swedish domain registration rules - this is certainly not the case in Denmark.

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Where would you recommend registering .dk domains?

I found a company which charges the following fees:

registration fee $50
annual fee: $15

Are there cheaper ones out there?

1:15 pm on Mar 20, 2001 (gmt 0)

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These guys [dandomain.dk] are offering registration for $25 and monthly fee for $5 - site only in danish!

Speednames [speednames.com] does it for $45 depending on how many years you register for.

I have no affiliation with these services

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I found another site, domainz.dk (also in english) which charges $39 for the first year and then $6 - $7 the next years.

They told me after year 1 you get billed directly by www.dk-hostmaster.dk.

Is this a common procedure?

4:10 pm on Mar 20, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I'm not the one who normally handle domains, but as far as I remember it is common practice in Denmark that DK Hostmaster handle the fee's after the first year.
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>almost half the pages in the domain are in English.

There is a small typo here in case anyone wonders. Woz means Norwegian, not English.
(In Australia they have to walk around with their heads down all the time, so all the blood rushes to the brain. That's when these things happen.)

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>the brain rushes to the brain

Rencke, I guess it's the blood that rushes - hope the brain does not move ;)

In Sweden they are so thrilled to go skiing they dont't read the small print

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>There is a small typo here in case anyone wonders. Woz means Norwegian, not English.

fixed! Thanks Rencke.

>(In Australia they have to walk around with their heads down all the time, so all the blood rushes to the brain. That's when these things happen.)

No No! The real problem is that all you topside people walk around with your heads up all the time and the blood drains out!

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