FAQ - Registration

You can easily register a domain name by following these three steps:

  1. Check to see if the domain name is available in our whois database.
  2. Register the domain name through one of our approved domain name providers. You can see a list of .dk domain name providers.
  3. Activate the domain name by confirming the agreement with us in our online self-service portal.

You are now ready to use your domain name.

 

You can see a complete list of all approved registrars.

A registrar is a company that reports the registration of a domain name to DK Hostmaster.

To become an approved registrar, a company must be approved by DK Hostmaster and ensure name service for the domain name on at least two name servers.

 

A registrar is a company that reports the registration of a domain name to DK Hostmaster.

To become an approved registrar, a company must be approved by DK Hostmaster and ensure name service for the domain name on at least two name servers.

 

First, you can seek out alternatives to the domain name using abbreviations or hyphens.  

Alternatively, you can sign up on the waiting list for your desired domain name. You can do this by finding the name in the whois database. When the result appears, you will have the option of registering on a waiting list via our online self-service portal.

 

When you register a domain name, you can use the following characters:

  • All Danish letters. This means that you can use æ, ø and å in your domain name.
  • The letters ö, ä, ü and é. 
  • Numbers from 0 to 9. 
  • Hyphen (-). However, a hyphen may not be the first or last character in the domain name.

Please note:

  • Not all internet browsers and e-mail programs can handle domain names with the characters æ, ø, å, ö, ä, ü and é. If you wish to use the domain name for an e-mail address you should therefor avoid these characters. However, numbers and hyphens do not cause any problems.
  • A domain name cannot have two leading alphanumeric characters followed by two hyphens, e.g. a2--x6z.dk.

 

DK Hostmaster is the administrator of all Danish domain names.

Our two most important tasks are to:

  • Maintain a database of all .dk domain names
  • Ensure the reliable operation of the Danish part of DNS

DK Hostmaster is a private company owned by the Dansk Internet Forum (DIFO).

All Danish domain names are a public resource. The task of administering these domain names is outsourced to DK Hostmaster and DIFO until 2021. Our business does not aim to generate profits for any shareholders. DIFO, on behalf of the Danish internet community, is a guarantee for secure, fair and affordable access to the internet.

 

It costs DKK 50 per year including VAT to have a .dk domain name.

This fee covers the costs of DK Hostmaster in connection with maintaining a database of all Danish domain names and upholding the Danish part of the internet’s infrastructure (DNS).

Read more about domain name administration 

Read more about DNS 

Her kan du finde teknisk information og formularer, som er relevant i arbejdet som registrator eller navneserveransvarlig. Her kan du finde teknisk information og formularer, som er relevant i arbejdet som registrator eller navneserveransvarlig. Her kan du finde teknisk information og formularer, som er relevant i arbejdet som registrator eller navneserveransvarlig. Her kan du finde teknisk information og formularer, som er relevant i arbejdet som registrator eller navneserveransvarlig.

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