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Kevin Murphy, July 3, 2012, 09:23:32 (UTC), Domain Registries

The Norwegian registrant of the domain name has won a court case against .no registry Norid that will allow it to finally launch as a pseudo-ccTLD, according to the company.

A Trondheim court ruled that Norid cannot revoke Elineweb’s registration of for alleged policy violations, but has also ruled that the domain cannot be transferred to a third party.

Therefore, Elineweb plans to start offering third-level domain names to companies and individuals unable to register the names they want under Norid’s strict policy regime.

The company will open on a first-come, first-served basis — having already conducted sunrise and landrush periods — tomorrow at 10am Central European Time.

The full list of 70+ accredited registrars can be found here.

DI first covered the lawsuit back in October 2011.

The namespace is managed by CoDNS, a subsidiary of the registrar EuroDNS that already operates as a pseudo-ccTLD, in partnership with Elineweb.

The two namespaces are not official ccTLDs, but they are both recognized by the Public Suffix List, which makes them behave similarly in browsers.

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