Domain Name Registrations
In January 1997 the registration of .dk domain names was opened up to all registrants. Prior to this, registrations were restricted to legal institutions. Following this move, the number of registrations increased from 7,736 to 140,000 in less than 3 years.
In 1999, the Danish Internet Forum (DIFO) took over the role of administering and established the wholly-owned subsidiary DK Hostmaster to manage the daily operation. Prior to this, registrations were limited to legal institution.
Historically, .dk domain names were transferred without a fee. In December 2018, DK Hostmaster announced that as of 1 January 2019 the registry would introduce a 50 DKK fee for all transfers, in order to cover administrative costs. Merging multiple user accounts into a single user id remained free.