The Country code top-level domain for Italy is .IT and was created in 1987. It was opened to particulars the year 2004, and has approximately 20,000 domains registered monthly. The .IT domains are managed by Nic.it
This Country code has approximately 3 million registered domains.
Rates and features
|Registration||7,95 €||1 year(s)||2 dominitis|
|Renewal||7,95 €||1 year(s)||2 dominitis|
|Transfer||7,95 €||1 year(s)||2 dominitis|
|Restore||15,90 €||Includes domain renewal for 1 year||-|
|Domain length:||2 - 63 characters|
|Residency requirements / Membership:||It's mandatory for the registrant to be an European resident or a company located in the European Community.|
|Transfer system:||The expiration date changes but a new year isn't added. The new expiration date will be created adding a year to the transfer completion date.|
Extension rules .it
.it domain life cycle
Permitted characters / IDN
.it domains permit characters from 'a' to 'z', numbers from '0' to '9' and hyphens '-'.
A hyphen '-' is not permitted in the first or last position of the domain name.
Two consecutive hyphens are not permitted in the 3rd and 4th position.
IDN characters are permitted in .it domains.
Permitted IDN character table for .it domains
An Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) is a domain name that can contain non ASCII characters.
- Hyphen (-)
- Digits (0-9)
- Characters (a-z)
|Character||Unicode||HTML Code||HTML Number||Unicode Table|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER SHARP S|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH GRAVE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH CIRCUMFLEX|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH DIAERESIS|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER AE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER C WITH CEDILLA|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH GRAVE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH ACUTE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH CIRCUMFLEX|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH DIAERESIS|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER I WITH GRAVE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER I WITH CIRCUMFLEX|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER I WITH DIAERESIS|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH GRAVE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH CIRCUMFLEX|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH DIAERESIS|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER U WITH GRAVE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER U WITH CIRCUMFLEX|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER U WITH DIAERESIS|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER Y WITH DIAERESIS|
|LATIN SMALL LIGATURE OE|
IDN domains don't permit to mix different Scripts or character sets (for example, Latin, Greek or Cyrillic).
But it's possible to use different character tables for a same script.
- The Latin Script permits the use of characters of Latin-1 supplement, Latin Extended-A, Latin Extended-B, etc.. tables.
- The Greek Script permits to combine characters of the Greek, Greek Extended, etc.. tables, doesn't permit combine them with the normal latin characters (a-z), but permits the use of numbers or hyphens.
- Other script types have their own corresponding tables.
It's mandatory for the registrant to be an European resident or a company located in the European Community.
.IT domains require the DNS to be active on different subnets and to be authoritative for the domain at the time of registration. You can check if they pass these minimum requirements using our Zone Check tool.
.it domain registrations are immediate.
To perform .IT domain transfers you will need to have the AuthCode or EPP-Key, you can ask your current registrar in order to obtain this code.
When renewing a .IT domain, your new expiration date will not be displayed until 15 days after the original expiration date.
The .IT domains don't have grace period if they expire, they will be registered for a few weeks until the Registry proceeds to his elimination.
.IT Domains can't be canceled.
You can change the DNS of the domain, as long as they pass the verifications of the Zone Check. The change may take up to five days to complete.
We allow the usage of DNSSEC on .it domains. Your domain can take advantage of this additional security layer that DNS servers that are compatible with this technology can provide.
More information is available at: What is DNSSEC and how does it work
Domain owner change
To perform .IT domain owner changes you will need to open a ticket from your client area.
This process has a cost of 7,95 € and doesn't renew the domain.
In this section you will find links to official documentation of the extension.
- .IT don't have extra documentation.
This extension supports:
- IDN Characters
- DNS Modification
- Special DNS requirements
- Whois Privacy
- Transfer lock
We are a Nic.it accredited registrar.