.it Domain Names

Registry: Registro.it
Origin: Italy
Creation date: 1987

Description: the .IT ccTLD is the official ccTLD for Italy

Whois: http://www.nic.it/cgi-bin/Whois
updated every 6 hours


.IT domains at Gandi.net

Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited by Registro.it since December 2007
Price: see the .IT price list
Corresponding Gandi contract: https://www.gandi.net/contracts

Terms and Conditions

Assigning: .IT domain names are reserved for individuals or organizations that have a registered address in the European Union.
Syntax: from 3 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place)
IDN: yes
Registration period: 1 year
Third-level domain: no
Whois privacy: yes, by the registry on option, for anyone


Registration: the registration of a .IT domain name requires the fiscal code, or VAT or ID number of the owner contact.
You must also specify correctly configured nameservers. If your domain name does not meet the technical requirements and if it is not corrected within a deadline of 30 days, it will be deleted by the Registry without any refund.
The registry sends you an email after the registration of a .IT domain name.
Renewal: domains are deactivated upon expiration. It is possible to renew up to 14 days following the expiration date.
Disputes: http://www.nic.it/en/domini/regolamento.html
Change of owner: requires Gandi's owner change form and accompanying proof of ID.
Transfer (change of registrar): the process depends on whether the losing registrar is using EPP (Registrar) or not (Maintainer) (see nic.it):
  • Transfer from a Registrar: the request is launched from our website. Be sure that you have the domain's auth code (which you must get from the former registrar), that the domain's status is not "TransferProhibited," that it does not expire soon and that it was created at least 60 days prior the request or renewed/transferred at least 7 days prior to the request. The transfer must be confirmed by email.
  • Transfer from a Maintainer: the request is launched from our website. Within 14 days after your request, you must send a "Change of Maintainer/Registrar" form to the .IT Registry (in Italian) according this process.
Deletion process: quarantine of 30 days, see this table
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