.it Domain Names

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

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

Whois: http://web-whois.nic.it/
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.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.
If the owner contact is an individual, the owner contact must be also indicated as administrative contact
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: yes, appendix A and B
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, it will be suspended by the registry.
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/register-your-it/legal
Change of owner: requires Gandi's owner change form and accompanying proof of ID.
Transfer (change of 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 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 and the expiration date is reset
Deletion process: quarantine of 30 days, see this table
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