Why get a .it domain name?
Initially created in 1987, .it is Italy's geographic domain ending. However, English-speaking users often use this domain to make "domain hacks", that is, .it can be used to make a word or expression that "crosses the dot". For example, you could use almost any verb: do.it, buy.it, etc. Word game aficionados will particularly enjoy coming up with a .it domain name.
The .it domain ending: a popular and respected domain ending
Beyond its playful, humorous side, .it enjoys an excellent reputation in that it's known around the world and across Europe, and is sought after beyond Italy's borders. By choosing a .it domain name, you give your site an international outlook.
Please note that .it domain names are, however, subject to certain constraints: they're only available for individuals who live within the European Union, or businesses registered within the EU with a European VAT number.
Open up opportunities for your business with a .it domain name
For most European internet users, a .it domain name is a safe bet. The profitability of your investment is assured.
.it domain prices
Rules and particularities of .it domain names
.IT domain names at Gandi.net
Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited by Registro.it since December 2007
Terms and Conditions
Assigning: .IT domain names are restricted to individuals or organizations within the European Economic Area, the Vatican City State, the Republic of San Marino or the Swiss Confederation, and to persons who have citizenship within one of the countries mentioned above.
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)
Registration period: 1 year
Second-level extensions: yes, Section 3.4.3
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.
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
Change of owner: available on our interface, the current procedure consists in email confirmation by both former and new domain name owner. The expiration date is unchanged
Deletion process:quarantine of 30 days, see this table
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