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.IT Domain (Italy)

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Launched in 1987 and managed by, .it (Italy) domains are one of the largest domains in the European Union, with more than 3.3 million registered domains.

The Italian territory is full of places with great stories from ancient times. It is a country that receives visitors of all nationalities because it is home to the Vatican. Which is a plus point to consider getting the .it ccTLD, where visitors will instantly identify your site as a local website, increasing their trust.

The .it domains have residency requirements: They can only be registered by citizens of the European Economic Area, the Vatican State, the Republic of San Marino and the Swiss Confederation.

Domain characteristics

General Information for the domain extension .it - Italy

Meaning of Extension .it is the official country domain (ccTLD) from Italy.
Minimum and maximum length 3 - 63 characters
Time of registration In real-time
Registrar Transfer Yes, with Auth-Code
Trade Yes
Whois Privacy No
DNSSEC Supported Yes (DS)
Renewal Period 1Y
Registration Period 1Y
Cancellation Period 1 Day(s)
Renewal On Transfer Yes
No local contact needed
Registry Connection Directly
Trustee Service Yes
The domain terms for .it domains can be found at:


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Notice for Transfers

For the transfer an auth code is required. Your current registrar will give you that code on request. The transfer will be processed within 1-2 days.

API Details

  • domain:create
  • domain:transfer
  • domain:trade
  • domain:update