. it is the country code top -level domain ( ccTLD) of Italy. It was registered on 23 December 1987, is from IIT - CNR managed by seven servers.


Overall, a. It domain may be between three and 63 characters long, the award is fully automated and usually lasts only a few hours.

The domain terms were last changed at the end of June 2012. Long only natural or legal persons could register a. It domain, which have their residence or registered office in a Member State of the European Union. With effect from July 11, 2012, this restriction is at least partially removed, so also people from Iceland, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican can register a. It domain. Consist remained the condition, specify either a valid passport or VAT number when ordering a domain. Most registrars support domain holder in the transmission of the corresponding data to the registry.

Since July 2012, individuals and entities from the Vatican. It domains can be registered. In addition, support non- alphanumeric characters has been introduced. The so-called IDN method has been implemented for a total of 21 additional characters, including German umlauts.


.. Besides de, uk and other endings it belongs to the ten most important or popular country-code top -level domains worldwide (as of March 2012). .