.IT refers to the official domain extension or the internet country code top level domain (ccTLD) of Italy. It was introduced in 1987 and was intended for entities connected with this country. IT-NIC is the authorized unit for carrying out its registry.
Registration of a .IT, .CO.IT or .BZ.IT domain name is subject to the following conditions:
An individual residing in European Union, or
An organization registered in European Union with a VAT number
Entities connected with Italy
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|Server Plan Srl||62,511||1.70%|
|TLD Registrar Solutions Ltd.||30,688||0.83%|
|Ascio Technologies, Inc. Danmark - Filial af Ascio technologies, Inc. USA||21,416||0.58%|
The .it domain name is open to individuals, companies, and organizations registered in Italy or abroad. It is also available for countries in the European Economic Area (EEA) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).
A .it domain name can be also assigned to a person who has their main residence or registered office in Italy, provided that they have been entered into the register of Italian residents abroad maintained by the City Council of Rome for at least three years.
The Italian registry (IT-NIC) is responsible for the registration of .it domain names. The Registrar is known as Register.IT and it has been assigned by the Italian Ministry of Communications to manage this top-level domain (TLD).
The price of the .it domain name depends on whether you want to register it or transfer your existing one, as well as its type (e.g., personal, business, etc.). The annual price of registration or transfer is 100 euros. This may however be lower or higher depending on the registrar you choose.
Some of the most popular second-level domain names include:
.org.it - This is the standard domain for noncommercial organizations
.gov.it - This is a restricted domain, reserved exclusively to public bodies and managed by the Ministry of Communications
.edu.it - Reserved for Italian educational institutions that hold official recognition or are listed in national databases; it may also be assigned to foreign schools operating within Italy's borders under the same conditions as Italian schools
.int.it - This domain name is assigned to international organizations having an official relationship with the Council of Europe, which manages it on their behalf through Register.IT; it can also be used by entities recognized under national law but operating at a global level
.biz.it - Reserved exclusively for businesses
Some of these include:
.museum.it - It is assigned to Italian museums registered in accordance with article 14 of Presidential Decree no. 445 of January 27, 2000
.pro.it - Reserved for professional people
.coop.it - It is assigned to cooperatives registered in accordance with Legislative Decree no. 38 of February 14, 2001
.tourism.it - This domain name is assigned to entities operating in the tourism sector on a national level and recognized by law; it can also be used by foreign companies having their principal place of business in Italy, provided that they are officially recognized or listed by the Ministry of Tourism and/or local authorities
.vinitaly.it - Reserved for companies associated with wine marketing; it can also be assigned to foreign wineries having a commercial presence in Italy under the same conditions as Italian entities
For individuals, the following is required:
- Copy of Italian Identification Document (codice fiscale) or foreign identification document with date and place of birth; in case you are an EU/EEA citizen, you must provide a copy of your passport
- Proof of address (e.g., extract from the public register or utility bill not older than three months)
- Copy of Italian or foreign company registration document and extract from the commercial registry; in case you are an EU/EEA citizen, you must provide a copy of your passport
- Extract from the public register or official list held by the national authority responsible for maintaining it, or an affidavit made before a notary public.