The .wien domain name is the official country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Austria. You can use it to access your Austrian web presence with a unique and easily recognizable domain name.
Just as .com and .de, the Austrian domain name follows a strict, standardized structure.
What may I use .wien for?
The .wien domain name can be used to access any website related to Austria. It is the perfect choice for everyone who wants to appear in top search results, i.e., users looking for information about or connected with Austria.
The following elements form the domain name:
- Suffix: e.g., for a company name; can also be an arbitrary word (e.g., "coffee") or even a combination of both (e.g., "christiancoffee")
Briefly, you would register the following domain for a company called "Christian Coffee":
- Suffix: e.g., for a company name; here, it could be anything, but must not exceed 63 characters in length
There are several companies that offer registration services for .wien domains including us. Only you can decide who should handle your domain registration.
Do not hurry with the choice if you want to get top-quality service and maximum functionality at realistic prices.
What is required for registration?
In principle, all you need for registration is your name, the company or organization you are representing, and an e-mail address.
The following information is required in order to register a domain name:
- Full name of the applicant
- Company registration number (VAT ID) or business identification number (UID)
- If your company/organization has a representative, please indicate his/her full name and e-mail address
- Telephone number and e-mail address of the contact person.
Please note that we will require proof of your right to register a domain under the abovementioned name (e.g. an authorization by means of a power of attorney).
What is required for changes?
If you wish to change information such as the registrant's details or technical data, please send us an updated version of all documents proving your right to use this domain. The current list of documents can be found here:
In exceptional cases, you will be required to provide proof of your identity in the form of a copy of an ID document or passport containing proof of name and address.
In such a case, we may also require proof that you have been authorized to perform the changes on behalf of the registrant (e.g. by means of a power of attorney).
If so required, we shall notify you within five days after receipt of your changes request regarding what additional documentation is needed in order for us to process your request without undue delay.
Can I also register a domain name using other top-level domains like ".com" and ".net"?
Yes, that works too, but we recommend you opt for a country code top-level domain (ccTLD). You can use it to access your Austrian web presence with a unique and easily recognizable domain name.
There is no practical difference between an international top-level domain (e.g., .com) and a local one (i.e., either ccTLD or gTLD).
How long does it take for a .wien domain to be registered?
The registration of your .wien domain name is usually completed within minutes. You will receive an email confirmation directly after you have entered all the details and submitted your order.
The TLD is valid indefinitely; it only needs to be renewed every 10 years at the registrar with which you contracted.
Registration times may vary depending on the company providing the service so it's good to contact several providers before making your decision or placing your order!