This article describes the procedures and requirements of .it.com domain names.
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Successful domain registration via RCP or XML API or REST API requires:

  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group
  • .it.com domain names can be registered by private parties, businesses, and organizations for any legal reason.

Successful domain transfer via RCP or XML API or REST API requires:

  • authorisation code
  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group.

Current registrant can approve or decline transfer and if this is not done within 5 days, it is automatically approved after 5 days period. 


Additional notes on a .it.com transfer

Authcodes do not expire.

Authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode
Registration period after transfer extends
Average transfer time 5 days
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .it.com domains is available.

Owner change (trade)

  • requested as a normal domain update via RCP or XML API or REST API
  • processed realtime

Other update



  • requested via RCP or XML API or REST API
  • processed realtime
  • will result in a quarantine period

Restore / reactivate

  • restore / reactivation supported via RCP or XML API or REST API 
  • Quarantine period can be found under 
    Detailed extension information > Technical information > Quarantine period
Domain lifecycle
Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: yes
  • Minimum length: 1 character
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 - (hyphen/dash). It should not begin and end with the symbol "-" (dash).
  • IDN characters: yes, (é, ë, ê, è, â, à, æ, ô, oe, ù, û, ü, ç, î, ï, and ÿ)
  • Registration period: 1 -10 years
  • Renewal date offset: 2 days
    The number of days before the registry's expiration date, that Openprovider requires the domain to be renewed or expired. More info.
    Note that the dates as shown in your Openprovider account are always leading, even if they do not match the renewal date offset mentioned here.
  • Soft quarantine period: 40 days
    During this period, following after an expiration, the domain can be restored for free. This period does not apply if the domain is deleted explicitly. More info.
  • Quarantine period: 30 days
    During this period, an expired or deleted domain name can be reactivated at an additional fee.
  • Local presence required? no
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? no
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? no
  • No special requirements.
Registration agreement The registry requires that a registration agreement is in place between the provider and the domain holder. The text of this registration agreement and any required supplements is the following:

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