.it

This article describes the procedures and requirements of .it domain names.
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Successful domain registration requires:

  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group
  • Office/residence of the registrant must be within the EU.
  • All used handles must have the following details filled in:
    • For private individual
      • Passport number or individual ID
      • Social Security Number (fiscal code): Example: ABCDEF12G34H567I without spaces
    • For companies
      • Company registration number
      • VAT number
    • State / province: For entities based in Italy, the registry will strictly check the 2-letter province code included in the handle. See for the correct naming our separate knowledge base article.

 

Additional notes

  • Email sent to the owner has to be confirmed in order to activate the domain.
  • Nameservers must be properly configured. Check this on the registry's website.
  • "Social security number" field has to be filled in with the Fiscal code (contains of 16 numberic-value without spaces) and must pass validation through Italian fiscale control.

Common errors

  • "The domain registration/transfer/trade failed. Reason: Incorrect contact's details: XY123456-ZZ, 2004, Parameter value range error; Registrant: invalid reg code" 
    Reason: "Social security number" is wrong or field is empty.

  • "2005, Parameter value syntax error; Voice syntax error"
    Reason: phone number is wrong. Check area code and numbers format used.

Successful domain registration requires:

  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group
  • Office/residence of the registrant must be within the EU.
  • All used handles must have the following details filled in:
    • For private individual
      • Passport number or individual ID
      • Social Security Number (fiscal code): Example: ABCDEF12G34H567I without spaces
    • For companies
      • Company registration number
      • VAT number
    • State / province: Note that for entities based in Italy, the registry will strictly check the 2-letter province code included in the handle. See for the correct naming our separate knowledge base article.

 



Additional notes on a .it transfer

  • Email sent to the owner has to be confirmed in order to finish the transfer.
  • The current registrar will then have 1 day to object against the transfer. If no objection or approval is given the transfer will complete automatically.
  • The registry will not send an e-mail to the domain contacts after the transfer finishes.
Authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode,email
Registration period after transfer restarts
Average transfer time 1 day
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .it domains is available.
  • Authorization code request - via RCP or API
  • Authorization code reset - via RCP or API

Owner change (trade)

  • requested via RCP or API
  • processed realtime

Other update

  • requested via RCP or API
  • processed realtime

This change is processed realtime. The whois will take 6 to 12 hours to update.

Delete

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

Restore / reactivate

  • restore / reactivation supported via RCP or API
  • Quarantine period can be found under 
    Detailed extension information > Technical information > Quarantine period
Registry
Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: yes
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: yes, all 24 languages of the European Union are supported
  • Registration period: 1 year
  • Renewal date offset: 0 days
    The number of days before the registry's expiration date, that Openprovider requires the domain to be renewed or expired. More info.
  • Soft quarantine period: n/a 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: 29 days
    During this period, an expired or deleted domain name can be reactivated at an additional fee.
Restrictions
  • Local presence required? yes
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? no
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? yes
  • For correct inclusion in the zone file, the nameservers must be properly configured. MX records must accept an postmaster@ address. MX Records may not point to a CNAME.
  • Company number and VAT number (companies) or fiscal code (individuals) is required.
  • It is required that the Office/residence of the registrant is within the EU.
  • It is required to fill in the province for Italian residence in the contact handle: https://support.openprovider.eu/hc/en-us/articles/360000738327--it
  • Registrant had to be an adult (18+), age is validated via Fiscal number - field: "DATA DI NASCITA"
Policies
  • Regulations disputes and legal guidelines : http://www.nic.it/legal-issues/regulation-disputes-and-legal-guidelines
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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