.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 (correctly configured*)
  • 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
      • Registrant and admin contact must be the same
    • 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 alphanumeric-value without spaces) and must pass validation through Italian fiscale control. Example: ABCDEF12G34H567I 

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 (correctly configured*)
  • 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
      • Registrant and admin contact must be the same
    • 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.

IMPORTANT: If the current status in the whois is "pending update" the transfer is not accepted. (shown error "Transfer is prohibited by the current domain owner "). Please wait until the status is "ok" again before submitting a new transfer request.

*Nameservers must be properly configured. Check this on the registry's website.



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
  • Registry: NIC IT
  • Registry whois: whois.nic.it
  • Registry web based whois: https://web-whois.nic.it/
  • Registry zonefile updates: 01:30, 05:30, 09:30, 13:30, 17:30, 21:30
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.
    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: 14 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:


Due to the regular changes in registry rules and configuration or missing information from registry side, and despite our effort to keep our knowledge base up-to-date, information in the knowledge base may be outdated or incorrect. If you encounter some issue, please report it through the "HotJar" feedback collector on the bottom right, or (if it is blocked by your browser) by clicking the "Submit a request" link below. If there is discrepancy between the knowledge base and the process in Openprovider, the process in Openprovider is leading.

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