long can a domain name be ?
may vary, from 3 to 63 types.
For domain names registered under the geographical
structure, the limit is between 1 and 63 types.
scripts are allowed ?
Scripts allowed in domain
names are "a"-"z" letters, "0"-"9" digits and the symbol "-" (hyphen).
names must not begin or end with the symbol "-" (hyphen).
Use of double "-"
(hyphen) (e.g.: x--y.it) is not recommended.
physical or juridical people living in or belonging to an European Union Member
State register domain names under ccTLD "it" ?
or juridical people living in or belonging to an European Union Member State (Austria,
Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Italy,
Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden) can register domain names
under the ccTLD "it".
Other territories do not belong to the European
Union such as: the Principality of Monaco, Vatican City, San Marino, Andorra,
The new Naming rules allow natural persons to register
domain names too.
the documentation required for .IT domain registration be sent in a different
language (English, French, etc..) ?
all forms must be sent in Italian.
The English translations contained
in our site are only for a better understanding of the Italian text.
an .it domain be registered free by no-profit associations and/or agencies ?
no free registrations are granted; you can, however, contact NetRegister and ask
if lower rates can be applied to such organisations.
a .IT domain name be reserved ?
this is forbidden by Naming Rules .
can the status of a .IT domain name registration be checked ?
the public-access interface which can be found at: http://www2.nic.it/Maintainer/nic.html
registering, can one be protected from similar registrations ?
is no way to do this, except within the limits established by the Civil Code concerning
the protection of rights, unfair competition and deeds of confusion.
is the relationship between a domain name and a trade name ?
According to the
Naming rules, a domain name is a web address and does not imply any reference
to trade names or other commercial rights.
is a third-level domain name ? And a fourth-level one ?
A third-level domain
name is a domain name with an additional level separator, a ".", followed
by a region or province. For instance: domainname.pisa.it/nomedominio.toscana.it/.mi.it
A fourth-level domain name is, instead, a domain name with two additional
level separators, followed by a municipality and province. For instance: domainname.milano.mi.it.
is a second level domain name ?
The domain name
system has a hierarchical structure:
The component furthest right to the
domain name is called the Top Level Domain. Top Level Domains are often country
code, for example .it (Italy), .be (Belgium), .nl (The Netherlands), .... However
there are also generic Top Level Domanis, for example .COM, .NET and .ORG
The three "newest" generic Top Level Domains are .INFO, .BIZ. and .NAME.
Other TLDs will be added soon.
The second level domain is the component
chosen by you, on the left of the Top Level Domain. So netregister.biz is a Second
To these SLD's a domain name holder can associate, by means
of a number of technical procedures, all the Internet services: WEB www.netregister.biz,
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, FTP-service and other.