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The .IT Domain

Registered Domains
.IT is the
most popular ccTLD in Europe
The main Language used
Register .IT as
Domain For
Domain Registration term in years
Domain Character Limit
Since 1987

Global Statistics

Most popular Languages on the Web
English 54.8%
German 6.3%
Russian 5.7%
Spanish 4.7%
Most popular Domains on the Web
246 million domain names registered globally
.NET 6.0%
.ORG 4.2%

Top .it websites

Global 46.
Global 247.
Global 375.
Global 440.

About .it

What is .it?

The .it domain is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Italy.
Italy with its estimated population of 60,870,745, ranks as the 8th most populous country in Europe. The .it domain name nowadays the 8th most popular ccTLD (country code top-level domain) used in Europe. There are more than 2,470,037 .it domain names. This means that people like and trust this domain name. You can register your own .it domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .it ccTLD (country code top-level domain) is active since 1987.

Who can register .it domain?

The .it domain name can be registered by companies and individuals.

Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .it extension?

A .it domain name could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Italy. In Italy the national language is Italian. The 6 most popular languages used for websites is english, german, russian, spanish, french and chinese, but you can use any other languages as well. A website with a .it extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues. Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net. Additionally, country code top-level domain gives you the opportunity to find domain hacks much easier.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?

The following are the main criteria that a domain name has to be:
To name your .it domain name you can use any letters A through Z, digits between 0 and 9 and dashes "-".
A name has to start with a digit and end with a digit.
The domain name cannot start or end with dashes. A .it domain name can not contain dashes in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab-
You cannot use stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) or other special characters and cannot include a space.
The .it domain name length should be between 3-63 characters.
Your registration will not be accepted if your domain doesn’t follow the above restrictions.

Domain name registration term allowance:

The .it domain name can be registered 1 to 10 years at a time.