About .it domains

The .it country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) is an extension that represents Italy.

Domain names can be up to 63 characters, with a minimum of two characters, and can contain letters (a to z), numbers (0 to 9), and hyphens (except at the beginning or end of the domain name). You cannot register domain names with special characters such as & and #.

Note: You cannot register .it domain names explicitly for resale. However, they can be sold and transferred.

Features Availability
Who can register? Details here
Registration length 1 year
Renewal length 1 year
Renewal restrictions Details below1
Nameserver requirements Details here
Transfers to HostingDude.com Not supported
Transfers away Supported (details below)2
Private registration Not supported
Protected registration Not supported
Backorders Not supported
Bulk registration Supported
Account change Not supported
Contact updates Supported (details below)3
IDNs Not supported
Expiration/redemption Please contact customer support
Refund policy See below4
Registry Registro.it


1 Renewal restrictions

You can renew your .it domain name within six months of its expiration date. You must, however, renew it before its expiration date. The renewal date depends on whether you auto-renew or manually renew the domain name. We attempt auto-renewal on the first day of the month prior to the domain name's expiration date.

If the renewal attempt fails, we re-attempt renewal on the 10th of the month and again on the 20th of the month. If we cannot auto-renew the domain name and you do not manually renew it by the 20th of the month prior to the expiration date, you can attempt to recover it, and there might be a fee to do so.

For example: Your .it domain name expires on October 10. If your domain name does not renew automatically, you can renew it manually by September 20. For automatic renewals, we attempt to renew the domain name on September 1, September 10, and September 20.

2 Transfers away requirements

Please contact customer support to request an authorization code for .it domain transfers away.

3 Contact updates requirements

To change the registrant and admin information on your .it domain name, please contact our support department. All other contact information can be changed through the Domain Manager in your HostingDude.com account.

4 Refund policy

For details on refunds, please visit HostingDude.com's Refund Policy page.

Most domains will follow the Standard Terms, but certain domains will have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Look under BOTH of the following categories:

  • Products with Special Refund Terms (look under Domain Name Registrations/Renewals)
  • Products Not Eligible for Refunds