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Introduction to Italian Domain Name RegistryIf you are thinking of establishing a business in Italy, or selling to Italians, you might want to consider registering a .it Italian domain name for your website.
The rules regarding .it domain names are much stricter than those for .co.uk and .com web addresses. They are available only to EU member citizens or EU member registered companies. Individuals who do not have a VAT registration number may register just one .it domain name, but EU companies may register unlimited .it domain names.
There are an every increasing number of non-Italian companies that can register .it domain names for you, but in general their prices are very high. With a credit card, a basic grasp of italian, and an Italian tax code (Codice Fiscale) and you can purchase a .it domain name and hosting at Italian prices from one of the many providers based in Italy. Costs start from as little as €15 per year!
Buy Direct from Italy (.it domain name AND basic hosting package)TuoNome.it - €15 + IVA (1 x .it domain name) + €4 + IVA (hosting)
Redirect to existing web page, courtesy page, activation, unlimited web space, 10 webmail email accounts, and 24h FTP access.
eDomain - €9.50 (€26 with hosting for 1 year)
1 x .it domain for 1 year, free redirect - with hosting get 3MB of space and 3 pop3 webmail accounts and 24 hour FTP access.
HostingVirtuale.it - €1.99 month hosting + free .it domain name.
Unlimited web space, 2000MB monthly traffic, free domain registration, FTP access, 3 POP3 web mail accounts, web control panel, unlimited email forwarding
VirtualSite.it - €10 + IVA .it domain name, €20 + IVA hosting/domain name package
Courtesy page and email with domain name registration. Basic hosting package includes 5MB space, 5 email addresses, and domain name registration
WebHosting24.it - €2.49 / month + €9.99 activation fee.
1 domain name, 15MB of web space, 3000MB monthly traffic, 8 POP3 email accounts, 10 email redirects, statistics, web configuration
Register.it - €35 + IVA (€42)
1 year of maintenance, 3MB of web space, 3 email addresses with 10MB of space, Web mail
Aruba.it - Domain name registration, unlimited web space, statistics, antispam and antivirus, with five 50MB each POP3 email accounts with individual forwarders and auto-responders at €20.66 + IVA / year. Domain registration only at €9.99 + IVA / year; and domain registration with redirection to an existing site and email services is €15.49 + IVA / year.
Buy from Outside Italy (Just .it domain name - NO hosting package)Simply.com - £79.99 + VAT / year
HotChilli.com - £70.00 + VAT / 2 years
EuroDNS.com - €50 + VAT set up fee and €40 + VAT / year
European Domain Centre - €75 + VAT / year