Third level geographic domains
Rules for third-level geographic domains with .it extension
Third-level geographic domains are domain names that are hierarchically dependent on the second-level geographic domain names of the .it extension (examples of second-level geographic domains: fi.it, florence.it, to.it, etc.).
Second-level geographic domain names cannot be registered as they are institutional, whereas it is possible to register third-level domains (e.g. grandhotel.firenze.it, pizzeria-abc.roma.it, video.tv.it, etc) and also to subscribe to services connected to these domains, such as a hosting plan.
Third-level geographic domains are divided into two categories:
- Provincial domains, such as
. .it or . .it, e.g. pizzataxi.fi.it or pizzataxi.firenze.it
- Regional domains, such as
. .it, e.g. miaazienda.toscana.it
Rules for choosing the name
ATTENTION Some regional/provincial extensions may be aliases of other domain names and therefore cannot be registered.
EXAMPLE the nome.milano.it domain is an alias of nome.mi.it.
In conclusion, a third-level geographic domain may be available, but not assigned by the authority because it is already an alias of another domain name.
For a correct choice of name, also consult the authority website (Registro.it) which contains the rules for geographic/reserved domains.