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European Domains: Italy (


Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the Italian domain type, ie. “”. Therefore to search “” enter “bb-online” and nothing else.

The only letters allowed within a domain name are: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Spaces are NOT ALLOWED. Registration: registration your Italian domain, click here!

This article is about Internet country code. For audio tracker file format, see IT (mod format) is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Italy.

Because it is also the English word it, and many words end with -it, it is commonly used in the construction of domain hack domain names, for exaple,, or

There are a number of reserved second-level domain names, for example domain names like or other names that are referring to geographical regions of Italy. is the official governmental domain, and its use is increasing domain has been investigated, but its proposal was never in the form and are reserved to Italian in the form are reserved to Italian in the form are reserved to Italian regions.

Background Information :

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1st March 2008 estimate 59,715,627 (23rd) - October 2001 census 57,110,144 - Density 197.6/km2 (54th) 511.7/sq mi


(PPP) 2007 estimate - Total $1,787 trillion (10th) - Per capita $30,365 (IMF) (25th)

National Anthem

Il Canto degli Italiani (also known as Inno di Mameli) The Song of the Italians


Total 301,338 km2 (71st) 116,346.5 sq mi - Water (%) 2.4

International Dialling Code



Euro (€)


Parliamentary republic - President Giorgio Napolitano - Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi Formation - Unification 17 March 1861 - Republic 2 June 1946 EU



Time Zone

CET (UTC+1) - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2) Italy (Italian: Italia), officially the Italian Republic, (Italian: Repubblica Italiana), is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily and Sardinia. Italy shares its northern Alpine boundary with France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. The independent states of San Marino and the Vatican City are enclaves within the Italian Peninsula, while Campione d'Italia is an Italian exclave in Switzerland.

Italy has been the home of many European cultures, such as the Etruscans and the Romans, and later was the birthplace of the universities and of the movement of the Renaissance, that began in Tuscany and spread all over Europe. Italy's capital Rome was for centuries the center of Western civilization; it also spawned the Baroque movement and seats the Catholic Church. Italy possessed a colonial empire from the second half of the nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century.

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