Useful information about .at domains
Trends & General Information
The .at domain is the official Internet country code top-level-domain of Austria. These Austrian domains are really popular in the geographical area around Austria: German, Italian or Hungarian companies buy and register an own .at domain to demonstrate a cultural, economic or ethnic connection to Austrian region and people. Registered domains are managed by the nic.at, a company headquartered in Salzburg, Austria. Since 1988 interested Internet users can buy and register their personal .at domains - the high age of the domain underlines an excellent reputation of the TLD that is rewarded especially by the major search engines like Google, but also by many international visitors.
General information about the .at domain extension
|Domain transfer||.at domain transfer is possible|
|Transfer auth-code||No auth-code is required for the transfer of a .at domain|
|Domain security||You cannot set a transfer key to your .at domain|
|Change of ownership||Change of ownership is possible for .at domains|
|Internationalized Domain Names (IDN)||Your .at domain can contain special characters|
|Numeric domains||A .at domain may only contain numbers|
|New registration||1 year|
|Duration of registration||It takes a few seconds to register the .at domain.|
|Notice period||The notice period for termination is 4 days before the domain expires.
After an untimely notice of renewal or termination of a .at domain, the domain automatically will be returned to the registrar.
Special provisions if you want to buy a .at domain
If you buy a at-domain, it is allowed to have 3 - 63 signs.
Do not place hyphens at the beginning or at the end of a domain nor put 2 consecutive ones (e.g. aa--bb.at).
Further information on .at domains
The top-level-domain .at is particularly attractive and interesting for Austrian companies, service providers or private individuals. The ccTLD expresses a national relevance to Austria. Local acting companies can reach a specific target, because the .at enjoys a high reputation in Austria itself and by the major search engines. But also in other regions, for example in the German-speaking neighbouring countries Germany and Switzerland .at domains are often placed in the top ten of search engine rankings. In Italy, Liechtenstein and Hungary .at Web pages also regularly appear in the search engines.
Every interested administrator, Webmaster and Internet user is able to buy and register his personal .at domain - nationality and residence don't matter. Registration for foreign companies or private individuals is also possible without any problems.
There are some directly related domains in the geographical area of Austria and its neighbouring countries: The .hu domain as Internet country code top-level-domain for Hungary is one of them as well as the generic gTLD .biz that formerly shows a business-orientation and the country code TLD .fm of Micronesia, which is often misused for the Web sites of radio stations all over the world.
If you want to buy and register your personal .at website or register, please take a look on the following conditions and requirements: You can choose between 2 to 63 characters, pure numeric domains are possible as well as special characters and hyphens. Your additional advantage: You don't have to wait long time until you receive all your information - we register your desired .at domain in real-time!
Until early 2011, the registry of .at domains, recorded more than one million registered domains. Since then, this number has grown significantly, few months ago .at domain number 1.111.111 was registered. For companies it's also possible to buy and register a co.at domain, which underlines a commercial orientation - approximately 30,000 of these domains are currently registered. There is also the or.at domain, which was introduced for organizations - so far the nic.at recorded about 8,000 registrations.
|Transfer (including annual fee)||$22.90|
|Change of ownership||$0.00|
Free for all new customers
|200 MB web space|
|Unlimited e-mail addresses|
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* Note: The action is limited in time and ends on Dec 31, 2013. Valid for New registrations (only in the 1st year).
For EU citizens the indicated prices are inclusive of 20% VAT.