Since the beginning of February, the names of sites with the .it extension have changed in the wake of the pandemic, and terms such as coronavirus, covid19, covid, masks, mask, virus, Italy, free and antivirus have been registered. This is the constantly evolving data from the latest survey by the ad-hoc Observatory of the Systems and Technological Development Unit of Registro .it, which shows the registration of about 3,922 new .it domains related to the virus. The type of services and activities associated with the names mainly involve news about the virus, health information and online sales.
The geographical distribution of these names sees Lombardy rank first as a region (with Milan ranking first as a province), followed by Lazio and Emilia Romagna ranking second and third, respectively, and Valle d'Aosta ranking last. Most of the four thousand names linked to the virus have primarily been registered by Italian and foreign individuals, followed by companies and freelancers.