Italian businesses and .it: the opportunities offered by the Web

Internet Festival 2016 – “These small giants. Are Italian businesses grasping all the opportunities offered by the Web?” In this event organised by the Registro .it, Gianluca Diegoli (digital marketing expert and Registro .it consultant), Domenico Laforenza (director of the CNR’s Istituto of Informatics and Telematics which is responsible for the Registro .it) and Luca De Biase (journalist working for “Il Sole 24 Ore”) highlighted the current situation of Italian businesses in respect of Internet use and the importance of online business. They also explained how to acquire a digital identity through an .it domain and how an Italian Internet name can typify a company in both the material and digital worlds, forging an automatic identification with the “Made in Italy” brand.

Internet Festival 2016

Happy holidays

2016 was an important year for the .it Registry with important meetings and events. Two milestones to remember: thirty years since the first Italian internet connection (30 April 1986) and a new record: 3 million domain names. And next year will be full of new anniversaries to celebrate and new work to do. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!”
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A record for the Italian web: Italy has passed the three-million-domain-name mark

.it celebrates its three-millionth domain name, which puts it in sixth place among the country code top level domains in the European Union and ninth worldwide. But 33% of micro enterprises still don't have an internet domain. The domain "" goes down in .it Registry history as the three-millionth

30 years of the Internet

How the Internet has changed our lives in thirty years and how it will change them in the next thirty: stories of innovators who have used the Web to revolutionize our habits, the space we live in, our social lives and how we interact with culture, information and finance.
30 years of the Internet

IF 2016: the festival on the Internet's "plots" has ended

More than 200 events in the very centre of Pisa: speeches, workshops, storytelling, panels, seminars, presentations, screenings, comics, awards, and performances. Young and old, experts and newbies, onlookers and foreigners attended the festival in droves. During four intense days in a dedicated venue, the Registro welcomed a large audience discussing businesses and startups, including Startupitalia's Bootstrap, the Registro's business competition, and the launch of the new communication campaign. The CNR's Webtv gave daily coverage to the Internet Festival 2016, showing the multiplicity and variety of the events, focusing mainly on the Registro's events.
Scena digitale 2016


The Registry is ready for Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC). DNSSEC ensures the safety and reliability of the information provided by DNS systems (the protocol that makes navigation easier by using names, not numbers). Soon, on the specific test platform, it will be possible to try out the new DNS validation system for .it too. When the test is launched, all Registrars will be informed through their dedicated mailing list and through the Registry’s reserved-access portal.

The Internet? It’s all a question of names

The story of Italy’s domain names told for the first time in comic book style. Leo Ortolani and Federico Bertolucci have created their own very personal account of the Internet in conjunction with the CNR’s Istituto di Informatica e Telematica of Pisa and the .it Registry for the CNR Edizioni Comics&Science collection.

The second Quarter .it issue 2016 is out!

Inside, the four past months - with events and news, the new portal on the agri-food sector and the updated data of the Ludoteca Registro .it - as well as some previews on projects and future events. A rich issue, with two new sections: a “focus” on the new Registrars’ contract and “news from abroad” on the Net Neutrality and Centr (Council of European National Top-Level Domain Registries) contribution to this topic, on the sentences of the European Court of justice and on the last developments of the Iana Transition.


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