General information about .at domain extension
Special provisions for .at domain
The owner may reside in any country.
Real time registration
After a prior notification of renewal or expiration of a .at domain, it will be automatically returned to the Registry for registration according to the rule first come, first served.
Trends and general information
A .at (top-level-domain) domain is particularly attractive and interesting to Austrian companies, service providers or private individuals. Country code top-level domain (ccTLD) expresses national relevance for Austria. Local companies operating can reach a specific target, because .at enjoys a high reputation in Austria and through major search engines. But in other regions, for example in neighboring German-speaking countries such as Germany and Switzerland, .at domains are often placed in the top ten search engine rankings. In Italy, Liechtenstein and Hungary for .at domains web pages also appear regularly in search engines.
Every interested administrator, webmaster and internet user is able to purchase and register their personal .at domain. Registration for foreign companies or individuals is possible without problems.
There are several domains directly related to the geographical area of Austria and neighboring countries: The .hu domain as a top-level domain of the internet country code for Hungary is one of them, as well as the generic gTLD .biz formerly showing a deal - Micronesia's TLD .fm orientation and country code, which is often misused for radio stations worldwide.
The demand for .at domains has been high since the beginning - at the end of 2000, about 160,000 domain names were already registered and a few months ago the .at domain was registered with the number 1.111.111.
At the beginning of 2011, the .at domain register registered over one million domains and by 2016 more than 1.3 million. Since then, this number has increased significantly. For companies there is the possibility to buy and register a co.at domain, which underlines a commercial orientation - about 30,000 of these areas are currently registered. There is also the domain or.at, which has been introduced for organizations - so far the nic.at register has registered approximately 8,000 such domains.