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About .at Domains

The .at country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) is an extension that represents Austria.

Features Availability
Who can register .at domains? Anyone
Domain name restrictions None
Registration length 1 year
Renewal length 1 year
Renewal restrictions Details below1
Nameserver requirements Details below2
DNSSEC Details below3
Transfers to GoDaddy Supported
Transfers away Details below4
Private registration Not supported
Protected Registration Not supported
Backorders Not supported
Bulk Registration Supported
Account change Supported
Contact updates Supported
IDNs Latin IDN domains supported
Expiration/redemption Please contact customer support
Refund policy Not supported
Registry Nic.at

Using a P.O. Box as an address is not acceptable.

Details

1 Renewal restrictions

If you have auto-renew enabled, we will attempt to charge your card on file and renew your domain 2 weeks prior to expiration, 1 week prior to expiration, and attempt final billing 3 days prior to expiration. If payment fails, we will notify you.

If you do not have auto-renew enabled, GoDaddy will allow you to manually submit a renewal request between 3 and 30 days prior to the expiration date. Please note, we are not able to accept renewal requests earlier than the 30-day mark. See Recovering Expired Domain Names for more information. You'll need to pay the renewal fee at the time of restore.

2 Nameserver requirements

You can have a maximum of eight (8) nameservers per .at domain name. Each .at domain name must have two (2) authoritative nameservers. Before you modify the domain name, you must list only those nameservers in its zone file.

If you want to register a .at domain name with us and use our nameservers, we handle this process for you.

If you want to use your own nameservers, you must set them up before you modify the domain name. You must also ensure that they are resolving properly before you assign them to the domain name in our system.

TIP: You can use a DNS validation tool to ensure that your nameservers are resolving properly. If you do not have a preferred DNS validator, you can use any search engine to find one.

For example, if you want to register coolexample.com.at and use the nameservers ns1.coolexample.at and ns2.coolexample.at, then you must list those nameservers in the domain name's zone file records.

After you set up your nameservers, use the instructions in Change nameservers for my domains to set the nameservers in our system.

3 DNSSEC requirements

See Manage DNSSEC for my domain for information on enabling DNSSEC for your .at domain name and About Self-Managed DNSSEC for information on the digital signature (DS) fields required for it. You can configure a maximum of six (6) DS records for your .at domain name.

4 Transfers-away requirements

You must ask the gaining registrar to initiate the transfer for .at domains. Transfers will complete once the losing registrar (or Nic.at, in some instances) provides the auth code and sends in the transfer request. Due to registry limitations, transferred .at domain names retain only the remaining registration - there is no automatic extension of the registration.

Your domain does not need to be unlocked to be available for transfer.

See Transfer domain to another registrar for more information on transferring domain names to a different registrar.


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