European Domains: Austria (.gv.at)
Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the Austrian domain type, ie. “gv.at”. Therefore to search “www.bb-online.gv.at” enter “bb-online” and nothing else.
The only letters allowed within a domain name are: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Spaces are NOT ALLOWED.
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Once the domain is registered
All Austrian domain names registered with us are stored on our international server. Domains registered with us are automatically provided with their own under-construction page - this notifies potential registrants that the name has been acquired and is now registered. The under-construction page is offered free of charge and may be used indefinitely.
It is possible for Web and/or Mail forwarding to be provided for Austrian domains.
Domain transfer/release fees are charged are by a majority of registrars, but BB Online make no charge to transfer a domain to another Austrian domain name registrar.
Very popular in Austria
.at is the Internet country code Top Level domain name (ccTLD) for Austria, officially known as the Republic of Austria, is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is a member of the European Union. There are an estimated 8,292,322 people living in Austra and its GPD is $275.02 billion. The main languages spoken in the Republic of Austria are German, Slovene, Hungarian and Croatian.
The .at domain name for Austria is operated and sponsored by NIC.AT (Network Information Centre); however, it was operated by the University of Vienna beforehand when the domain name was introduced in 1988. Although the .at domain name is intended for entities of Austria there are no restrictions on who can apply: one does not have to have a presence in the country. Registrations for the .at domain name is taken by NIC.AT at a first-come-first-serve basis.
The registrations for the .at top-level domain name for Austria can be taken directly at second level but applicants may register at a third level under various second level labels:
- .ac.at - for educational institutions and universities
- .co.at - for commercial entities (companies)
- .gv.at - intended for governmental entities and agencies (restricted)
- .or.at - for non-governmental organisations
Unfortunately, the .at domain name for Austria has to deal with many domain hacks due to 'at' being in common usage in the English language. The maximum length for a registered domain is 63 characters.
Some domain names may be classified by the registry as a premium domain name and will command a higher price. If you request a premium domain name we will contact you before completing your order.
In addition, the registry may at any time reserve domain names from registration or the sale may be restricted to comply with ICANN requirements.
The .at top-level domain has a number of second-level domains. These are:.gv.at - for governmental institutions (registration is handled by the Austrian Federal Chancellery).ac.at - for academic and educational institutions (registration is handled by the University of Vienna).co.at - intended for companies (unrestrictedregistration).or.at - intended for organizations (unrestricted registration)However, it is also possible to register, unrestrictedly, directly at the second level. Given the number of English words that end with -at, this presents the possibility for many domain hacks. bo.at is an example to put into consideration, despite there are at least three characters for the second level required, e.g. form.at. Domain hacks treating "at" as a word in its own right (such as arrive.at) are also widespread.
Registrations of internationalized domain names are accepted according to the following instructions.
- Population is estimated to be 8,292,322 people
- Gross Domestic Product is $275.02 billion US Dollars
- Languages recognised in Austria are German, Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian
International domain names from BB Online since 1997