Changing the nameservers on a .it domain name

This article applies to .IT domain names.

In order to change the nameservers on your .IT domain name the nameservers be setup and resolving before you update the domain in your 123-reg user control panel.

The .IT registry have the following requirements for nameservers which must be pre-configured:

  • The nameserver IP addresses must be static and correspond to those actually associated with them.
  • The first nameserver must be the same as indicated in the Server of Authority (SOA) record of the domain name.
  • A CNAME must not be associated with the domain name.
  • The name of the nameserver specified in the SOA cannot be a CNAME.
  • At least one MX or A record must exist for the domain name.
  • Where an MX record is listed, it must not have an associated CNAME.
  • Indicated nameservers must be authoritative for the domain name.

Whenever interrogated, the servers must not give the following responses:

  • Not responding
  • Not reachable
  • Not running
  • Non-existent domain
  • Host not found
  • Server failure
  • Query failed

Once you have configured your new nameservers you can follow the instructions on changing the nameservers on your domain name.

Important: The IT registry checks the DNS requirements at registration and if that fails, periodically thereafter. If, after 30 days, the DNS requirements are not met, the IT registry will delete (without refund) the domain.

Tip: To ensure that your new nameservers are resolving correctly you can use a DNS validation tool, you can find a DNS validator tool by performing a web search.

Please note: Your nameserver change will then be processed by the .IT registry who will approve or reject the change, this can take upto 5 business days. During this time on a whois lookup your domain will show the status PendingUpdate and the old nameservers will continue to be displayed.

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