About us - duties and responsibilities of nic.at
Registration and administration of .at-domains
There is a central registry for every Top Level Domain, which operates a database with all domain entries as well as special nameservers for the entire TLD. Only these nameservers make it possible that domains can be reached. nic.at administrates the data of all domains below .at, .co.at and .or.at. It does not matter where you order a domain registration: The domain must always be registered with nic.at in order to become functional.
Secure maintenance of all .at-domains
Our data and nameservers are technically protected against an unauthorised access and breakdowns. However, the security of .at-domains is also provided by manual checks: data will only beif the domain holder confirms the transaction with his .
Qualified customer service
nic.at attaches great importance to personal care. Our professional staff members will process your request fast and reliably – via e-mail, in writing or via telephone.
Up-to-date Whois database
nic.at offers the service of providing domain data for public, thus providing the most updated and reliable source of Whois data for the .at-zone.
Information for the internet community
nic.at also serves as a center of excellence regarding domains. For this reason, we regularly publish news from the domain world and are glad to be your contact for any questions concerning domains.
Cooperation with public bodies
nic.at and therepresent the interests of the Austrian internet community in different public bodies, such as (Internet Corporation for Assigned Numbers and Names), (Council of European National Top Level Domain Registries) and (Réseaux IP Européens). They are also permanently in touch with relevant organisations, like the Austrian Domain Name Council, the European Commission and technical bodies (e.g. ). nic.at operates in close cooperation with the University of Vienna, the former .at-Registry, where a large part of the technical equipment (name server, data bases) is located.