.at is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Austria. It is administered by NIC.AT.
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.
Background Information :
Population2007 estimate 8,316,487 (93rd) - 2001 census 8,032,926 - Density 99/km2 (99th) 257/sq mi
GDP(PPP) 2007 estimate - Total $317.007 billion (34th) - Per capita $38,180 (IMF) (8th)
National AnthemLand der Berge, Land am Strome (German) Land of Mountains, Land by the River
AreaTotal 83,872 km2 (115th) 32,383 sq mi - Water (%) 1.7
International Dialling Code43
GovernmentFederal Parliamentary republic - President Heinz Fischer - Chancellor Werner Faymann Independence - Austrian State Treaty in force July 27, 1955 - Declaration of Neutrality October 26, 1955 (before: Austrian Empire: 1804, First Austrian Republic: 1918) EU
LanguageGerman, locally also Slovene, Croatian and Hungarian
Time ZoneCET (UTC+1) - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2). Austria (German: Osterreich), officially the Republic of Austria (German: Republik Osterreich), is a landlocked country in Central Europe and Danubian Europe. It borders both Germany and the Czech Republic to the north, Slovakia and Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The capital is the city of Vienna on the Danube River.
The origins of Austria date back to the ninth century, when the territory of Upper and Lower Austria became increasingly populated. The name "Ostarrichi" is first documented in an official document from 996. Since then this word has developed into Osterreich. For historic informations see Article: Habsburg Monarchy