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.IO Domain (British Indian Ocean Territory)

58,74 € / year 1) 2)
new registration
38.2353 1)
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.io domains are one of the fastest growing territorial extensions in the last few years, this is due to the fact that its acronym "io" means "input/output", a term widely used in the technology industry.

But the .io domains actually belong to the British Indian Ocean Territory and were launched in early 1997. Interestingly, the first .io domain was, registered by Levi Strauss & Co. a well-known American clothing brand.

Besides being popular for the technological term, .io domains have also been registered in many occasions because it is easy to create domain hacks with it, forming words like In recent years a lot of new services and video games have used this extension for their main domain.

The .io domains are managed by Afilias, which also offers other extensions such as .info, .pro or .bio, among others.

Domain characteristics

General Information for the domain extension .io - British Indian Ocean Territory

Meaning of Extension .io is the official country domain (ccTLD) from British Indian Ocean Territory.
Minimum and maximum length 2 - 63 characters
Time of registration In real-time
Time of transfer In real-time
Registrar Transfer Yes, with Auth-Code
Trade No
Premium Domains Yes
Whois Privacy Yes
DNSSEC Supported Yes (DS)
Renewal Period 1Y, 2Y, 3Y, 4Y, 5Y, 6Y, 7Y, 8Y, 9Y, 10Y
Registration Period 1Y, 2Y, 3Y, 4Y, 5Y, 6Y, 7Y, 8Y, 9Y, 10Y
Cancellation Period 1 Day(s)
Renewal On Transfer Yes
Term transfer on Transfer Yes
No local contact needed
Data protection Data has to be send in a jurisdiction without an adequate level of data protection as outlined by the EU. Fundamental rights like the right to be forgotten or erasure are not guaranteed. WHOIS is mostly exposed. If you want to go safe, use our WHOIS Privacy Service or Trustee, if available. See GDPR chapter 5 and GDPR Article 49 for more information.
Registry Connection Directly
Transfer lock has to be removed before a transfer can be started
Manual renewal possible
Number of nameservers allowed 2 - 13
1Promo price valid for the first year and when payment is finished up to 2025-01-01 00:59 (Europe/Berlin).
2* Prices may differ for premium domains. These are attractive domain names that require higher prices from the registry. In this case, the premium price is displayed or we will notify you promptly by e-mail. You then have the right to cancel the order.