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.io Domain Registration


The .IO domain name is the Country Code domain for the British Indian Ocean Territory, but most notably recognized as the domain hack for "Input-Output". If you are a programmer or a start-up, this domain name is for you. A .IO domain name is short, professional and memorable giving your brand an instant affiliation with startups. 



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Register your .io domain

No, documents are not required.

Trustee service is not available for this extension

Yes. You can activate Private Registration

Obscene, offensive use, and use contrary to statutory laws of any nation is prohibited.

Anyone can register this domain extension. Be it for personal use or for a company.

The minimum term for .io domain names is 1 year.

The time it takes to register .io during general availability is Instant.

When the domain name is available for registration and it gets registered. After expiry, it goes through the following stages:

  • The renew grace period: This period lasts for 42 days.
  • The redemption period: This period lasts for 30 days.
  • The pending delete phase: This phase lasts for 5 days after which the domain name is eventually deleted.
  • After the deletion phase, it becomes available for registration.

Domain Names must:

  • have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 63 characters;
  • begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
  • use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z), numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
  • neither begin with nor end with a dash;
  • not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.io); and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.io).

The registry is: NIC.IO

It can be registered for a maximum period of 5 years. It can be renewed for a maximum of 5 years.

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