.io Domain Name Information

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  • Registration On Sale 47.99 USD / normally 62.99 USD
  • Renewal 65.99 USD
  • Transfer 47.99 USD / Transfer in your .io
  • ICANN Fee 0.18 USD per year
  • Time to Register Instant
  • Type ccTLD
  • Country British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Registration Period 1 - 10 years
  • Renewal Grace Period 40 days
  • Redemption Period 30 days
  • Privacy Protection Available
  • DNSSEC Supported / Learn how to add DNSSEC
  • Registry Lock Available
  • Local Presence Required No
  • Trustee/Proxy Service No
  • Blocking Service 270+ top-level domains (TLDs) with one DPML subscription / Learn More
    Block Registrations on your trademark in .io and each of NIC IO's
  • Individuals can register Yes
  • Businesses can register Yes
  • Languages Supported Arabic,  Belarusian,  Bulgarian,  Chinese Simplified,  Chinese Traditional,  Danish,  Finnish,  French,  German,  Hungarian,  Icelandic,  Italian,  Korean,  Latvian,  Lithuanian,  Macedonian,  Polish,  Portuguese,  Russian,  Serbian,  Spanish,  Swedish,  Ukrainian, 
    .io domain name supports multiple language formats. You can register your domain name by entering your domain search using the appropriate language character set in the search field.
  • Are Individual .io domain registrations allowed? Yes
  • Company or legal entities registrations allowed for .io? Yes
  • Are there requirements, documents, or information needed for .io? No
  • Are some .io domain names restricted? Yes
    Obscene, offensive use, and use contrary to statutory laws of any nation is prohibited. See FAQs for complete restrictions.
  • Does .io domain have a special use? No
  • Other information I need to know about .io? No
  • Are there any additional fees for .io? No
  • Do I need a trademark/brand name to register .io? No
  • Private Registration service available? Yes
  • Trustee / Proxy service offered? Fees? No
What is the registration term allowed for .io domain names?
.io domain names are available for 1-10 years.
How long does it take to register my .io domain name?
The domain registration time frame for .io during general availability is Instant.
What are the characters and valid character lengths for .io domain names?
.io Domain Names must:
  • have 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).
What is DNSSEC, and is it available for .io domain?
DNSSEC is available for .io domain. Enabling DNSSEC will protect .io domain names against counterfeit DNS data by providing origin authentication and integrity protection on that data. DNSSEC can be configured in your domain name's DNS panel.
What is Trustee Service, and is it available for .io?
Trustee Service is not available for .io extension. Trustee Service can help satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.
How do I host my .io domain name?
Your .io domain name can be hosted on any hosting platform, whether a cloud-based website builder service like 101domain.com's Easy Website Builder or server hosting platform like 101domain.com Web Hosting using Plesk.
Can I hide my .io registration information (Private Registration)?
Yes. You can activate Private Registration during the purchase of a new .io domain.
What is the grace period for .io domain name?
Grace periods vary for country code Top Level Domains (ccTLD) including Internationalized Domain Names (IDN). Some registries require renewal up to 60 days in advance of the domain name expiration date. It is your responsibility to pay for your Renewal Fees in advance of the due date specified by 101domain regardless of the domain name expiration date. Failure to pay your Renewal Fees prior to the due date will result in a fee of $150 to renew your .io domain. There may be a restore period between when the domain expires and when the domain can be registered again. In the event that you do not pay by the renewal date, your site may be inaccessible during this time so it is very important that you renew this extension before the renewal date.
Who is the registry that manages .io domain names?
The registry that manages the registration of domain names with the .io Top Level Domain is NIC IO. You may visit them at https://nic.io/.
  • Registry NIC IO
  • .io Registry logo
  • Accredited Yes
  • Sponsoring Organization
  • Administrative Contact
    Internet Administrator
    IO Top Level Domain Registry
    c/o Sure (Diego Garcia) Limited
    Diego Garcia
    British Indian Ocean Territories, PSC 466 Box 59
    FPO-AP 96595-0059
    British Indian Ocean Territory
    Email: [email protected]
    Voice: +246 9398
    Fax: +246 9398
  • Technical Contact
    Internet Computer Bureau Ltd
    Greytown House, 221-227 High Street
    BR6 0NZ
    United Kingdom
    Email: [email protected]
    Voice: +44 (0)1689 827505
    Fax: +44 (0)1689 831478
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