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.io

Why do I need a .io domain name?

Memorable

Have you ever noticed how many words end with “io”? There’s portfolio, studio, audio, and cheerio to name a few! .io domain names are great for wordplay, and give brands an opportunity to get their name in a shorter website address.

Relevant

To the tech and software development world, “io” is a common industry term so it speaks directly to that audience. However, .io domain hasn’t always been used by the tech industry. It wasn’t until recently that .io domain began trending for input/output, that it really took off.

Shorter Names, Greater Availability

When it comes to domain names, the fewer characters the better. An advantage of .io doman is that it is only two characters long instead of traditional top-level domains like .com. Since not everybody is an early adopter like you, there are many great domain names still available!

Some examples of .io sites already seeing the benefits!

  • Screenshot of dictation.io website dictation.io
  • Screenshot of codepen.io website codepen.io
  • Screenshot of ouo.io website ouo.io
  • Screenshot of fontawesome.io website fontawesome.io
  • Screenshot of gleam.io website gleam.io

What is .io? It’s also the official domain of British Indian Ocean Territory

Unlike some country code domains, .io domains are unrestricted meaning no weird requirements or documents needed. There are also no premium domain names so you can get any available name for an amazing price.

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We uncovered more about .io in this blog post.

The Meaning Behind That IO Domain You Keep Seeing Everywhere

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How do I transfer a .io domain?

Transferring your .io domain name is a fast and easy process. Get started by clicking "Transfer Now" below, and our Domain Specialists will help you navigate the process. Every .io domain transfer into 101domain includes an additional year(s) renewal, so you're not losing any time, just saving money and gaining the access to the largest portfolio of extensions in the business and 101domain's powerful domain management system.

Starting @ 52.49 USD / yr

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FAQs for .io

.io domain names are available for 1-10 years.
The domain registration time frame for .io during general availability is Instant.
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).
Trustee Service helps you satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name. Trustee Service is not available for this extension.
101domain.com offers hosting and email service for .io. You can order hosting, email service and SSL certificates at checkout or you can contact sales.
Trustee service is non-transferable. If you are using our Trustee Service, you must update ownership according to .io requirements before transfer out can be started.
Yes. You can activate Private Registration during the purchase of a new domain.
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.

Domain Requirements for .io

Obscene, offensive use, and use contrary to statutory laws of any nation is prohibited. See FAQs for complete restrictions.

How do I renew a .io domain?

Renewing your domain name is simple! Just click "Renew Now" below, or log into your Account Manager, select your .io domain name that you would like to renew, select the term of your renewal, and check out. That's it!

We also offer Auto-Renew—a great way to keep your domain name up-to-date without having to worry about letting them accidentally expire. Check your Account Settings to find out if you have it enabled.

Starting @ 62.99 USD / yr

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What are the available languages for .io?

The domain name supports multiple language formats. You can register your domain name in the following languages by just entering your domain search using the appropriate language character set in the search field:

  • 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
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