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?
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 for .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.
How do I host my .io domain name?
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.
Can I transfer out my domain if I’m using your Trustee Service?
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.
Can I hide my registration information (Private Registration)?
Yes. You can activate Private Registration during the purchase of a new domain.
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?
You may visit them here: NIC.IO (run by Internet Computer Bureau).
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