We are always in search of new ways to improve your experience on the web. We understand that domain names carry brand potential and value for your business.
As such, we have decided to expand our vast roster of domain extensions with a powerful and modern option ‒ the .io extension.
The Internet country code top-level domain .io is assigned to the British Indian Ocean Territory. The domain is administered by the Internet Computer Bureau, a domain name registry company which is a subsidiary of Afilias and is based in the United Kingdom.
Individuals and organisations are allowed to register .io domains.
Applicants for the registration of .io domains do not need to be registered or established in the British Indian Ocean Territory. Third-level domains, such as “xyz.com.io”, can only be registered by an inhabitant of the area. (Since there are no legal, permanent inhabitants of the British Indian Ocean Territory, theoretically no third-level domains will be registered.) Any second-level domains used by NIC.IO and top-level domains cannot be used as a third-level domain. For example, the domains “com.com.io”, “org.com.io”, and “biz.com.io” are all restricted.
Labels for .io domains may only contain alphanumeric characters and hyphens, and must be between 3 and 63 characters long. Domain names cannot begin or end with a hyphen symbol, and may not contain two consecutive hyphens. The entire domain name may not contain more than 253 characters.
.io is short for input/output has been especially well-received by technology startups for creating their online presence. We believe that this new extension will help you express your ideas and grow your business like never before. Grab .io domain right now for your next startup.