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Most frequently asked questions:

  1. Why the .io TLD?

    Originally the official top level domain for the Indian Ocean, domain, like many other country code TLDs, has since been adopted for a different use.

    The tech community in particular has picked up the .io domain name, as its combination of letters (I/O refers to input/output) appeals to the burgeoning IT sector. Seeing the potential of .io as a tech-conscious, feature-leaning prefix for IT domains, tech professionals began snapping up these TLDs back in the late ‘90s.

    With a .io extension, you can show your audience that you’re active in the tech sphere and stand out from the crowded startup market. It’s a great choice for technologically focused businesses and new ventures.

  2. With .io, Your Future is Here

    Given that .io is just starting to get popular, there’s never been a better time to register the domain name. Like all other Namecheap domains, it's backed by our stellar service, plenty of free extras, and world-class support. Why wait? Register your .io domain today.

  3. Restrictions

    Per registry regulations, no .io domain may be used, directly or indirectly, for any purpose that is sexual or pornographic in nature, or violates the statutory laws of any nation. In the event that a specific site breaches this condition, the NIC.IO registry reserves the right to immediately deactivate the domain. The applicant may seek the reinstatement of any suspended domain name by requesting an arbitrator appointed by the World Intellectual Property organization.

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