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For increased privacy, WhoisGuard masks your personal domain data from the publicly accessible Whois database. It will actually list our contact information instead. It also reduces spam and protects you against identity theft. Best of all, it’s included FREE for life with every eligible Namecheap domain you register.

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Most frequently asked questions:
  1. For how many years can I buy .io domains? Where can I buy them?

    Want to know how much .io domains cost per year? A .io domain extension can be registered for 1-10 years. The cost per year varies, so make sure you grab a good price on a .io when you purchase a multi-year registration.

    Registration doesn’t take long and it’s easy to do, so reserve your .io top level domain name today.
  2. How do you register a .io domain name?

    A lot of people want to know how to get a .io domain for a website - it’s easy! The first step is to check if your name is available for sale by using our Domain Name Search. Once you’ve found a name, add any additional products and confirm your order.

    If you want to know where you can register and buy .io domain names, the answer is Namecheap - the best place to buy your domain.
  3. How long can domain registration take?

    The registration process takes just a few minutes. After checkout is complete and the order has been placed, your .io domain can be set up.
  4. When did tech professionals start using .io?

    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. Now, as the digital world begins to dominate just about everything, the popularity is growing more rapidly.

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  5. Is a .io extension good for a domain?

    A .io extension is a great domain for tech companies, startups, and personal websites. It also lends itself to domain hacks like scenar.io and carpacc.io.
  6. Do I need to reside in the British Indian Ocean Territory to register .io domain?

    No, Individuals and organizations do not need to have a fixed address in the British Indian Ocean Territory to register a .io domain. Anyone can search for a domain and reserve their .io.
  7. Are there any 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 website 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.

    Now that you know what you can’t do, go and grab your .io domain at a great price before it’s gone.
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    Yes, WhoisGuard privacy protection service is available for .io, so your info is safe from spammers and dangers.
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    It’s easy to renew a domain and keep your site running smoothly.

    Want to make life simple? Add money to your Namecheap Account or provide a card number to use and switch auto-renewal on or off.
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    When a domain expires, your website and mail service will stop functioning, and no changes can be made to the domain. However, you have a period of about 30 days at Namecheap after the actual expiration date during which you can still renew the domain at the regular rate. Here’s all the information you need.
  11. What is DNSSEC and can I use it with my .io domain?

    DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions) will help make sure that visitors to your website aren’t redirected to fraudulent websites. It adds an extra layer of security on top of the DNS by verifying that the information a user sees is authentic.

    DNSSEC is available for .io domains that use our Basic, Premium and Custom DNS.
  12. How do I activate my SSL offer?

    There are no coupons to enter. Simply purchase your .io domain, and at the checkout you will have the option to add a PositiveSSL Certificate to your cart at an exclusive price – valid for the first year of your registration.
Disclaimers
  • ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) charges a mandatory annual fee of $0.18 for each domain registration, renewal or transfer. This will be added to the list price for some domains at the time of purchase. See full list of affected domains →
  • You'll receive a WhoisGuard subscription absolutely FREE with every eligible domain registration or transfer. WhoisGuard subscription expiration is based on purchase date rather than activation date. WhoisGuard provides subscription pursuant to its Services Agreement with Namecheap. Terms and conditions apply. Visit the WhoisGuard Agreement page for details.
  • Due to the registry restrictions, WhoisGuard cannot be used with certain TLDs. Check WhoisGuard page for the full list.
  • You receive an exclusive PositiveSSL Certificate offer (valid for the first year only) with every new product purchase except domain renewals, or purchase or renewals of any other SSL certificates. Further restrictions may apply.
  • DNS features mentioned are applicable only if your domain uses Namecheap DNS service.
  • DNSSEC is available with all eligible domains as part of Basic or Premium DNS services.
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