The .io Domain

Registered Domains
Population of the Country
The main Language used
Register .IO as
Domain For
British Indian Ocean Territory
Domain Registration term in years
Domain Character Limit
Since 1997

Global Statistics

Most popular Languages on the Web
English 54.8%
German 6.3%
Russian 5.7%
Spanish 4.7%
Most popular Domains on the Web
246 million domain names registered globally
.NET 6.0%
.ORG 4.2%

Top .io websites

Global 4,362.
Global 5,560.
Global 9,112.
Global 16,348.

About .io

What is .io?

The .io domain name is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for British Indian Ocean Territory.
British Indian Ocean Territory with its estimated population of 4,000, ranks as the 52nd most populous country in Asia. These domains with the .io extension are very popular in British Indian Ocean Territory and around its geographical area. You can register your own .io domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .io ccTLD (country code top-level domain) active and gaining popularity since 1997.

Who can register .io domain?

Any individual or organisation are allowed to register a .io web name.

Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .io extension?

A .io domain name could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in British Indian Ocean Territory. In British Indian Ocean Territory the first language is English. English is the 1st most used website language in the world. A website with a .io extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues. Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net. Additionally, country code top-level domain gives you the opportunity to find domain hacks much easier.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?

When choosing a domain always remember the following criterias:
Characters allowed in a .io domain: (abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789-).
A domain may start with a digit and end with a digit.
The name cannot start or end with dashes. Although the character "-" is allowed inside the name, but cannot have two hyphens in a row.
Other special characters, spaces or stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) are not permitted.
Maximum length of a web name can’t be more than 63 characters long and can’t be less than 3 characters (including extensions like .io).
Your registration will not be accepted if your name doesn’t follow the above criterias.

Domain name registration term allowance:

The .io domain registration time: 1-10 years registration are permitted at once.