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.IO domain names

.io domain names

This extension is the official top level domain of the Indian Ocean British Territory. However it is mainly used for startups over the world and is appropriate for any kind of projects.

The registration of .IO domains is opened to everyone, without any restrictions.

Register your domain name in .IO for €48.00 VAT Ex. / yr

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Prices and Services

Registration €48.00 VAT Ex. / yr
Renewal €48.00 VAT Ex. / yr
Restoration €120.00 VAT Ex.
Transfer €47.40 VAT Ex.
Trade Free of charge
Trustee service Not available
Local presence service Not available

The following services are included with the domain :

Complete online management
DNS management
Redirection of the domain and sub-domains
Redirection of email addresses
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Technical information


Available extensions io
Registration period 1/2/5 years
Renew period 1/2/5 years
Syntax From 2 to 63 alphanumeric characters or hyphens
IDN support Yes
Premium domains No
DNSSec support No

.io with FranceDNS

Accreditation Through our founding company Netim, ICANN accredited
Special terms and conditions None
Registration timeline Immediate
Activation timeline 6-12 hours



.IO domain name registration is opened to all without any restrictions or special actions.
To register a domain name, search for the availability of your domain and add it into your cart.


Renewal procedure must be carried out before the domain's expiration date otherwise the domain will switch to a blocked status (not active) for 30 days. If the domain is not renewed at the end of this period, then it will switch to redemption status for another 30 days, during which it can be restored. If not, it will be definitely deleted.

Change of registrar:

To transfer a .IO domain, you need to:

  • ensure that the protection against transfers (Registrar Lock) is not activated
  • get the authorization code with the current registrar

As soon as the transfer is initiated by FranceDNS, if the authorization code is valid and if the domain status is transferrable, the transfer will be completed within a few minutes.

Once the transfer has been finalized, the domain name's expiration date is extended for a one-year period.

Change of ownership:

To transfer the registrant of a .IO domain, you need to ensure that the current and new owner email adresses are active.

According to the ICANN rules, FranceDNS will contact both parties by email to obtain their agreement. Both will have 7 days to approve and reply. If a refusal or no reply is received during the timeframe, the request will be cancelled.

Once the transfer has been finalized, the domain name's expiration date is not updated.

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Your domain .IO alone

To protect your brand or for a simple use, the domain name alone is enough?

Enjoy our free services such as the DNS management, the web forwarding service or the email forwarding service.

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