The .io extension is the official tld of the Indian Ocean British Territory.
Currently there are over 1 million domains registered in .io.
The .io tld is open to all and is especially popular with startups because of its connotation with "input/output" in computing, which is often used to describe the interaction with users of a service or application.
Regarding search engines optimisation (SEO), there is no indicative difference between the .io domain name and .com in terms of ranking on Google, but it gives a more dynamic image which can be a real advantage when an internet use has to choose between several results.
Included with every domain
There is no specific procedure related to the registration of a domain name.
.IO domain names are allocated on a "first come, first served" basis.
Terms and conditions
By registering a .io domain name, you accept the conditions of the extension:
Special terms and conditions - .IO domain names
In order to transfer your domain name to Netim, you must disable transfer protections and obtain the authorisation code from your current Registrar.
The transfer may take several days.
When the transfer is finalised, a year is added to the expiry date of the domain name.
To change the holder, you must first go through an authentication process.
To that end, validation emails will be sent to both current and future domain holders.
After a period of 5 days, the request will be cancelled.
The domain expiration date is not affected by the transfer process.
Here are the special characters supported by this extension:
æ ø å ä ö ü é
ä ö ü
á ð é í ó ú ý þ æ ö
ē ī ū ō ķ ļ ņ ŗ ģ š č ž
ą ę į ų č ė š ū ž
ó ą ć ę ł ń ś ż ź
å ä ö ü é
á à é è í ï ó ò ú ü ñ
á é í ó ö ő ú ü ű
à â æ ç è é ê ë î ï ñ ô ù û ü ÿ œ
á à â ã ç é ê í ó ô õ ú
à è é ì ò ù
Netim is an accredited registrar
By choosing an accredited Registrar, you avoid middlemen which in turn gives you access to lower prices and makes domain registration, as well as other operations, quicker.