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.IO Domain Names

.IO
Create or transfer your .io from $35.00
  • Registry

    NIC IO

  • Technical provider

    Afilias

  • Origin

    British Indian Ocean Territory

  • Creation date

    1997

  • Description

    .IO is the official ccTLD of British Indian Ocean Territory

  • Whois

    see https://www.nic.io

    (updated in real time)


.IO domains at Gandi.net

Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited by NIC IO since April 2012
Price: see the .IO price list
Corresponding Gandi contract: https://www.gandi.net/contracts

Terms and Conditions

Assigning: .IO domains are open to everyone
Syntax: from 2 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place)
IDN (accented domain names): yes
Registration period: 1 to 10 years
Subdomains: not provided by Gandi
Private domain registration: yes, with Gandi Whois privacy option

Procedures

Renewal: domains are deactivated upon expiration, it is possible to renew up to 45 days following the expiration date
Disputes: Dispute resolution policy
Transfer (change of Registrar): the request is launched from the website of the domain's new registrar. Be sure that you have the domain's auth code (which you must get from the former registrar), that the domain was created at least 60 days prior to the request and it does not expire soon. The transfer must be confirmed by email and the registration period is extended by one year
Change of Ownership: available on our interface, the procedure consists in email confirmation by both former and new domain name owner. The expiration date remains unchanged
Deletion process: quarantine of 30 days, see this table
Registration period5 years max. Register a .io
Renewal period5 years max. Renew a .io
Late renewal period
(domain suspended)
45 days
Restoration period30 days Restore a .io
Period before release
(Pending Delete)
5 days
Minimum period before a transfer60 days Transfer a .io

Gandi provides you with special rates depending on the total volume of purchases that you have made with us over the past 12 months. For example:

  • If you manage 40 domains or less (at $15 USD each), our A rates apply, and include Gandi's full range of services
  • For resellers or key clients with over 40 domains, B through E rates are available, depending on the volume of your purchase. These rates may save you up to 50% off our normal rates (example: $8.80 per year for a .com at E rates).

If you have more questions about our rates and billing options, please check our documentation.

Search by currency and prices

Registration price/year 1 to 2 years $35.00
Registration price/year 5 years $35.00
Renew price/year 1 to 2 years $35.00
Renew price/year 5 years $35.00
Transfer 1 year $32.00
Owner change 1 to 10 years $7.50
Restore (more info) 1 year $117.00
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