.io domain name

Reserve your .io domain name

The .io extension was created in 1997 and is the extension for the British Indian Ocean territory. Today its use refers more to I/O which stands for Input/Output, a nod to the technology sector. This ccTLD is no longer geographically restricted; it can be purchased by any kind of company or individual. It is also considered by search engines and especially by Google as a gTLD (like .com, .net, .org, etc.). It is used extensively by tech startups, in the field of online gaming, and for many open-source projects. An .io domain is suitable for all types of web development projects. Registering an .io domain name will set you apart and make you more visible to a dynamic tech audience.



$63.27 $51.79 /year

Included with your domain name

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DNS Management

Link your domain name to your website, manage your email addresses, and configure your subdomains directly from the OVHcloud Control Panel.

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Secure DNS authentication with your domain name (to be enabled).

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Protection against theft

Protect yourself against fraudulent domain name transfer requests.

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Easy Redirect

Redirect your domain name to a webpage of your choice.

The life cycle of .io


Creating your .io domain name

Booking Period 1 to 10 years
Renewal Period 1 to 10 years
Delivery time Immediate
Domain size 3 to 63 characters
Internationalised domain names (IDN) supported Yes
Price $63.27 $51.79 /year

.io domain name renewal

Warning emails 60, 30, 15, 7 and 3 days before the expiry date:
Email the day of expiration for notification of suspension of a domain name.
Email following the Redemption Grace Period for notification of deletion of domain name.
Renew directly on www.ovhcloud.com
Renew via your Control Panel
Price $62.69 /year

.io domain name transfer

Time to complete the transfer 5 - 10 days
Price $50.69 /year

.io domain name owner change

Price Free

.io domain name reactivation

Redemption period 30 days
Reactivation by the owner
Price $85.99 /year