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.
Included with your domain name
Link your domain name to your website, manage your email addresses, and configure your subdomains directly from the OVHcloud Control Panel.
Secure DNS authentication with your domain name (to be enabled).
Protection against theft
Protect yourself against fraudulent domain name transfer requests.
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|
|Domain size||3 to 63 characters|
|Internationalised domain names (IDN) supported||Yes|
.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||✓|
.io domain name transfer
|Time to complete the transfer||5 - 10 days|
.io domain name owner change
.io domain name reactivation
|Redemption period||30 days|
|Reactivation by the owner||✓|