What Is a .IO Domain & What Does It Stand For?

Posted on:2022-03-24 18:23:32 Views: 393

.io is the ccTLD for the British Indian Ocean Territory, found halfway between Tanzania and Indonesia in the Indian Ocean. Despite being a ccTLD, anyone can register a .io domain and they are currently being used by individuals and organizations across the world.


Like many top-level domains, a .io is versatile and can be used for personal and professional use. Here are a few benefits to consider:



Interestingly, ‘IO’ or ‘I/O’ is commonly used instead of ‘input/output’ in the computing world, so many people use a .io because it is a good extension choice for technology businesses. Recent years have seen it become synonymous with technology, gaming and start-up firms. IO domains are recognizable and now embraced by the tech and start-up communities - Using a .io domain can be a good way to identify yourself or your business as part of the tech scene.

Domain Hacks

It’s a short and snappy domain ending, a great opportunity for a domain hack - For example, Rub.io is a shortened URL that was used for the 2016 US presidential campaign of Marco Rubio.


Shorter URL

A two-character domain means a shorter URL – .io is a two-character domain, making it a shorter option than many of the other extensions out there. The easier it is for web visitors to type your URL into a browser or email address, the more memorable and unique it becomes.

We hope you’ve enjoyed learning more about .io domains. If you’ve come to the realization that a .io is for you, head to our Price Overview page and check it out, the initial registration and renewal are both $69.69/ Year.