About .IO domains
The .io country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) is an extension that represents the British Indian Ocean Territory.
Domain names can be up to 63 characters, with a minimum of one character, and can contain letters (a to z), numbers (0 to 9), and hyphens (except at the beginning or end of the domain name). You cannot register domain names with special characters such as & and #.
|Who can register?||Anyone|
|Registration length||1, 2, or 5 years|
|Renewal length||1, 2, or 5 years|
|Renewal restrictions||Details below1|
|Nameserver restrictions||Details below2|
|Transfers to GoDaddy||Supported (details below)3|
|Protected registration||Not supported|
|Premium Domain listings||Not supported|
|IDNs||Supported (details below)4|
|Expiration/redemption||Please contact customer support|
|Refund policy||See below5|
1 Renewal restrictions
Your .io domain name will auto renew if you have auto-renew turned on. Otherwise, it will delete 90 days after expiration.
2 Nameserver restrictions
You cannot create custom host name nameservers for .io domains at this time. 3rd party custom nameservers are supported.
3 Transfer In requirements
Transfers follow the normal process, except once you enter the authorization code, they are immediate. They also require a 1 year extension of the expiration date.
4 IDNs supported
IDNs are supported in the following languages: Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bopomofo, Braille, Burmese, Canadian Aboriginal, Cherokee, Cyrillic, Devanagari, Ge'ez, Georgian, Greek & Coptic, Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Hebrew, Kannada, Lao, Malayalam, Mongolian, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, and Tibetan
5 Refund policy
For details on refunds, please visit GoDaddy's Refund Policy page.Most domains will follow the Standard Terms, but certain domains will have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Look under BOTH of the following categories:
- Products with Special Refund Terms (look under Domain Name Registrations/Renewals)
- Products Not Eligible for Refunds