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.io Domains

More and more innovative companies are adopting this unique and innovative domain extension. Interested in possibly choosing a .io domain for your business? Learn more about this emerging trend in this quick and informative guide.


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What is a .io Domain?

A .io domain is a domain name that uses the .io extension. But where does the .io extension come from, and why does it matter? Read below to find out.

Where the .io extension originates

The .io domain extension is the ccTLD (Country Code Top Level Domain) for the British Indian Ocean territory. Most .io extensions are taken by people who live and do business in this territory.

Why does the .io extension matter?

Many emerging tech companies outside of the British Indian ocean territory have started using the .io extension. Famous examples include Branch.io, a marketing platform, and Card.io, a mobile payments platform acquired by PayPal.

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Why are Tech Companies Choosing .io Domains?

This trend is due to a few factors. One, .io is a catchy, techy sounding ending that adds flair and originality to many domain names. Two, in the technology sector, io can be taken to mean input/output, which is a very popular term in the programming or coding vernacular. Three, with one word keyword .com names out of reach for many lean startups, choosing a .io domain allows them to have the one-word keyword they desire for their brand, at a fraction of the price. Many of these.

How to Purchase a .io Domain

Interested in purchasing a .io domain for your business? Here are two ways to purchase a domain name with this trendy extension.

Register a .io Domain Name

The first way to purchase a .io domain is to find one that hasn’t been registered, and to register it. Domain registrars such Godaddy.com allow you to check if a .io domain has been taken, and to register it if it hasn’t. A domain with the io extension is typically more expensive to register than a .com domain, with the price coming in at around $44 dollars on most registrars.

Purchase a Premium .io Domain name

The problem with registering a ,io domain name for your business is that most of the really good ones have already been taken. That’s why many brands looking for a .io domain end up purchasing a premium .io domain. Premium domains are more expensive than registering a domain, but they are worth the extra spend, as the quality of the names you can get is much better.

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Purchase a Premium .io Domain from BrandBucket

BrandBucket is a premium domain marketplace that has a large selection of curated and available .io domains. No matter your industry, we are sure to have a .io domain that will be perfect for your specific brand. If you are looking for something more traditional, we’ve got a great selection of .com names as well! Want to see what we have to offer? Browse our inventory today!


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