Buy a .IO Domain Name from Hover

Launch your app or startup on a .IO domain name. We know you're waiting for that last tweak in the code, that final spot of copy, and that resounding affirmation from your team that it's ready. Don't lose focus - your launch is so close!

A favourite among the computer science community as a shorthand“Input/Output”, a .IO domain is both a fun wink to your fellow techies and a clear statement that you’re here to innovate.

Registrations & Renewals
$54.99/ year
$79.99/ year

Why buy a .IO Domain Name

.IO domains power the next generation of tech websites. While .IO is the official Top-Level Domain (TLD) for the British Indian Ocean Territory, .IO has become increasingly popular among startups and tech websites.

1) It says you’re here to innovate. The .IO domain has seen high adoption amongst the tech and startup community as a cool, new extension. Many technology, SAAS, and startup companies have already adopted the .IO domain name to represent their brand online.

2) It speaks to your fellow techies. Representing the term "Input/Output," Potential investors, collaborators, and increasingly, the general public, will immediately recognize yours as a tech company. It’s short, memorable, and there are tons of great domains available. This makes it easy to find the perfect one for your brand.

Who are .IO domains names for?

Despite the fact that .IO is a country-code top-level domain (TLD), meant to represent the British Indian Ocean Territory, it has no restrictions on use, meaning anyone can use the domain name. Most people know it as the tech industry’s TLD.

Why are .IO domains so popular?

The .IO Top-Level Domain has been popularized by the tech community due to its short, snappy nature and the fact that it is reminiscent of I/O (terminology for Input/Output). Today it is used by startups and tech companies around the world.

A Little History about .IO

Did you know that the first owner of a .IO website address was actually Levi Strauss & Co. (the denim company), who registered the domain LEVI.IO in 1998? The .IO domain extension has existed since 1997 and is owned by the Internet Computer Bureau, a registry based out of the United Kingdom. While anyone can register a .IO domain, third-level domains, such as "", can only be registered by inhabitants of the Indian Oceans territory.


How many years can I register a .com domain for?

You can register your domain up to 10 years.

How do I renew a .com domain?

Click here to renew your .com domain.

Why buy your domain from Hover?

Our focus is on making it easy to find and register the perfect domain and providing you with the tools you need to manage your domains, email and DNS with ease. It’s what we do - so you can focus on what you do.

What do I get with my .IO domain?

  • Available Terms 1–10 years
  • WHOIS Privacy Supported No
  • Transfer Lock Supported Yes
  • Auth Codes Required for Transfer Yes
  • DNSSEC Supported No
  • Tiered Price Supported No

    This domain extension supports tiered price domain names. Tiered pricing means that the domain registry has marked some some domain names within this extension as costing more or less than others. Tiered pricing domain names will appear with a blue star, and they have different registration prices than normal. Hover offers tiered pricing to give you the most options when it comes to buying domain names. Tier prices are determined by the registry, and not Hover.