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The .io domain extension is a top-level domain (TLD) that was originally intended for use by British Indian Ocean Territory. However, in recent years, it has been increasingly adopted by tech startups and tech-focused businesses all around the world. The abbreviation “io” carries a link with the word "input/output," which is a fundamental concept in computer science.

Where did the .io domain come from?

The .io domain extension was assigned to the British Indian Ocean Territory in 1997. This small group of islands is located in the Indian Ocean, about halfway between Tanzania and Indonesia, and only has about 3.000 inhabitants. Nowadays, registrations are open for anyone, and the majority of .io domains are not associated with the British Indian Ocean Territory in any way.

What is the purpose of the .io domain name?

The .io domain extension is short and memorable, making it easy for users to remember and type into their web browsers. As it is associated with tech startups, the .io domain extension also conveys a sense of tech-savvy and innovation. A .io domain is a modern, cutting-edge alternative to traditional TLDs such as .com or .net.

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