Why choose a .io domain?
Grow your presence online with a .io domain name. If you’re in the tech industry, a .io domain extension could be exactly what you’re looking for. As a generic top-level domain (TLD), anyone in the world can register a .io domain name, however, it’s best suited for software, gaming, electronics, gadgets, or anything tech-related. Show your ties to tech with a .io domain name.
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Join thousands of businesses by registering a .io domain. Many big innovative companies have taken up .io domains, making it a great generic TLD option. Since Google treats all new domain extensions the same, you don’t have to worry about SEO when it comes to .io. In fact, because it's more readily available, you’re more likely to get the exact .io domain name you want. Own your space online with a branded .io domain.
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Is .io right for you?
Looking for an on-brand domain name but the .com or .net options are taken? Look no further! A .io domain name tells the world you’re innovative and cutting edge. Plus, as a newer TLD, .io domain names are more readily available, meaning you have a better chance of getting the exact name you want.
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Clear and concise, a .io TLD can help you connect with audiences around the world. Whether you’re a local store selling electronics or a global reaching software company, registering a .io domain name could help you take the next big step.
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FAQ - Learn more about .io domains
.io is a generic top-level domain (TLD). It’s suitable for anyone in the tech, start-up, gadget, gaming, or electronics industry.
A .io domain extension is a flexible and universal choice for anyone who runs an innovative company looking to build a presence online. A .io domain name might also be more readily available than other generic TLDs such as .com, .net, or .shop.
Anyone can buy a .io domain name as long as it hasn’t already been registered. .io is also the country code TLD (ccTLD) for the British Indian Ocean Territory but registration is open to anyone in the world, including internationalized domain names.
Yes, you can buy your branded .io domain names through Shopify.
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