.gov.io British Indian Ocean Territory Domain Name

What is a .gov.io domain?

 .gov.io is a country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) for the Chagos Archipelago, assigned to the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT). However, it has become a generic domain and is popular in the tech world since IO or I/O means input/output in computer science

Why register a .gov.io domain?

  • we’ve noticed that more and more tech startups are choosing a .gov.io extension domains.
  • .gov.io domains are well-suited for companies focusing on the tech space, including electronics, software, and gaming.
  • Even though it was initially the top-level domain (ccTLD) for the British Indian Ocean Territory, anyone in the world can register a .gov.io domain name - Google treats it as a gTLD.
  • On the other hand, it may also be the right domain name for those looking to establish their personal brands in Italy, as “io” means “I”.
  • As more .gov.io sites in the technology industry pop up, it’s not unreasonable to predict that others will follow. A simple TLD can signal to others that you’re a tech-based site. It could even become as popular as .com one day.

.gov.io Requirements

There is no specific procedure related to the registration of a domain name.
.gov.io domain names are allocated on a "first come, first served" basis.