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.io domains

You can register, transfer, or connect domains ending in .io to Squarespace. These are country-level domains for the British Indian Ocean Territory, but are also popular with tech companies.

The .io country code top-level domain (ccTLD) follows different rules than most other TLDs we offer. This guide covers all these requirements and exceptions.

To find a domain's price, you can search for it on our domain name search page or your Domains panel.

TLD features

Browse the table below to learn about the unique features and rules of registering or transferring a domain ending in .io. If you connect a .io domain to your site from a third-party provider, these guidelines don't apply. 

Feature

Rules

Domain renewal

15 days prior to your domain’s expiration date, we’ll attempt to renew your domain by charging the credit card attached to your site. If the charge fails, we’ll make additional attempts to charge your credit card until three days prior to the expiration date. At that point, your .io domain locks and we can’t renew it.

Expiration grace period

There's no expiration grace period for these domains. If the domain expires, we're not able to renew it for you.

To ensure your .io domain renews, enable auto-renew.

Five-day registration grace period

There's no five-day grace period to cancel these domains and no refunds. 

Before you register the domain, ensure that you want to keep it. Double-check the domain for typos.

Whois Privacy

Whois privacy isn’t available.

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