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Registration

 

Registration is realtime and requires no additional data.

 

Transfer

 

A transfer is initiated with an authorization code which is provided by the current provider. The transfer is finished nearly realtime. The domain registration will be extended by a year.

 

The first 60 days after a new registration or transfer, a domain cannot be transferred to another registrar again.

 

Transfer characteristics
Transfer authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode
Registration period after transfer unchanged
Transfer time Realtime
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .io domains is available.

 

Trade (owner change)

 

A change of ownership can be done by replacing the owner contact in the control panel. After saving the changes the change is processed realtime.

 

Update

 

A change of contactdetails can be done by updating the associated handles in the control panel. After saving the changes the domainname will be updated realtime.

 

Delete

 

A delete is realtime. After a delete the domain will be in quarantine status for 30 days. During this period the domain can be reactivated.

 

Restore (reactivation)

 

A domain name can be restored for 30 days after the domain name has been deleted or expired.

 

TLD information

 

Detailed extension information
Registry
  • Registry: NIC IO
  • Registry whois: whois.nic.io
  • Registry web based whois: http://www.nic.io/
  • Registry zonefile updates: Real-Time
Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: yes
  • Registration period: 1-10 years
  • Renewal date offset: 2
  • Quarantine period: 0
Restrictions
  • Local presence required? no
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? n/a
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? no
  • The Domain(s) can be registered without further limitations.
Policies
  • Dispute resolution policy: http://www.nic.io/dres.html
Registration agreement The registry requires that a registration agreement is in place between the provider and the domain holder. The text of this registration agreement and any required supplements is the following:
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