.io (British Indian Ocean Territory) - Amazon Route 53

.io (British Indian Ocean Territory)

Also used as a generic TLD, often by computer-related organizations such as online services, browser-based games, and startup companies.

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Lease period for registration and renewal

One to ten years.


Open to the public, with no restrictions.

Privacy protection

All information is hidden except state/province and country.

Domain locking to prevent unauthorized transfers


Internationalized domain names


Authorization code required for transfer to Route 53


The registry for .io domains also uses the authorization code as a single-use password for some operations, such as enabling or disabling privacy protection. If you want to perform more than one operation that requires a password, you must generate another authorization code for each operation.


Supported for domain registration. For more information, see Configuring DNSSEC for a domain.

Deadlines for renewing and restoring domains
  • Renewal is possible: Until the expiration date

  • Late renewal with Route 53 is possible: Until 44 days after expiration

  • Domain is deleted from Route 53: 45 days after expiration

  • Restoration with the registry is possible: Between 45 days and 75 days after expiration

  • Domain is deleted from the registry: 90 days after expiration