.IO Domain Names


This article explains the requirements for .IO domain names.

Renewing a .IO domain

.IO domains are auto-renewal only and cannot be renewed manually at this time. The auto-renewal feature must be set 1 month before the domain will expire as explained in the “auto-renew only” article.

The best solution is to always have auto-renewal enabled.

When new .IO domains are registered with DNSimple we default to auto-renewing the domain in order to avoid issues. Please do not disable auto-renewal on .IO domains unless you are absolutely sure you do not want the domain renewed.

You may receive one or more emails from the .IO registry after your .IO domain has been submitted for auto-renewal but before the domain is renewed by the .IO registry. As long as you have received notification from us indicating your domain has been renewed, you do not need to worry about this email.