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More memorable, more available, more effective: .io domains transform websites

The .io domain name is becoming increasingly popular for a few simple reasons. First of all the .io domain name is shorter than most extensions; shorter names are generally more memorable, meaning the .io domain could have a positive impact on a website's brand. Secondly, the .io domain is not used by many websites, which means .io domains are more available. When it comes to registering a domain name a .com extension might not be available for your chosen domain. Buy a .io domain and you will be more likely to get the domain name you want.

.io domains strengthen online marketing campaigns

A .com domain is the best known form of domain extension, but from a marketing perspective a .com domain is not necessarily the best choice. A strong marketing campaign is all about creating a brand that stands out from the crowd, and creating effective strategies to ensure that a company's website represents the brand, and the business, in the best way possible. It is about thinking of ways to get a company noticed. Registering a .io domain could help by making your website more noticeable. .io domain registration is simple with 1&1, and if you choose to buy a .io domain you could strengthen your online marketing campaign.

FAQ: .io domain

  • What is a .io domain and what does it stand for?

    As well as being a popular and trendy domain extension among startups, the .io domain name is the ccTLD and the internet country code for the British Indian Ocean Territory. ccTLD stands for country code top-level domain, and is used to specify the geographic location of websites. The .io stands for Indian Ocean. To put it simply a .io domain is just an alternative extension to .com, and can be used for any website. The difference between .io and .com, apart from the fact that .io specifically stands for Indian Ocean, is that .io isn't as widely used as .com. So, fewer websites are likely to have a .io domain, and not as many people will be familiar with it. From a user's perspective this means a website using a .io domain may look a little different from the majority of other websites.
  • How can I set up a .io domain?

    Setting up an .io domain, and any other domain extension, is simple. First of all you need to think about what domain name you want. It should be related to your brand name, it should also be short, snappy and memorable. Once you have chosen the perfect domain name to go with your .io domain extension, the next step is to check if it is available. The free domain checker from 1&1 enables you to see what domain names are available before you register, and won't cost you extra. After that, you will need to register your domain name and finally make the purchase. Connecting your new domain name to your web hosting provider is not complicated, and 1&1 is here to help with any questions you may have along the way.