.bio Domain Names

Registry: Starting Dot Ltd
Technical operator: KS Registry
Origin: International
Creation date: 2014

Description: .bio is an extension that is meant for organic farming and food websites, and also for biographies. Whois: See here


.BIO domains at Gandi.net

Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited by Starting Dot since November 2013.
Price: see the .BIO price list
Corresponding Gandi contract: https://www.gandi.net/contracts

Terms and Conditions

Assigning: .BIO domains are open to anyone. Should you register a .BIO domain name to promote or sell organic products, you committ yourself to not undermine the Principles of Organic Agriculture as formulated by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements. No restrictions apply to other uses of .BIO domain names.
Syntax: from 1 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first, third and fourth, and last place)
IDN (accented domain names): Yes, German script allowed
Registration period: 1 to 10 years during general availability, 2 years minimum during both Sunrise and Landrush periods.
Subdomains: No
Private domain registration: No


Renewal: domains are deactivated upon expiration. It is possible to renew up to 45 days following the expiration date.
Disputes: URS and UDRP
Transfer (change of Registrar): the process is started on the new registrar's interface with an auth code. Ensure that your domain does not have a TransferProhibited status, does not expire soon, is older than 60 days and has not been transferred in the last 60 days. The effective transfer depends on your validation (by email) and renews the domain name for one year.
Change of Ownership: available on our interface. The current procedure consists in email confirmation by both former and new domaine name owner. Expiration date is unchanged.
Deletion process: quarantine of 30 days, see this table
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