The end-of-life and whois policies have changed for .io domains, following the migration of this TLD to a new registry June 10.
With the wintertime gift-giving federal bank holidays are just around the corner, November is when all the latest and coolest gadgets start to go on sale.
Online shoppers are gearing up for Cyber Monday, putting aside clever tweets and Facebook updates at work to look for bargains at work on the latest gadgets like nano-suction skinned phone case (makes any surface into a selfie stick), hoverboards, drones you can plug your phone into for aerial photography (controlled by smart watch, naturally), keyboard cleaning miracle putty, and all things BB-8 (unfortunately, the HoloLens doesn't ship until first-quarter 2016).
What better giant fuzzy red sock stuffer could you ask for than a cool domain name? Only thing is: how do you choose between .io and .tech? No more need.
For the one who needs to always have the next big thing, we're offering a .tech for each .io.
What better TLDs to bundle together as virtual stocking-stuffers for that techie in your life (or, let's be honest, yourself) than .io, the tech world's darling extension, and .tech, the hottest new kid on the block.
Here's how it works: when you buy or transfer a .io domain to Gandi, a little Internet gremlin (also known as our mail server) will drop a coupon—good until December 25, 2015--for a free .tech domain in your mailbox.*
Register your .io?:
* limit one coupon per handle
This may come as a surprise, but we're pretty nerdy around here, so it makes sense that .io is one of our favorite TLDs.
It seems that you, our customers, feel the same way. Thanks to your undying nerdery, we've always been able to offer extremely competitive prices on .io domains.
Today, we're pleased to announce that we're dropping prices on .io! Previously, one-year registrations and renewals were $39 (at A rates). Starting today, the new prices will be:
- Registration: $35.00
- Renewal: $35.00
Note: This change will only be applied to USD, not EUR or GBP, due to currency fluctuations in favor of the US dollar.
Register a .io:
After the price reduction we saw in September, the registry is giving price reductions based on volume so that the more .IO domains we sell, the less expensive the extension will be for everyone.
Therefore, starting today, creations and renewals of .IO domains drops to €30 excl. VAT for A rates, for a decrease of 2 euros excl. VAT.
Also, I'd like to remind everyone that .IO transfers are free (both at the registry and Gandi), so don't hesitate to spread the word.
Do you want to register a .IO?
This offer is now expired! Sorry...
Please keep an eye out for our next promotion!
This month we are offering the .IO extension at cost for new creations (see .io prices)*
This extension is quite the trend for start-ups in Europe now, such as our friends at Infinit for example, or in America like start.io or soup.io...
So if you have a new company idea or a name to protect, now's a great time to get it in .io!
* this promo was initially for 2 years, but the Registry is incompatible with this duration during creations. You can renew only at the full price, but can choose a 2 year term, however.