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06|07|2013 09:50 am EDT

.IO Domains Offline?

by Frank Michlick in Categories: ccTLDs

As reported on twitter and Hacker News, .IO domains have stopped resolving and apparently new registrations are not going through either. .IO is the ccTLD for the British Indian Ocean territory. The TLD is especially popular with startups. According to comments on the post, 5 of 7 nameservers are returning NXDOMAIN (=domain does not exist) for queries for IO domains.

DNN has reached out the registry operators for comment.

[Hat tip to George Kirikos]

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Emerging Domains

June 8, 2013 @ 1:46 am EDT

This headline caught my attention, because I just wrote an article – The Seductive SoundIO of BellagIO, where I observe that the dot io extension conveys authority. Right now,, a startup which just accepted €500,000 in funding, seems to be online . . . so that is good news. Dot io is becoming popular as an extension – hope sites with .io stay online and safe!

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