.io is assigned to the British Indian Ocean Territory.
The .io domain is administered by the Internet Computer Bureau, a domain name registry company based in the United Kingdom.
Google's ad targeting treats .io as a generic top-level domain (gTLD) because "users and webmasters frequently see more generic than country-targeted."
Before the transfer can be started, please unlock the domain for transfer by the old registrar. The transfer has to be initiated through our system. A valid Authorization Code has to be provided to initiate a transfer successfully. You may obtain the authorization code from the old registrar.
An Ownerchange is free of charge and can be performed easily in our system.
A Restore is not supported by the registry.