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About .BIO Domain Names

The .bio domain name can incorporate a number of various industries, including biology, biotechnology, biography and biopics. Because "bio" is such a broad prefix, the .bio extension can support a vast scope of different issues and interests, and is expansive enough to have a strong global presence.

General Availability

Beginning March 5, 2015 at 10:00 UTC, customers can register .bio domain names on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bulk .bio registration is supported during General Availability.

Registration Information

For up-to-date information on .bio, click here.

Who can register .bio domain names?

Anyone can register .bio domain names on a first-come, first-served basis.

These domain names can have up to 63 characters, with a minimum of one character, and can contain letters (a to z), numbers (0 to 9), and hyphens (except as the first or last characters of the domain name). You cannot register domain names with special characters such as & and #. IDNs (Internationalized Domain Names) are not supported for .bio domains.

Which registry controls .bio domain names?

KS Registry is the registry provider and StartingDot is the sponsor for .bio domains.

For how long can I register .bio domain names?

You can register a .bio domain name for a minimum of one year and a maximum of 10 years.

When do .bio domain names renew?

We'll attempt to auto-renew your .bio domain name on its expiration date. We will park .bio domain names after the first failed billing attempt. If the domain name isn't renewed within 40 days following expiration, the domain name will be cancelled and removed from your account.

Can I transfer .bio domain names to my account with you?

Yes. See Transfer domain names to GoWebsite for details on the transfer process.

Can I transfer .bio domain names from you to another registrar?

Yes. See Transferring Domain Names to Another Registrar for details on the transfer process for these domain names.

Can I add privacy and protection to .bio domain names?

Private Registration is available for .bio domain names, but Protected Registration is not.

Can I backorder .bio domain names?

No. We currently do not support the backorder of .bio domain names.

Can I move .bio domain names to another account with you?

Yes. See Move a domain to another GoWebsite account to start the account move process.

Can I update the contact information for .bio domain names?

Yes. See Change contact information for details on making these changes.

Are there nameserver requirements for my .bio domain names?

One nameserver is required for .bio domain to resolve, and a maximum of 13 nameservers is allowed. IPv4, IPv6, DNSSEC is supported.

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