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5 Best And Cheap .io Domain Registration, Renewal And Transfer Options In 2023

By Aquif Shaikh

May 28, 2023

Are you looking for cheap .io domain name? If yes, you are at the right place.

While several domain registrars offer .io domain registration at a cheap price, you must also weigh on the quality of registrar and the level of support they offer, just in case you need it. Therefore in this post, I will share with you the top registrar that offer very cheap .io domain registration. 

Cheap .io Domain Registration Deals 2023

The table below shows the top registrars that are among the cheapest for .io domain registration.

Important Note: Domain name prices are updated frequently. So, I request you to verify the pricing by visiting the respective websites.


New Domain Price

Renewal Price

Transfer Price

Deal link





$ 44.98











Cheap .io Domain Name Registration 2023

Below are some of the cheapest yet reliable websites to buy a .io Domain name.

1. Dreamhost

Dreamhost is more popular for their hosting than their domain names. However, they do offer .io Domain name at a cheap price at the time of editing this article. 

But here's the catch, after the first year, the renewal price shoots up to $39.95. So, if you are planning to use the domain for more than a year, you will be better off going with Namecheap or Dynadot.

2. Namecheap

Namecheap offers the lowest prices for .io domain registration. At Namecheap, you will have to shell out $28.88 to buy a .io domain name. They also provide free Whoisguard for lifetime. The renewal and transfer pricing are marginally higher at $34.88 and $28.88 respectively.

I personally buy most of my domains from Namecheap. In fact, I bought a .io domain, HostBits.io for one of my upcoming projects from Namecheap. And pricing apart, I prefer Namecheap because of their awesome customer support.

Namecheap has by far the best customer support among all domain registrars. I personally have a very pleasant experience dealing with Namecheap for both their domain names and their hosting.

Namecheap's customer support executives are keen on solving your problem whether or not it is related to Namecheap. In fact, an executive from Namecheap spent over half an hour with me trying to troubleshoot a Windows 7 problem (There was no hosts file in my Windows 7)

I was so pleased with their customer support that I decided to write an appreciation email. I was expecting a copy-pasted thank you message in return. However, I was pleased to receive a personalized email from their Team Leader. Below is the screenshot of the email.

Namecheap Support

So, Namecheap is the best option whether you want to go for .io Domain Registration or a .com domain name registration.

3. Dynadot

Dynadot is an ICANN accredited registrar. It is very popuar among the domainers due to its aggresive pricing for bulk domain purchase. As for the retail pricing, it's still on the lower side if not the lowest.

Registering a .io domain will cost you $28.99 which is a bit higher than Namecheap. However, Dynadot offers renewal and transfer at the same price as new domain registrations.

4. Namesilo

Namesilo is another ICANN accredited domain Registrar that is very popular among domainers. However, it offers a very dated interface for domain registration which kind of turns off retail buyers.

Also, although Namesilo is among the cheapest for .io Domain Registration, it's pricing is a bit on the higher side when you compare it to others on the list. Registering, renewing and transfering a .io domain will cost you $34.99, $41.99 and $34.99 respectively.

5. Gandi.Net

Gandi.Net is the last popular domain registrar on our list that offers affordable .io domain registration. However, as with Namesilo, though it is cheap overall, it is far from being the cheapest for .io domain registration.

At Gandi.net, you can buy and renew a .io domain for $38. Transfering a .io domain is a bit cheaper at $35.

My Pick For .io Domain Registration

Dreamhost is not just cheap when it comes to .io domain registration, it is also one of our recommended web hosting companies. In fact, Dreamhost is one of the hosting officially recommended by WordPress.org.

If at all you want to look for another domain name provider, you can consider Dynadot as it offers one of the cheapest renewals for .io domain.

Final Words

There are several domain registrars that offer cheap .io domain registrations. However, I have handpicked the popular domain registrars in this article.

So, you can safely choose any registrar on the list. However, as discussed earlier, I personally use and recommend Dynadot for their aggressive pricing.

Please let me know if you find any cheaper deals from popular registrars for .io Domain Registration. Also, since the domain prices are updated frequently, please let me know any discrepancies in our prices.

About Aquif Shaikh

Aquif Shaikh is a Blogger and Web Hosting Expert from Mumbai. He loves writing, traveling, and sharing his knowledge and ideas with the world. At Blogging Ocean, he writes about blogging tips, web hosting tips, content marketing, online business, and SEO.

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