.io Isn’t Just Trendy

I had no idea that “.io” referred to a place and not just “input/output.” Learned a lot from this one.

[…] .io is also a place: a country-code top-level domain, or ccTLD, which refers to a particular place on the Earth’s surface. In this case, that place is the British Indian Ocean Territory, a remote but strategically-important scattering of islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean, also known as the Chagos Archipelago.

via The story of .io | Citizen Ex. (hat tip: David A. Kennedy)

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One thought on “.io Isn’t Just Trendy

  1. I’ve always thought .io is weirdly popular, for a ccTLD. All the .io sites I’ve seen are geographically agnostic anyway. All in all, think the whole domainer world is a bit strange though, so weird. 🙂

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