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Type: Privately held
Industry: Internet
Founded: 1997
Headquarters: Christchurch, Dorset

BH23 1XW

Country: UK
Key People
Paul Kane, Chairman is the registry for .io ccTLD for the British Indian Ocean Territories (consisting the Chagos Archipelago which includes Diego Garcia, Peros Banhos, etc.). It was founded in 1997 by its parent company, the Internet Computer Bureau, which provides software, routing and satellite services to domain name registries, government telecommunication authorities, and telecommunication companies worldwide. [1]

Paul Kane is the Chairman of the company and its data centers are located in Amsterdam, London, Melbourne, San Francisco, Seattle, Tokyo and Zurich.

Registrars offers domain name purchase, registration, management and renewal and partnered with numerous domain name registrars worldwide such as Internet Service GmbH,, Unicart Ltd., Hexonet Services, Inc., Larsen Data ApS, EasySpace, Blueberry Hill Communications etc.


The company is an active member of the Council of European National Top-Level Domain Registries which discusses issues affecting country code top level domain registries and acts as a channel of communication to Internet governing bodies such as ICANN & other international organizations.[2]

Award received the Gold Internet Industry Award for Best Consumer Customer Support in 1999.