io Domain

Have you ever wondered why you keep seeing so many websites with the domain “io”?

I was plain bored one afternoon and didn’t have work to do in office. So I was just browsing the inter-webs when I stumbled upon this.

It was idle curiosity on my part that led me to this article.


The history behind it is quite long & eventful. Did you know the British control the domain now, which represents a small Island in the Indian Ocean(hence IO), that they had occupied as part of their colonial expansion?

That something as innocuous as an Internet Domain could lead to such an issue, who would’ve thought?!


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