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What does .io mean?

09-19-2017, 05:37 PM
#1
Joined: Dec 2010
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What does .io mean?

Games now naming it! Sites too? What's up with this?
09-19-2017, 07:09 PM
#2
Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think I read this somewhere.

.io is an internet domain. Agar.io was the first of these games I believe and the creator picked .io instead of .com because it was easier to get the domain name he wanted. It was probably cheaper too. After that, the copycats used .io just to capitalize on Agar.io's success.
09-20-2017, 07:30 AM
#3
Joined: Dec 2010
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I see... Hmmm thanks for the info
10-16-2017, 02:50 AM
#4
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 5
It's the top level domain for British Indian Ocean territory, but it's become fashionable for games now: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.io#Po...n_recent_years
10-16-2017, 04:21 PM
#5
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Appstore had an article for this. Agar.io started it, and it was supposed to be just some URL which linked to the game or something like that. The .io stuck when they added the game into the appstore. Kinda disappointing as to how there was really no special reasoning they came up with the ".io" in the game title considering it was copied by other games. LOL

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10-16-2017, 10:45 PM
#6
Joined: May 2016
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
Appstore had an article for this. Agar.io started it, and it was supposed to be just some URL which linked to the game or something like that. The .io stuck when they added the game into the appstore. Kinda disappointing as to how there was really no special reasoning they came up with the ".io" in the game title considering it was copied by other games. LOL
Ahhh. I'd been wondering about this, myself. But, almost all definitions I've found didn't have anything to do with games.