Introduction to .RIO

NetNames has been given notice that IPLANRIO plan to open the General Availability phase of the .RIO new Top Level Domain registry on the 17th September 2015. The .RIO gTLD will be supported by NIC.BR as the back-end provider. The .RIO gTLD is a highly restricted geoTLD:


General Availability17th September 2015✔


Registration Info

  • The .RIO gTLD will be only be available to certain groups – see Eligibility below
  • Registrations can be for 3 to 63 characters;
  • .RIO will not support IDN registrations;
  • .RIO is not eligible for blocking under the Domains Protected Marks List (DPML) rights protection mechanism;

New gTLD analysis report

With an estimated 600 new commercial Top Level Domains opening for business in the next two years, and with up 20 strings being delegated every week, for most companies, blanket registration of all marks and key generic terms under all extensions is no longer a viable option from a budgetary point of view alone.

Identifying under which of the potential available extensions your business should register its primary name is difficult enough, but when you add other trademarked terms, generic terms, geographic extensions and industry related strings the task becomes hugely complex and costs rise dramatically.

NetNames has developed a tailored approach to assist companies in identifying the key terms which should be registered under which extensions and can provide estimated budgetary costs and timeline for expenditure.

NetNames are able to prepare a detailed analysis on behalf of each customer, using client specific information including trademark registrations in addition to details of each new gTLD due to be launched. These detailed reports will outline what registrations will support and defend your existing critical online assets as well as a timeline of when you need to take action.

If you would like NetNames to prepare your bespoke report, please contact your account manager or by calling us on: