Commonly-used country Top Level Domains (TLDs) are often mismanaged.
One of the most popular TLDs is .io, which is owned by The Chagos Islands, known as the British Indian Ocean Territory, hence the .io country domain.
theregister.co.uk: Bloke takes over every .io domain by snapping up crucial name servers
.io name servers down
theregister.co.uk: Telco forgot to renew its web domain, broke deaf folks’ video calls – now gets a $3m paddlin’
hackernoon.com: Stop using .IO Domain Names for Production Traffic HN
theregister.co.uk: Question mark hangs over trendy tech startup domains as UN condemns British empire hangover HN