From .com to a “steal-of-a-deal” .io with Tend's Ryan Evans

From to to to a growing list of personal and company brands, .io domains have become the darling domain of tech startups and domain investors.

The Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for .io was originally assigned to the British Indian Ocean Territory before tech world dubbed it “input/output” domain for the next great tech idea.

There have been and are many tech startups using a .io domain to brand their digital presence.

I recently interviewed one such startup’s co-founder, Ryan Evans — a long-time serial entrepreneur and co-founder of a web analytics startup named

In my latest podcast episode, Ryan and I discuss the the following aspects and impact of building a .io digital presence:

  • His early dabbling with investing in keyword and exact match domains
  • The various ventures that lead to starting Tend
  • Why Tend choose to use .io versus .com
  • How was a “steal-of-a-deal” purchase

So, press play and listen to Ryan share his journey about how helps companies find more qualified customers.  Thanks and that’s all for now!


Written by Alvin Brown
He's an experienced and passionate serial entrepreneur, founder and publisher of Kickstart Commerce. Alvin possesses a great love for startups dominating their market using profitable digital strategies for greater commerce.