.TO is the
Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD ) of the
island kingdom of
The government of
Tonga sells domains in its ccTLD to any interested
.to ccTLD is administered by the
Tonga Network Information
Because to is a common English preposition, it became popular to
craft memorable URLs called domain hacks that take advantage of this;
URL shortening /redirection services (e.g. go.to) are a popular use.
Other domain hacks do not use the to as a preposition, including
Daniel J. Bernstein
Daniel J. Bernstein 's website cr.yp.to, London web development
company Potato p.ota.to, and uploading services such as uloz
means "save it" in Czech and Slovak ).
"T.O." is also a common nickname for
Toronto , Ontario, Canada and is
used as a city domain extension as exemplified by popular Toronto
.to (Dining in Toronto) and www.jobs
.to (Job Bank
Toronto). This domain extension is also used for the city of Torino
(Turin), Italy .
.to domains are purchased, all normal DNS operations are
possible and registered sites are not required to display ads on
behalf of the registrar. Some domains are free, like .edu.to, but only
to real Tongan educational institutions. At this moment businesses
Tonga can also get free domains. People who sell on .to
domains can claim a commission.
.to is one of the few ccTLDs that (officially) do not maintain a
WHOIS database providing registrant information. It is
possible to contact domain registrants via tonic
.to by typing the
domain in the domain search field under "New Domain Name".
The top-level domain to itself had an A record and a HTTP server
since at least 1998.
.to registry allows the creation of emoji domain names .
Tonga Network Information Center
* ^ "Tonic Corporation Frequently Asked Questions: Does Tonic offer
a whois service?". Tonic.
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