.to

.to
tonic Domain Name Registry
Introduced1995
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusActive
RegistryTonga Network Information Center (Tonic)
SponsorGovernment of Tonga
Intended useEntities connected with Tonga
Actual useUsed for a varied assortment of sites, few related to Tonga, some connected with Toronto
Registration restrictionsNone
StructureRegistrations permitted at second level; some Tonga-related entities have domains at third level under labels like .gov.to
DocumentsFAQ
Dispute policiesSome trademarked names reserved; no other dispute policy
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.to is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) of the island kingdom of Tonga.

The government of Tonga sells domains in its ccTLD to any interested party. Because to is a useful English preposition, it became popular to craft memorable URLs called domain hacks that take advantage of this, such as (bogus example) http://look.to/wikipedia or Refused's page.to/come.

The .to ccTLD is administered by the Tonga Network Information Center (Tonic).

The city of Toronto, in Ontario, Canada, has TO (pronounced Tee-O) as its nickname. Therefore, the .to extension is used by many small businesses located in Toronto, despite Canada's own .ca. The .to extension is also used by some Bittorrent sites.

As the .to domains are paid for, 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 schools. At this moment businesses registered in Tonga can also get free domains. People who sell on .to domains can claim a bonus.

.to is one of few ccTLDs that (officially) does not maintain a (public) whois database providing registrant information [1].

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19th century - 20th century - 21st century
1960s  1970s  1980s  - 1990s -  2000s  2010s  2020s
1992 1993 1994 - 1995 - 1996 1997 1998

Year 1995 (MCMXCV
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A country code top-level domain (ccTLD) is an Internet top-level domain generally used or reserved for a country or a dependent territory.

ccTLD identifiers are two letters long, and all two-letter top-level domains are ccTLDs.
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Tonga

This article is part of the series:
Politics of Tonga


  • King
  • George Tupou V
  • Prime Minister
  • Feleti Sevele
  • Legislative Assembly
  • HRDM - PDP

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Motto
"Ko e ʻOtua mo Tonga ko hoku tofiʻa"
"God and Tonga are my Inheritance"
Anthem

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Internet is a worldwide, publicly accessible series of interconnected computer networks that transmit data by packet switching using the standard Internet Protocol (IP). It is a "network of networks" that consists of millions of smaller domestic, academic, business, and government
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Country codes are short alphabetic or numeric geographical codes (geocodes) developed to represent countries and dependent areas, for use in data processing and communications. Several different systems have been developed to do this. The most famous of these is ISO 3166-1.
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top-level domain (TLD) is the last part of an Internet domain name; that is, the letters which follow the final dot of any domain name. For example, in the domain name www.example.
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A country code top-level domain (ccTLD) is an Internet top-level domain generally used or reserved for a country or a dependent territory.

ccTLD identifiers are two letters long, and all two-letter top-level domains are ccTLDs.
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Motto
"Ko e ʻOtua mo Tonga ko hoku tofiʻa"
"God and Tonga are my Inheritance"
Anthem

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A domain hack is an unconventional domain name that combines domain labels, especially the top-level domain (TLD), to spell out the full "name" or title of the domain, making a kind of pun.

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City of Toronto

Flag
Coat of arms
Nickname: T.O., Hogtown, The Big Smoke, T-Dot, Toronto the Good
Motto: Diversity Our Strength
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Ontario


Flag Coat of arms
Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains)

Capital Toronto
Largest city Toronto
Official languages English (de facto)
Government
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.ca

Introduced 1987
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry Canadian Internet Registration Authority
Sponsor None
Intended use Entities connected with
 Canada
Actual use Fairly popular in Canada, where .
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BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file sharing (P2P) communications protocol. BitTorrent is a method of distributing large amounts of data widely without the original distributor incurring the entire costs of hardware, hosting and bandwidth resources.
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A country code top-level domain (ccTLD) is an Internet top-level domain generally used or reserved for a country or a dependent territory.

ccTLD identifiers are two letters long, and all two-letter top-level domains are ccTLDs.
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.ac

Introduced 1997
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
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.ad

Introduced 1996
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry Nic.ad
Sponsor Servei de Telecommunicacions d'Andorra
Intended use Entities connected with
 Andorra
Actual use Gets some use in Andorra
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.ae

Introduced 1992
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry Nic.ae
Sponsor Etisalat
Intended use Entities connected with
 United Arab Emirates
Actual use Very popular in U.A.E.
Registration restrictions Must show I.D.
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.af

Introduced 1997
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry AFGNIC
Sponsor Afghanistan Ministry of Communications
Intended use Entities connected with  Afghanistan
Actual use Gets some use in Aghanistan
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.ag

Introduced 1991
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry NicAg
Sponsor None
Intended use Entities connected with
 Antigua and Barbuda
Actual use Used largely by companies in German-speaking countries where AG
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.ai

Introduced 1995
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry Offshore Information Services
Sponsor Government of Anguilla
Intended use Entities connected with  Anguilla
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.al

Introduced 1992
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry Institute of Informatics and Applied Mathematics (INIMA)
Sponsor Authority for Regulations of Telecommunication in Albania (ART)
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.am

Introduced 1994
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry [https://www.amnic.net AMNIC]
Sponsor ISOC-AM (local chapter of Internet Society)
Intended use Entities connected with  Armenia
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.an

Introduced 1993
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry University of The Netherlands Antilles
Sponsor University of The Netherlands Antilles
Intended use Entities connected with the  Netherlands Antilles
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.ao

Introduced 1995
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry University of Agostinho Neto (College of Engineering)
Sponsor University of Agostinho Neto
Intended use Entities connected with  Angola
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.aq

Introduced 1992
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry 2Day Internet Limited
Sponsor Mott and Associates
Intended use Entities connected with  Antarctica
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.ar

Introduced 1987
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry NIC Argentina
Sponsor Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina
Intended use Entities connected with  Argentina
Actual use Very popular in Argentina
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.as

Introduced 1997
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry AS Domain Registry
Sponsor AS Domain Registry
Intended use Entities connected with American Samoa
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.at

Introduced 1988
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry NIC.AT
Sponsor NIC.AT
Intended use Entities connected with  Austria
Actual use Very popular in Austria
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