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.to Domain Registration - Tongan Domains - Brand Protection Services for Tonga

Oceania & Pacific Domains: Tonga (.to)

  

Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the Tongan domain type, ie. “to”. Therefore to search “www.bb-online.to” enter “bb-online” and nothing else.

The only letters allowed within a domain name are: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Spaces are NOT ALLOWED.

.to Registration:

To register .to domains your future Tongan domain, click here!

Once the domain is registered

All Tongan domain names registered with us are stored on our international server. Domains registered with us are automatically provided with their own under-construction page - this notifies potential registrants that the name has been acquired and is now registered. The under-construction page is offered free of charge and may be used indefinitely.

It is possible for Web and/or Mail forwarding to be provided for Tongan domains.

Domain transfer/release fees are charged are by a majority of registrars, but BB Online make no charge to transfer a domain to another Tongan domain name registrar.

Background

Used for a varied assortment of sites, few related to Tonga, some connected with Toronto

.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 Daniel Bernstein's website http://cr.yp.to or Refused's page.to/come.

The ".to" ccTLD is administered by the Tonga Network Information Center (Tonic). Since 1995, in conjunction with the Government of Tonga they have been the national DNS registration authority for the country of Tonga and have provided name service to a wide variety of government, commercial, and personal Internet sites The ".to" registry operates on a first-come first-served basis.

The ".to" top level domain is completely new and empty this means that most names are still available. So its possible to have a short name that is easy to say and easy to remember.

Tonic is very serious about keeping the ".to" domain spam-free. So they revoke registrations that are believed to (directly or indirectly) be responsible for spam distribution. So If the applicant are planning to use their ".to" domain for free URL redirection, be forewarned that this business is very difficult to run without becoming a spam harbor in the eyes of Tonic.

The city of Toronto, in Ontario, Canada, has "to" 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 and pornography 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 .

 

Important Note:
Some domain names may be classified by the registry as a premium domain name and will command a higher price. If you request a premium domain name we will contact you before completing your order.

In addition, the registry may at any time reserve domain names from registration or the sale may be restricted to comply with ICANN requirements.

.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 Daniel Bernstein's website http://cr.yp.to 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 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 and pornography 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 .


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