Why choose a .to domain?
Have you considered buying your next domain from a small island kingdom? The .to domain extension may represent Tonga, but these days the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) is used by brands and businesses of all kinds. From clever domain hacks to other “to” destinations, there are all kinds of ways you can put .to to good use.
.to facts, stats & history
The .to ccTLD is administered by the Tonga Network Information Center (TONIC) on behalf of the Government of Tonga. TONIC began selling .to domains for $100 per unit back in 1997, with every registration approved by the Prince of Tonga. Unlike most ccTLDs, .to does not keep public WHOIS records. They also uniquely allow—and even support—the creation of emoji domain names.
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Is .to right for you?
As one of the most common words in the English language, a .to domain extension offers all kinds of creative domain hacks. It can also be used to represent other locations with a “to” abbreviation, like Toronto.
Ideas for your .to domain
Whether it travel sites that fly.to new destinations or courier services that send.to loved ones, there are tons of domain hack opportunities with a .to domain extension. Businesses based in Toronto, Canada (lovingly nicknamed “T.O.”) are also likely to use Tonga’s ccTLD.
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FAQ - Learn more about .to domains
.to is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) of the island kingdom of Tonga, located in Oceania.
Some brands use .to to signify their location and connect with their residents. Others use the domain creatively as part of a brand name or motto. Whether the .com option is already taken or you just want to set yourself apart, .to is a great choice.
The government of Tonga sells .to domains to anyone who’s interested, whether or not they’re a local.
Yes, you can buy your branded .to domain names through Shopify.
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