Register a .to domain and stand out from the crowd
What is a .to domain?
The .to domain name extension is a top-level domain that was originally intended as a country code domain for the island of Tonga. It has been managed by Tonic – the Tonga Network Information Center – since the late 1990s.
The .to domain is now widely used by businesses located in Toronto, Canada because T.O. is the city’s nickname. It’s also often used in reference to the preposition ‘to’.
Registering a .to domain is easy. Just search for the domain name you want via IONOS. If it's still available, follow the steps to checkout. The minimum registration period is two years.
Which purposes are .to domains suitable for?
When you buy a top-level domain like .to you’ll be getting a unique name that will help you stand out from the competition.
But a .to domain is better suited to some businesses than others. While .to was originally intended to designate Tonga, it’s also a great choice for Toronto-based companies or individuals. As an example, a restaurant called Contemporary Cuisine based in Toronto could secure the contemporary-cuisine.to domain that allows customers to immediately connect the nature of the business to its location. Visitors looking for a local restaurant will instantly know that the restaurant is in Toronto and this has a positive influence on their perception of the business as a whole.
Alternatively, the .to domain is a good choice for anyone looking for a snappy, fun domain extension. This versatile domain is also sometimes used for the city of Torino (Turin), Italy, as well as a domain hack in Slavic languages because ‘to’ means ‘it’ or ‘that’.
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