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So I noticed this on Jeff's twitter. They don't have a tld, it seems?

How've they done this? Magic, bribery, or did a no-tld tld open up recently?

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Same question just popped up over on ServerFault with multiple answers. :)… – JMD Dec 3 '09 at 18:25
@JMD: Here I was thinking I was going mad from lack of coffee... I thought I'd just seen this question. – AnonJr Dec 3 '09 at 18:58
http://.to, http://to and http://to. no longer work in 2013 as they apparently did in 2009. – isomorphismes Aug 26 '13 at 18:13
up vote 11 down vote accepted

I believe that the way it works is simply who ever owns the TLD .to, simply set up an A record for the TLD itself and are providing this service.

For example, and are actually the same address.

You can also access this site via http://to

Some domains use this technique to redirect you to where you can purchase domains from, this place seems to offer a free service.

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better explanation? I do this all the time... I set up dns records for work which is a map, and then there is extras such as etc.... – William Hilsum Dec 3 '09 at 18:39
It doesn't redirect here - ... I think that this is actually whoever owns the .to domain names set this up based on the fact that (in your example) is a different website – William Hilsum Dec 3 '09 at 18:46
The server seems to be down (but DNS still resolves). – Mechanical snail Aug 16 '12 at 5:57

Just to ensure people don't miss JMD's comment:

Many more answers at Server Fault's How the heck is http://to./ a valid domain name?

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