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How does http://to./ work?

Jeff Atwood (@codinghorror) posted a tweet a few days ago, congratulating http://to./ for launching the shortest URL shortener, and breaking every URL matching regex. I was wondering how the heck does this work?

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marked as duplicate by fretje, BinaryMisfit Dec 7 '09 at 8:33

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

Didn't the tweet also link directly to SF:… ? – random Dec 7 '09 at 7:08
Agree that it's been asked and answered on ServerFault – Nick Josevski Dec 7 '09 at 7:21
This was asked last week - me and John T both posted answers but I can't seem to find the question anywhere :S Looks like it has vanished – William Hilsum Dec 7 '09 at 7:30
The tweet did not link directly to the SF question but his next tweet 12 minutes later absolutely did. – Travis Dec 7 '09 at 17:10

Basically, someone has put an A record on the top level domain .to so anyone visiting will go to this service.

It is sort of like how in offices, you usually have http://intranet and http://jobs.intranet and more... It is all clever uses of DNS.

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s/clever/plain/ – artistoex Dec 5 '11 at 0:43

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