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12|03|2009 02:43 pm EDT

.TO ccTLD Becomes Worlds Shortest URL Shortener

by Frank Michlick in Categories: ccTLDs

Until ICANN releases One Letter TLDs (no plans have been announced so far), .TO has now introduced the world’s shortest URL shortener in partnership with eCorporation.com. Unfortunately the new service comes with some problems:

When you try to access the service from your webbrowser, you can however not just enter “to” in your browser’s address bar, as that will trigger a search in most of today’s browsers. So you will have to enter “www.to” instead. So the site will also append the “www.” in front of the shortened URL and thus actually negate their advantage of having the shortest URL – however without doing so, the generated addresses would most likely not pass the validation for a valid link used on most sites. The only alternative option is to write the addresses like this “http://to./d6Goe“, which most webbrowsers will then again correctly identify as a domain.

[via YCombinator News]

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December 3, 2009 @ 3:55 pm EDT

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Drew

December 4, 2009 @ 1:58 am EDT

Yes. Broken web browser actions.

Safari/Mac converts ‘to’ to ‘www.to.com’

“to.” works fine however.

Interestingly http://to./ appears to be an experimental version rather than the full version at http://www.to./

yesonline

December 17, 2009 @ 4:42 am EDT

I have to point that http://www.to is not the shortest shortener but http://to./ is, and they are totally different. http://Www.to is not the official website of the .TO domains but http://www.tonic.to is.
http://Www.to is actually registered by somebody, yes it was able to be registered. The shortest shortener is http://to./ which is not for public use now.
So if you use http://www.to shorten service would not be equal to http://to./ .

Frank Michlick

December 17, 2009 @ 12:24 pm EDT

Thanks for the clarification @yesonline.

me

July 25, 2011 @ 5:36 am EDT

how to get .to

Drewbert

July 25, 2011 @ 1:45 pm EDT

http://www.tonic.to/

Vincent

July 29, 2011 @ 12:34 pm EDT

Um, to. does not work fine, not in any browser I have tried. So, experimental maybe. The shorterst shortner? No way.

meerko

April 23, 2012 @ 2:19 pm EDT

for now…something tells me eventually we’ll see a single letter extension

ronnie

June 26, 2012 @ 8:13 am EDT

tweak.tk:
shorturl.tk

scott m78

October 11, 2012 @ 4:04 am EDT

I’ve just created one- not as short as to. but I’ve put a nice spin on it :) uquark http://uquark.me

Sergio

December 4, 2012 @ 8:42 am EDT

Another nice one is b4.to, they still in beta, but they announce great features! You can visit on http://b4.to

Joseph Slabaugh

December 14, 2012 @ 2:12 am EDT

http://to./d6Goe? nope.

Joseph Slabaugh

December 14, 2012 @ 2:14 am EDT

I like this site, http://www.jut.org. Not that short, but it works

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