This article describes the procedures and requirements of .to domain names.
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Successful domain registration requires:

  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group
  • To transfer a domain name the current registrant must first create a transfer key. The new registrant uses that key to re-register the domain in their name.
    Domain name transfers are considered as new registrations.
  • DO NOT give away your master password as a method of transferring domain names --- this will result in reassigning the registration of ALL of the domain names registered under that customer handle!

  • If you have a transfer key for a domain name, go to www.tonic.to/transfersld.htm.
  • upon successfully transferring a .to domain, it is automatically renewed for two years.
Authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode
Registration period after transfer restarts
Average transfer time max 19 days
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .to domains is available.

You can request a code for outgoing transfer via the support department.

NB!  Please let us know when the domain was successfully transferred out, as we need to remove the domain manually from your control panel. Otherwise the billing will continue!.


Owner change (trade)

  • trade is processed manually by Openprovider support
  • comes with additional costs
  • extends registration period for 24 months

Other update


  • deletion is processed realtime

Restore / reactivate

  • Registry: tonic
  • Registry whois: whois.internic.net
  • Registry web based whois:
  • Registry zonefile updates: Real-Time
Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • Hyphens ("-"), however not at the beginning or directly in front of the TLD
  • Registration period: 2, 3, 5, 10, 25 year
  • Renewal date offset: 35 days
    The number of days before the registry's expiration date, that Openprovider requires the domain to be renewed or expired. More info.
    Note that the dates as shown in your Openprovider account are always leading, even if they do not match the renewal date offset mentioned here.
  • Soft quarantine period: n/a days
    During this period, following after an expiration, the domain can be restored for free. This period does not apply if the domain is deleted explicitly. More info.
  • Quarantine period: 0 days
    During this period, an expired or deleted domain name can be reactivated at an additional fee.
  • Local presence required? no
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? no
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? no
  • Rules for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy: http://www.icann.org/en/help/dndr/udrp/rules
Registration agreement The registry requires that a registration agreement is in place between the provider and the domain holder. The text of this registration agreement and any required supplements is the following:

Due to the regular changes in registry rules and configuration or missing information from registry side, and despite our effort to keep our knowledge base up-to-date, information in the knowledge base may be outdated or incorrect. If you encounter some issue, please report it through the "HotJar" feedback collector on the bottom right, or (if it is blocked by your browser) by clicking the "Submit a request" link below. No rights can be derived from the information in this knowledge base. If there is discrepancy between the knowledge base and the process in Openprovider, the process in Openprovider is leading.

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