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Re: Is the .to (Tonga) domain completely rogue and should be removed?

  • From: Dan Hollis
  • Date: Wed Sep 30 17:03:44 1998

On Wed, 30 Sep 1998, Barry Shein wrote:
> Consequently, I assert there is no reason for this domain to exist and
> it should be removed from the root name servers.

Just get the plug pulled on the .to registry:

% traceroute 206.184.59.10
[...]
 8  core1-hssi4-0.san-rafael.best.net (140.174.55.2)  114.937 ms  220.844 ms  138.449 ms
 9  imatek.sfconsulate.gov.to (206.184.59.254)  202.017 ms  173.456 ms 156.222 ms
10  tonic.to (206.184.59.10)  175.428 ms  121.822 ms  339.575 ms

% whois 206.184.59.10@whois.arin.net
[rs.arin.net]
Best Internet Communications, Inc. (NETBLK-NBN-206-184-BEST) NBN-206-184-BEST
                                                 206.184.0.0 - 206.184.255.255
Government of the Kingdom of Tonga (NET-NBN3-59) NBN3-59 206.184.59.0

% whois NET-NBN3-59@whois.arin.net
[rs.arin.net]
Government of the Kingdom of Tonga (NET-NBN3-59)
[...]
   Coordinator:
      Gullichsen, Eric  (EG31-ARIN)  egullich@WARP.COM
      +1.415.781.0365

-Dan





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