Why Dev.to has a .to domain?

ivanjeremic profile image Ivan Jeremic ・1 min read

Why Dev.to has a .to domain and not something like Dev.io or Dev.dev?


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Maybe because the dev.to domain was available, and the others weren't ... apart from that I think it's a good choice - "io" is mostly associated with tech companies which want to sound cool and "hipster", "com" is too commercial, "org" sounds bureaucratic, etc ...

But my main hypothesis is just because the domain was available, and didn't sound weird.

Cost may have been a factor too, I guess "dev.com" even if it was for sale might have been pricey.


Because the content we are reading created to devs mostly by devs


Maybe the owners live in either Tobago or Toronto, Canada?