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.tw
TWNIC Logo
Introduced 1989
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry TWNIC
Sponsor TWNIC
Intended use Entities connected with
 Taiwan
Actual use Popular in Taiwan
Registration restrictions Requirements vary depending on which second-level name registration is within; foreigners allowed in several categories
Structure Registrations are at second level or at third level beneath some second-level labels
Documents Guidelines for administration of domain name registration
Dispute policies Taiwan Network Information Center Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy
Website TWNIC (domestic); www.neulevel.com.tw (foreign)
DNSSEC yes

.tw is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Taiwan. The domain name is based on the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code TW. The registry is maintained by TWNIC. Registrations are accepted by commercial registrars. Neulevel has entered into a partnership with TWNIC to market the tw outside Taiwan.

ICANN assigned two internationalized domain names (IDN) for Taiwan on June 25, 2010:[1]

No registrations under these domain have been conducted as of August 2010.

Registrations under tw are possible in second-level space or under various domains as third-level domains:

  • edu.tw: for educational and academic institutions
  • gov.tw: for agencies of the Government of the Republic of China, operated by Taiwan
  • mil.tw: for the Republic of China Armed Forces, operated by Taiwan
  • com.tw: for companies or firms (Taiwanese or foreign) registered under the laws of their country
  • net.tw: for network or telecommunications license holders
  • org.tw: for non-profit organizations (Taiwanese or foreign) established according to the laws of their country
  • idv.tw: for individuals (must verify their identity by e-mail)
  • game.tw: unrestricted (but registrant must verify their identity by email)
  • ebiz.tw: unrestricted (but registrant must verify their identity by email)
  • club.tw: unrestricted (but registrant must verify their identity by email)
  • tw: unrestricted

Domain names in Chinese characters may also be registered at the second level. Furthermore, any registrant of a standard domain name who has chosen a domestic registrar may automatically get two more domain names in Chinese characters in the following second-level domains: 網路.tw, 組織.tw and 商業.tw. These second-level domains correspond to net.tw, org.tw and com.tw, respectively.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ICANN Board Meeting Minutes". ICANN. 25 June 2010. Archived from the original on 7 July 2010. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 

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