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I just noticed this whois entry:

$ whois taibun.tw
[Querying whois.twnic.net]
[whois.twnic.net]
Domain Name: taibun.tw

   Contact:
      LEE, SHENG-AN
      shengan@gmail.com


   Record expires on 2007-11-08 (YYYY-MM-DD)
   Record created on 2005-11-02 (YYYY-MM-DD)


Registrar: HINET

Apparently this is a second-level domain for Taiwanese-language websites. Can anyone clarify? – Kaihsu 16:20, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

It seems to host the digital archive of the National Museum of Taiwanese Literature: http://www.taibun.tw/Kaihsu 09:32, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

How is this different from any other second-level domain registration? (Other than that it's a site with lots of pages and subdomains)? It doesn't seem to be a domain that accepts third-level registrations. *Dan T.* 12:16, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

Never mind. I was not aware that one could directly apply to be registered at the second level. – Kaihsu 15:08, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

網路.tw, 組織.tw and 商業.tw[edit]

I tired to log on these domain with Mozilla Firefox (which supports IDN); I ended up to a TWNIC page saying there domains are "reserved". According to the article, I should be able to log in to http://www.seed.net.tw/ by typing http://www.seed.網路.tw, but it did not happen.

Can anyone confirm the behavior described on the article against any TWNIC documentation? timdream 06:01, 27 July 2007 (UTC)


I have looked it up myself. What TWNIC do it that you can get one Chinese domain for free if you have a English one, and you are supposed to translate your domain. In my previous example, I should not expect to connect to Seednet website by typing http://www.seed.網路.tw, instead I should use their Chinese name http://www.數位聯合.網路.tw/; They do own the the domain (according to http://rs.twnic.net.tw/ ), but they didn't config it to their website though. timdream 06:41, 27 July 2007 (UTC)


Can someone edit the article to make it more clearly? thanks in advance. timdream