|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|Registry||BOCRA - Botswana Communication Regulatory Authority|
|Sponsor||Botswana Communication Regulatory Authority|
|Intended use||Entities connected with Botswana|
|Actual use||Very popular in Botswana|
|Registration restrictions||Register online: https://www.bwdomains.co.bw OR submit registration form by paper mail|
|Structure||Registrations are mostly at the third level beneath various second-level names, but some second-level registrations exist|
.bw is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Botswana. It is administered by the Botswana Communication Regulatory Authority, previously being administered by the University of Botswana before the formation of BOCRA.
There does not appear to be any official registry Web site or information online about how to register domains in this TLD, but some ISPs in Botswana offer this service, and it can be accomplished by filling out a form to send by paper mail. Most current registrations are at the third level beneath second-level names such as co.bw and org.bw, but some second-level registrations also exist. The most visited .bw domain is google.co.bw by Google Inc. in Botswana.
2nd level domains
- .org.bw – Botswana organizations
- .net.bw – Botswana Network service providers
- .ac.bw – Botswana academic and tertiary societies
- .co.bw – general use by Botswana and non-Botswana persons and entities
- .gov.bw – Botswana government & its departments and entities
- "google.co.bw Site Overview". www.alexa.com. Retrieved 2015-09-06.
- "About | switch to .bw". nic.net.bw. Retrieved 2019-11-17.
- "BW Name Structure | switch to .bw". nic.net.bw. Retrieved 2018-05-28.
- "Botswana Accountancy College". www.bac.ac.bw. Retrieved 2015-09-10.
- "Weekend Post :: Home Page". www.weekendpost.co.bw. Retrieved 2015-09-10.
- "Ministry Of Education". Ministry Of Education. Archived from the original on 2010-01-18.
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