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Introduced 1993
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry Unknown
Sponsor University of Botswana
Intended use Entities connected with  Botswana
Actual use Very popular in Botswana
Registration restrictions Must 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
Documents .bw domain registration form
Website BTA BW Registry

.bw is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Botswana. It is administered by the University of Botswana. 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.[citation needed] The most visited .bw domain is google.co.bw by Google Inc. in Botswana.[1]

Botswana Telecommunications Corporation operates a WHOIS service for .bw domains.

2nd level domains[edit]

  • org.bw – Botswana organizations
  • .ac.bw - Botswana academic and tertiary societies[2]
  • .co.bw - general use by Botswana and non-Botswana persons and entities[3]
  • gov.bw - Botswana government & its departments and entities[4]

See also[edit]

Portal icon Internet portal
Portal icon Botswana portal


  1. ^ "google.co.bw Site Overview". www.alexa.com. Retrieved 2015-09-06. 
  2. ^ "Botswana Accountancy College". www.bac.ac.bw. Retrieved 2015-09-10. 
  3. ^ "Weekend Post :: Home Page". www.weekendpost.co.bw. Retrieved 2015-09-10. 
  4. ^ "Ministry Of Education". Ministry Of Education. 

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