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TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
Registry.CW Registry Curacao (CW DomReg)
SponsorUniversity of Curaçao
Intended useEntities connected with  Curaçao
Actual useMainly in Curaçao
Registration restrictions.cw requires local presence. .com.cw and .net.cw do not require local presence.
Registry websiteUniversity of Curaçao

.cw is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Curaçao. It was created following the decision on December 15, 2010 by the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency to allocate CW as the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for Curaçao.[1] This decision followed Curaçao's new status as an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands on October 10, 2010. The University of Curaçao, which already was the sponsor for .an was designated as the sponsoring organization. Registration of .cw domains is available from 1 February 2012.

Currently, many websites in Curaçao still use the former Netherlands Antilles's ccTLD, .an. Domains from .an will be able to switch to .sx (Sint Maarten) or .cw, depending on where they are based.[2]


  1. ^ ISO 3166-1 Newsletter VI-8 (2010-12-15): Code elements for Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten (Dutch part), update of other territories and minor correction. 2010-12-15. Accessed 2011-02-12.
  2. ^ "Report on the Delegation of the .CW domain representing Curaçao to the University of Curacao (www.uoc.cw/cw_registry), and transitional arrangements for the .AN domain representing the Netherlands Antilles". IANA. 3 October 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2012.

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