.zw

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.zw
ZISPA: Zimbabwe Internet Service Providers Association
Introduced1991
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
StatusActive
RegistryZISPA
SponsorTelecommunications Regulatory Authority
Intended useEntities connected with  Zimbabwe
Actual useGets some use in Zimbabwe
Registration restrictionsNone
StructureRegistrations are at third level beneath second-level categories
DocumentsTerms and conditions Registration procedure
Registry websiteZISPA

.zw (zimbabwe) is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Zimbabwe.

Although no registry Web site is shown in the IANA whois listing, at least .co.zw registrations are presently being taken by the Zimbabwe Internet Service Providers Association, whose charter claims that one of the purposes of the organization's founding was to oversee the .zw domain.

.ac.zw registrations are being taken by the University of Zimbabwe. Applications are handled by this institution's Computer Centre. As with the general norm, .ac.zw registrations are for academic institutions.

.org.zw registrations are taken by the country's fixed telecommunications provider, TelOne. These are intended for use by NGOs, individuals and such like organisations but any restrictions are not clear.

Currently, Zimbabwean individuals and business entities are now banned by the Certification Authority Browser Forum from receiving Extended Validation SSL[1][failed verificationsee discussion], Organization Validation (OV), and Domain Validation (DV) certificates.[2][failed verificationsee discussion]. They can generate one through Let’s Encrypt as Let’s Encrypt supports TLDs in the Public Suffix List and only restricts government websites in certain countries.[3]

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