About .tw Domain Names
The .tw country code top-level domain name (ccTLD) is an extension that represets Taiwan. For companies that conduct business in Taiwan and individuals who want to reach the growing number of Internet users there, .tw domain names are a good investment. Registering a .tw domain name gives you regional recognition and an easy-to-manage Web presence.
The information below applies to the following country-code second-level domain names (ccSLDs) that we offer at this time:
- .com.tw — Intended for commercial entities
- .idv.tw — Intended for individuals
- .org.tw — Intended for non-profit organizations
- .tw — Intended for Taiwan businesses or individuals
Anyone can register .tw, .idv.tw, and .com.tw domain names on a first-come, first-served basis. See Registering .tw Domain Names for more information.
All new registrations of .org.tw domains will be restricted to qualified Taiwanese organizations. The following describes the procedures and policies that were implemented for .org.tw registration.
In order to register a .org.tw domain name, the domain's registrant contact must meet two conditions:
- The country code in the registrants address must be TW.
- The contact object must include a Taiwan issued Unified Business Number.
If the registrant has not already submitted documentation to register a domain name under .org.tw, the foreign non-profit organization will need to submit the following documents for the Domain Name Committees review and approval:
- Documents supporting the applicants due registration under its national, state or federal laws.
- Written statements describing the objectives and reasons for registering the related domain name.
The statements may be written in English or Chinese. There is no restriction on the number of pages for the statement. Documents can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TWnic is the registry for .tw domain names.
The minimum registration length for .tw domain names is 1 year and they may be registered for a maximum of 10 years.
Your .tw domain name renews before its expiration date. The renewal date depends on whether the domain name is auto-renewed or renewed manually. Auto-renewal is attempted on 40 days prior to the domain name's expiration date. If the renewal attempt fails, we re-attempt renewal 30 days prior to the expiration date. If the second attempt fails, we try again on the expiration date.
If we cannot auto-renew the domain name and you do not manually renew it by its expiration date, it must be redeemed. There might be a fee for the redemption. See Recovering Expired Domain Names for instructions on the redemption.
For example: Your .tw domain name expires on October 1. If your domain name does not renew automatically, you can renew it manually by October 1. For automatic renewals, we attempt to renew the domain name on August 21, September 10, and October 1.
We do not currently support the transfer of .tw domain names to us.
See Transferring Domain Names to Another Registrar for information on transferring your .tw domain name to a different registrar. NOTE: These domain names can only be transferred between NeuLevel-accredited registrars.
Neither privacy nor domain name protection are available for .tw domain names.
We do not currently support the backorder of .tw domain names.
Yes. See Moving a Domain Name Out of Your Account for details on this process.
Yes. Further information on this can be found in Updating Your Domain Name Contact Information.
No. Any valid nameservers may be used for .tw domain names.
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