.TW

What domain extension is this?

.TW is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Taiwan.

What are the requirements & restrictions for this domain extension?

Special requirements or restrictions for a .tw domain name are as below

Domain Suffix Usage
.tw Applicable for all, can be register by any individual or business in any country.
.com.tw Applicable for legally registered companies or firms registered according to the commercial registration law and foreign companies registered according to the laws of their countries.

(the target is the establishment of the company that engaged in business activities. eg: partnership): Provide either one

  • Registration form of the company’s establish (changes)
  • Business Registration Transcript
  • Report card Ministry of Economic Affairs approved foreign companies to set up an instrument in Taiwan
  • If the firm cannot provide the above documents,use “Uniform Numbers Allocation Notice” to replace
  • Small business,firm may provide “Uniform Number Proof of Purchase” to replace
.org.tw New requirements for a .org.tw domain registration with effective from 2010-12-30, 00:00 (GMT+0800) further to policy amendment announced by Registry:

  • Applicable for corporation, juridical association or non-profit organization registered according to the laws within Taiwan, Tax ID is requires to be submitted during the application.
  • Applicant from foreign non-profit organization need to go through manual process and below supporting documents is requires:
    • Documentary proof/certificate of establishment according to the laws of their country; and
    • Domain application (registration/ renewal) form with registrant’s company’s seal and authorized personnel signature. (Download the sample letter here)
  • Verification will be performed by registry and subject to availability of the domain name after approval from Registry.
  • Registry will perform random auditing on the domain registration, application which do not fulfill registration requirements will subject to suspend and/or deletion perform by Registry without further notice and without refund.

(the target is a legal person or association corporation registered in accordance with the law):
Provide either one

  • Registration certificate of legal entities
  • Ministry of the Interior People ‘s Community Certificate
  • A letter of approval issued by the government unit
.net.tw
  • Applicant must possess
    • Class I Telecommunications Business License or Network Infrastructure Set Up Permit, or;
    • Class II Telecommunications Business License issued from the National Communications Commission.
  • Registry will perform random auditing on the domain registration, application which do not fulfill registration requirements will subject to suspend and/or deletion perform by Registry without further notice and without refund.

(The target is a network business,except the registration form of the company’s establish (changes),should also provide one of the following documents)

  • Ministry of Communications, the first type of telecommunications business license
  • Ministry of Communications Type II telecommunications business license
  • Network construction permit
.game.tw No restriction on the applicant’s qualification. The applicant for registration has to select the attributes on his/her own, however the identity of the applicant must be verified via email.
.ebiz.tw No restriction on the applicant’s qualification. The applicant for registration has to select the attributes on his/her own, however the identity of the applicant must be verified via email.
.club.tw No restriction on the applicant’s qualification. The applicant for registration has to select the attributes on his/her own. However, the identity of the applicant must be verified via email.

What kind of domain extension does WebNIC offer?

WebNIC currently only offer .TW

What document is required for this domain extension?

No.

What is the length limitation for this domain extension?

For 2LD, Minimum 3 / Maximum 63 characters.
For 3LD, Minimum 2 / Maximum 63 characters.

What is the terms of registration?

1 to 10 years

Can I delete a domain after registered?

Yes.
Partners are allowed to delete a .tw domain name after registered, registration fee is refundable within 3 days grace period.

What is the terms of renewal?

1 to 10 years

How does the Domain Life Cycle work for this domain extension?

After a .tw domain was expired, it will go through below life cycle:

30 days
Renewal Grace Period (suspend)
  No
Redemption
Grace Period
  3 days
Pending Delete

If partners did not renew the domain name before its expiry date, it will be suspended and fallen into 30 days of renewal grace period. Domain will be straightly deleted approximately 33 days from the expiry date if there has no renewal been performed and it will be released for public re-registration.

What is the procedure for transferring the domain registrar under this domain extension?

Yes.
Partners are allowed to initiate registrar transfer for .tw domain name. Please note that domain will be extended for 1 year after completion.

What is the procedure for transferring the domain reseller under this domain extension?

Yes.
Partners are allowed to initiate reseller transfer for .tw domain name. Please note that domain will be extended for 1 year after completion.

Please refer to Reseller Transfer for more detail information

Does WebNIC provide Internationalized Domain name (IDN) for this domain extension?

Yes, WebNIC does provide IDN .tw domain name.

Reseller can refer to reseller panel register domain to find out what language is providing.