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About .tw Domains

The .tw country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) is an extension that represents Taiwan. 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

Domain names can be up to 63 characters, with a minimum of three characters, and can contain letters (a to z), numbers (0 to 9), and hyphens (except at the beginning or end of the domain name). You cannot register domain names with special characters such as & and #.

Features Availability
Who can register? Anyone (details below)1
Registration length 1 - 10 years
Renewal length 1 - 10 years
Renewal restrictions Details below2
Nameserver requirements None
Transfers to GoWebsite Not supported
Transfers away Supported (details below)3
Private registration Not supported
Protected registration Not supported
Backorders Not supported
Bulk registration Supported
Account change Supported
Contact updates Supported
IDNs Supported
Expiration/redemption Please contact customer support
Refund policy Details below4
Registry TWnic

Details

1 Registration requirements

Anyone can register .tw, .idv.tw, and .com.tw domains on a first-come, first-served basis.

However, 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 registrant's 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 Committee's review and approval:

  • Documents supporting the applican't's 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 cctldhelp@secureserver.net.

2 Renewal restrictions

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.

3 Transfers-Away requirements

.tw domains can only be transferred between NeuLevel-accredited registrars.

4 Refund policy requirements

For details on refunds, please visit GoWebsite's Refund Policy page and look under BOTH of the following categories:

  • Products with Special Refund Terms (look under Domain Name Registrations/Renewals)
  • Products Not Eligible for Refunds

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