.tw Domain Names

Registry: TWNIC
Origin: Taiwan
Creation date: 1989

Description: .TW is the official ccTLD of Taiwan

Whois: see http://whois.twnic.net.tw/
(updated every 4 hours)


.TW domains at Gandi.net

Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited by TWNIC since June 2015.
Price: see the .TW price list
Corresponding Gandi contract: https://www.gandi.net/contracts

Terms and Conditions

Assigning: .TW domains are open to anyone
Syntax: from 3 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place)
IDN (accented domain name): yes (but not available for .TW subdomains), Chinese language
Registration period: from 1 to 10 years
- .com.tw: for registered companies
- .net.tw: for the license holders of the Type I Telecommunication Business or Network Construction/Installation, or Type II Telecommunication Business
- .org.tw: for registered foundations and non-profit organizations, with particular needs in registering a domain name under org.tw approved by the Domain Name Committee of TWNIC
- .game.tw, .ebiz.tw, .club.tw: open to anyone, the Registry proceeds to the verification of the holder's identity by email
Whois privacy: no


Renewal: domains are deactivated upon expiration. It is possible to renew up to 30 days following the expiration date
Disputes: policy, rules, service providers
Transfer (change of Registrar): the process is started on our interface with an auth code. Ensure that your domain does not have a TransferProhibited status, will not expire in less than 90 days, is older than 60 days. The effective transfer depends on your validation (by e-mail). Please note if you transfer a domain name from a domestic Registrar, the completion of the procedure is manual and requires a dedicated form with ID documents
Change of Ownership: available on our interface
Deletion process: no quarantine period, see this table
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