What is .bw?
The .bw web name is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Botswana.
Botswana with its estimated population of 2,024,904, ranks as the 42nd most populous country in Africa.
These domains with the .bw extension are very popular in Botswana and around its geographical area.
You can register your own .bw domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .bw has been around and gaining popularity since 1993.
Who can register .bw domain?
There is no information who can register .bw domain.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .bw extension?
A .bw domain name could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Botswana.
In Botswana the native Language is English.
English is the 1st most used website language in the world.
A website with a .bw extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues.
Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?
The main characteristics limitations of a domain name:
The .bw domain can contain the English characters ( ie. a-z, A-Z), the digits (0-9) and dashes (-).
A domain name has to begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
Hyphens cannot start or end your name.
A .bw domain can not contain dashes in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.bw).
You cannot use stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) or other special characters and cannot include a space.
Maximum length of a domain name can’t be more than 63 characters long and can’t be less than 3 characters (including extensions like .bw).
The domain that does not follow the above limitations will not be accepted for registration.
Domain name registration term allowance:
The .bw domain can be registered 1 to 10 years at a time.
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