The .KW Domain

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Global Statistics

Most popular Languages on the Web
English 54.8%
German 6.3%
Russian 5.7%
Spanish 4.7%
Most popular Domains on the Web
246 million domain names registered globally
.NET 6.0%
.ORG 4.2%

Top .kw websites

Global 388.
Global 10,726.
Global 20,038.
Global 23,469.

About .kw

What is .kw?

The .kw web name is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Kuwait.
Kuwait with its estimated population of 3,582,054, ranks as the 42nd most populous country in Asia. These domains with the .kw extension are very popular in Kuwait and around its geographical area. You can register your own .kw domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .kw has been around and gaining popularity since 1992.

Who can register .kw domain?

Both individuals and companies are allowed to buy and register a domain with a .kw extension.

Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .kw extension?

A .kw domain name could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Kuwait. In Kuwait the national language is Arabic. The 6 most popular languages used for websites is english, german, russian, spanish, french and chinese, but you can use any other languages as well. A website with a .kw 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. Additionally, country code top-level domain gives you the opportunity to find domain hacks much easier.
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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 web name:
In a .kw domain name alphabets, numbers, hyphen "-" or combination of these are accepted.
A web name has to start with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
The domain can neither begin nor end with dashes. A .kw web name can not contain dashes in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab-
You can't use symbols (such as ' + . , | ! " £ $ % & / ( ) = ? ^ * ç ° § ; : _ > ] [ @ ), or spaces or stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í).
The minimum length of a domain under the top level domain .kw is 3 characters, the maximum length is 63 characters.
Your registration will not be accepted if your domain doesn’t follow the above limitations.

Domain name registration term allowance:

The .kw domain name registration term: 1-10 years registration are allowed at a time.
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