The .rw Domain

Registered Domains
N/A
Population of the Country
10,537,222
The main Language used
English
Register .RW as
Individual
Company
Domain For
Rwanda
Domain Registration term in years
1-10
Domain Character Limit
3-63
Domain Registration
rw
Active
Since 1996

Global Statistics

Most popular Languages on the Web
4.7%
6.3%
5.7%
54.8%
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%
.DE
6.1%
.COM
43%

Top .rw websites

Global 17,761.
Global 90,679.
Global 158,381.
Global 203,288.

About .rw

What is .rw?

The .rw domain is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Rwanda.
Rwanda with its estimated population of 10,537,222, ranks as the 30th most populous country in Africa. These domains with the .rw extension are very popular in Rwanda and around its geographical area. You can register your own .rw domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .rw ccTLD (country code top-level domain) active and gaining popularity since 1996.

Who can register .rw domain?

Only legal entities are allowed to buy and register their web name with a .rw extension.

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

A .rw domain name could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Rwanda. In Rwanda the common language is English. English is the 1st most used website language in the world. A website with a .rw 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 following are the main criteria that a domain name has to be:
The only valid characters for a .rw web name are english language letters, numbers and a hyphen (-).
A domain name may begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
Hyphens cannot begin or end your domain name. A .rw name can not contain hyphens in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.rw).
Spaces and special characters and stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) are never permitted.
For .rw registered web name the character limit is between 3 and 63 types.
The domain name that does not follow the above limitations will not be accepted for registration.

Domain name registration term allowance:

Allowed registration interval for .rw domain is 1 year till maximum 10 years.