The .tw Domain

Registered Domains
Population of the Country
The main Language used
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Domain Registration term in years
Domain Character Limit
Since 1989

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 .tw websites

Global 155.
Global 966.
Global 1,078.
Global 1,151.

About .tw

What is .tw?

The .tw web name is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for Taiwan.
Taiwan with its estimated population of 23,305,021, ranks as the 23rd most populous country in Asia. These domains with the .tw extension are very popular in Taiwan and around its geographical area. You can register your own .tw domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .tw ccTLD (country code top-level domain) registration started in 1989.

Who can register .tw domain?

Both individuals and legal entities are allowed to buy and register a domain name with a .tw extension.

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

A .tw domain name could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Taiwan. In Taiwan the primary used language is Chinese. Chinese is the 6th most used website language in the world. A website with a .tw 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?

When choosing a domain always remember the following restrictions:
A .tw web name can have alphabets, numbers and dashes (-) or any of these combinations.
A web name has to start with a digit and end with a digit.
The web name can neither start nor end with dashes. Although the character "-" is allowed inside the name, but cannot have two hyphens in a row.
It can’t contain stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) or other special characters or space.
The .tw domain length may vary, from 2 to 63 types.
Your registration will not be accepted if your domain name doesn’t follow the above criterias.

Domain name registration term allowance:

The .tw web name can be registered 1 to 10 years at a time.