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.TW

.TW is the official country code Top-Level-Domain (ccTLD) of Taiwan. Target Audience are companies located in Taiwan, as well as companies or corporations who have business with Taiwan.

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Introduced 1989
Country Taiwan
Registry NeuStar
IDN Capable Limited
Webpage Register .TW

Contents


Registry

TLD

.tw

Allowed TLDs

.tw, .com.tw, .org.tw, .idv.tw, .game.tw, .club.tw, ebiz.tw

Registry

NeuStar

Dispute Policy

Rules

Registrar

1api GmbH

WHOIS-Server

whois.twnic.net.tw

WHOIS-Update

6 hours

Min. Characters

3

Max. Characters

63

Character Set
  • Letters and numbers
  • Hyphens ("-"), however not at the beginning or directly in front of the TLD
  • IDN: partly supported
Limitations
  • Registrant Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 1
  • Admin Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 1
  • Tech Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 1
  • Billing Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 1

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IDN capable

Partly (see Characters)

Restore capable

Real-Time

Handle Updates

Supported

Registration System

Real-Time

Allowed number of NS

0 to 10

Registry Nameservercheck

No

Host IP-Addresses Type

IPv4 / IPv6

Hosts managed as

Object

Root Nameserver Update

every 6 hours

SEC DNS Interface

not available

Transferclass

Pull

Transfer Periods

1Y

Transfer Authcode required

Yes

Transfer Real-Time

No

Transfer ACK by

Registrar

Transfer NACK by

Registrar

Transfer Lock

Yes

Owner Change by

Update


Periods

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Registration Periods

1-10 years

Add Grace Period

0 days

Accounting Period

-1 week

Finalization Period

-1 day

Failure Period

32 days

Payment Period

-61 days

Deletion Restorable Period

0 days

Deletion Hold Period

0 days

Explicit Renewals

Yes

Renewal Periods

1-9 years


API

Domain Registration

Domains can be registered in Real-Time with the API AddDomain command.

command = AddDomain
domain  = (DOMAIN)

REQUIRED

ownercontact0 = (CONTACT)
admincontact0 = (CONTACT)
techcontact0 = (CONTACT)
billingcontact0 = (CONTACT)
nameserver0 = (NAMESERVER)
nameserver1 = (NAMESERVER)

OPTIONAL

auth = <TEXT> | <NULL>
transferlock = 0 | 1 | <NULL>
subuser = <TEXT> | <NULL>

Domain Transfer

The transfer has to be initiated by the gaining registrar and can be requested with the API TransferDomain command.
A valid Authorization Code must be provided to initiate a transfer successfully. You may obtain the authorization code from the losing registrar.
As soon as a domain transfer has been initiated it can either be approved ("ACK") by Registrar or denied ("NACK") by Registrar.

command = TransferDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

REQUIRED

action = REQUEST | APPROVE | DENY | CANCEL | USERTRANSFER
auth = <TEXT>

OPTIONAL

order = CREATE | REPLACE | UPDATE

subuser = <TEXT> | <NULL>
period = <PERIOD>
transferlock = 0 | 1 | <NULL>

Delete Domain

Domains can be deleted with the API DeleteDomain command.
There is no Deletion Restorable Period and no Deletion Hold Period. Deleted domain names will be available for new registrations immediately.

command = DeleteDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

Restore Domain

Restores can be processed in realtime. A restore is possible within 0 days upon deletion. Please use the command RestoreDomain.

command = RestoreDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

OPTIONAL

renewalmode = <NULL> | <TEXT>
subuser = <TEXT>

Ownerchange

An Ownerchange is free of charge and can be done with the API ModifyDomain command.

TLD specific

Restrictions

Registrants of TW Domains must comply to the General Terms and Conditions of .TW Domains:

  • Supervision and Guidance Regulation for Internet Protocol (IP) Address and Domain Name Registration and Management Services currently at twnic's site.
  • Guidelines for Administration of Domain Name Registration currently at twnic's site.
  • Guidelines for Authorisation of Domain Name Registration Services, currently at twnic's site.
  • TWNIC Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, currently at twnic's site.
  • Rules for TWNIC Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, currently at twnic's site.

Transfer

Transfer notes:

  • A .TW Domain Transfer must be initiated with an "Authorisation Code", which can be obtained from the current registrar through the owner or Admin-C of the domain.
  • Ensure that your respective domain does not have a lock-status (REGISTRAR-LOCK or HOLD). This can be seen in the WHOIS. If the domain is locked, then the owner can demand that this be unlocked.
  • Initiate the transfer on time and not just shortly before the domain expires.
  • Please ensure that the domain is older than 60 days otherwise the transfer will be denied.
  • Please note that you need a signed request from the registrant before you initiate the transfer.


The transfer of a .TW domain will usually take 5-7 working days.

Transfer from a domestic TW registrar

Transferring a .TW domain name from a domestic registrar is currently a manual process that requires a registrant's signed request form to be sent to our supplier, then our supplier forwards the request form to TWNIC, which then transfers the domain to our suppliers account. Once the domain is in the the destination account, our supplier manually transfers the domain to the "gaining" registrar and bills the registrar for the automatic 1 year renewal.

If you want to transfer this domain, Please provide HEXONET Support

- a signed LOA (letter of authority) from the registrant for transfer

- authcode for the domain

Addons

RegistrarOC

Restore Process

To restore a domain as a RegistrarOC customer, you simply have to execute the RestoreDomain command. HEXONET directly forwards the restore request to the registry, which performs the restore in real-time. As soon as the restore is complete, the domain will get assigned to your account with the original domain data.

Please do not initiate a restore directly at the registry (e.g. using the registrar webinterface). All restore operations must be performed through our system.