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.tw, .com.tw, .org.tw, .idv.tw, .game.tw, .club.tw, ebiz.tw
Partly (see Characters)
|Allowed number of NS||
0 to 10
|Host IP-Addresses Type||
IPv4 / IPv6
|Hosts managed as||
|Root Nameserver Update||
every 6 hours
|SEC DNS Interface||
DS data interface
|Transfer Authcode required||
|Transfer ACK by||
|Transfer NACK by||
|Owner Change by||
|Add Grace Period||
|Deletion Restorable Period||
|Deletion Hold Period||
Domains can be registered in Real-Time with the API AddDomain command.
command = AddDomain domain = (DOMAIN)
ownercontact0 = (CONTACT) admincontact0 = (CONTACT) techcontact0 = (CONTACT) billingcontact0 = (CONTACT) nameserver0 = (NAMESERVER) nameserver1 = (NAMESERVER)
auth = <TEXT> | <NULL> transferlock = 0 | 1 | <NULL> subuser = <TEXT> | <NULL>
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)
action = REQUEST | APPROVE | DENY | CANCEL | USERTRANSFER auth = <TEXT>
order = CREATE | REPLACE | UPDATE subuser = <TEXT> | <NULL> period = <PERIOD> transferlock = 0 | 1 | <NULL>
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)
Restores can be processed in realtime. A restore is possible within 0 days upon deletion. Please use the command RestoreDomain.
command = RestoreDomain domain = (DOMAIN)
renewalmode = <NULL> | <TEXT> subuser = <TEXT>
An Ownerchange is free of charge and can be done with the API ModifyDomain command.
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.
1 & 2 Character domains
The registry previously allowed 1 & 2-character registrations but not any longer. We can accept transfers of these domains, but they cannot be registered, even if returned as available.
IDN Character Sets
The registry accepts the following character sets for IDN registrations.
- Chinese (Traditional)
- 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.