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About .tw Domains

TW.nic is the sponsor and GoDaddy Registry is our backend provider for the country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) .tw extension that represents Taiwan.

Who can register .tw domains?

Anyone can register .tw,, and domain names.

  • .tw: Intended for Taiwan businesses or individuals
  • Intended for individuals
  • Intended for commercial entities

Note: GoDaddy no longer offers new registrations or transfers of domains.

Registration restrictions

When registering a .tw domain, you must follow specific requirements.

  • Must use: 2 - 63 Characters
  • Can use: Letters (a-z characters), numbers (0-9) and hyphens (except in the 1st or last characters of the domain name)
  • Cannot use: Special characters (e.g., & and #)
  • IDNs: Supported (Chinese) on .tw domain extension only


  • Registration length: 1-10 years
  • Renewal length: 1-10 years
    • Your .tw,, and domain name renews before its expiration date. The renewal date depends on whether the domain name is auto-renewed or renewed manually. Auto-renewal is attempted 40 days prior to the domain name's expiration. If the renewal attempt fails, we re-attempt renewal 11 days prior to expiration. If the second attempt fails, we try one more time 4 days prior to the expiration date.
    • If we cannot auto-renew the domain name and you do not manually renew it 4 days prior to the expiration date, it must be redeemed. There might be a fee for the redemption. See Renew my expired domain for instructions on the redemption.
    • Your .tw,, and domain name expires on October 1. If your domain name does not renew automatically, you can renew it manually by September 27. For automatic renewals, we attempt to renew the domain name on August 22, September 20, and September 27.
    • renewals require additional documentation. Please reach out to our GoDaddy Guides for help.
  • Backorders: Not supported
  • Transfers to GoDaddy: Supported
    • Must use: 1 - 63 Characters
  • Transfers away from GoDaddy: Supported
    • Transfer Lock: Supported
    • To transfer your .tw,, and domain to another registrar, the registrar must be a Neustar-accredited registrar, please confirm with your gaining registrar.
    • To transfer your domain to another registrar, additional documentation is required, please contact our our GoDaddy Guides for help.
  • Transfers to another GoDaddy account: Supported
  • Basic privacy protection: Not supported
  • Protection plan upgrades: Not supported
  • CashParking: Supported
  • Contact Updates: Supported

Nameserver requirements

  • Must use: 2-13 Nameservers
  • Can use: IPv4, DNSSEC
  • Cannot use: IPv6


For details on refunds, see our refund policy. Most domains will follow the Standard Refund Terms, but certain domains may have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Review the information under Products with Special Refund Terms, and then Domain Name Registrations/Renewals and Products Not Eligible for Refunds.

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