About .tw Domains

The .tw country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) is an extension that represents Taiwan. The information below applies to the following country-code second-level domain names (ccSLDs) that we offer at this time:

  • .com.tw - Intended for commercial entities
  • .idv.tw - Intended for individuals
  • .org.tw - Intended for non-profit organizations
  • Note: HostingDude.com no longer offers new registrations of .org.tw domains.

  • .tw - Intended for Taiwan businesses or individuals

Domain names can be up to 63 characters, with a minimum of three characters, and can contain letters (a to z), numbers (0 to 9), and hyphens (except at the beginning or end of the domain name). You cannot register domain names with special characters such as & and #.

Features Availability
Who can register? Anyone (details below)1
Registration length 1 - 10 years
Renewal length 1 - 10 years
Renewal restrictions Details below2
Nameserver requirements None
Transfers to HostingDude.com Not supported
Transfers away Supported (details below)3
Private registration Not supported
Protected registration Not supported
Backorders Not supported
Bulk registration Supported
Account change Supported
Contact updates Supported
IDNs Supported
Expiration/redemption Please contact customer support
Refund policy Details below4
Registry TWnic


1 Registration requirements

Anyone can register .tw, .idv.tw, and .com.tw domains on a first-come, first-served basis.

Note: HostingDude.com no longer offers new registrations of .org.tz domains.

2 Renewal restrictions

Your .tw 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 on 40 days prior to the domain name's expiration date. If the renewal attempt fails, we re-attempt renewal 30 days prior to the expiration date. If the second attempt fails, we try again on the expiration date.

If we cannot auto-renew the domain name and you do not manually renew it by its expiration date, it must be redeemed. There might be a fee for the redemption. see Recovering expired domain names for instructions on the redemption.

For example: Your .tw domain name expires on October 1. If your domain name does not renew automatically, you can renew it manually by October 1. For automatic renewals, we attempt to renew the domain name on August 21, September 10, and October 1.

3 Transfers-Away requirements

.tw domains can only be transferred between NeuLevel-accredited registrars.

4 Refund policy requirements

For details on refunds, please visit HostingDude.com's Refund Policy page.

Most domains will follow the Standard Terms, but certain domains will have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Look under BOTH of the following categories:

  • Products with Special Refund Terms (look under Domain Name Registrations/Renewals)
  • Products Not Eligible for Refunds