What are the registration requirements for .TW domains?
There are no requirements for buying .TW domains.
What does .TW stand for?
.TW represents the official domain extension or the internet country code top level domain (ccTLD) of Taiwan. It was introduced in 1989 and was intended for entities affiliated to Taiwan or for companies interested in doing business in Taiwan. Although registration is relaxed and unrestricted, registrants must ensure that rights of others or Taiwan laws are not violated. TWNIC is the authorized body carrying out its registry and operation.
Aside from Taiwan, TW is also used to abbreviate other words. Other popular meanings of TW include: trigger warning (gunnery), talk with (online chat or SMS), the what (online chat or SMS), team work (miscellaneous), TekWar (online game), Trojan Wall (mythology), and total war (video game).
Why register a .TW domain?
Taiwan, also known as Republic of China, is an advanced capitalist country in Asia. It was classified by IMF (International Monetary Fund) as a high-income economy ranking it as 5th in Asia and 15th in the world. Electronics industry is the primary driving force of the Taiwanese economy. Production of personal computers and mobile phones that are exported abroad contribute to the national income and keep the economy competitive.
If your company is planning to expand in Taiwan, consider buying a country code domain TW for your website. Here are the reasons why this move is beneficial for your business growth:
- It is an essential step in establishing your company’s interest in operating a business in Taiwan. Users get an impression that you are dedicated and committed to serving Taiwanese audience.
- TW is a popular country code extension not just in Taiwan but in China and Hong Kong as well. People from this territories trust and use websites ending with .TW extension. This helps in reaching a bigger customer base.
- It reinforces your company’s affiliation to this country and it also shows a strong local presence. For most online shoppers, these factors are important for them to make a purchase.
- Protect your company’s online image. Even if your trademark is already using a .com website, it is a wise move to also register a ccTLD for it. Doing so will prevent your brand name from being used for fraudulent activities or from being misrepresented by other entities.
- Boost SEO rank of your web page. Did you know that by using a ccTLD like .TW, your website name automatically gets a higher ranking for local search results in Taiwan? The Taiwanese version of Google, www.google.com.tw, picks local websites for all searches made by users coming from Taiwan.
- Profitable domain names (many of which are one-word, short and meaningful) are still available. Generic TLDs would normally charge a higher price for premium domains. But you can buy it for a fair price with TW domain extensions.