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II. Types of TWNIC Domain Names and Application Requirements

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( Officially verified by the Domain Name Committee in its 23rd meeting held on December 10, 2002 )

TWNIC domain name is divided into English Domain Names, Chinese Domain Names, Generic Chinese Domain Names, and various types. Their application requirements are listed below:

 

A. Specific English Domain Names

(1)"edu.tw": for registered educational and academic organizations. Authorize the Education Department to act for the application.
(2)"gov.tw": for government agencies established according to laws; authorize the Research Development Commission and Evaluation Commission, Executive Yuan to act for the application.
(3)"mil.tw": for national defense and military departments established according to laws; authorize the National Defense Department to act for the application.
(4)"com.tw": for legally registered companies or firms registered according to the commercial registration law and foreign companies registered according to the laws of their countries.
(5)"net.tw": for the license holders of the Type I Telecommunication Business or Network Construction (Installation), or the license holders of the Type II Telecommunication Business.
(6)"org.tw": A foundation or a non-profit organization registered under the laws of the Republic of China; A foreign non-profit organization registered under its national, state or federal laws, with particular needs in registering a domain name under org.tw approved by the Domain Name Committee of TWNIC .
(7)"idv.tw": for any natural person who may file application, however the identity of the applicant must be verified via email.
(8)"game.tw": requires no restriction to the applicant's qualification. The applicant for registration has to select the attributes on his/her own, however the identity of the applicant must be verified via email.
(9) "ebiz.tw": requires no restriction to the applicant's qualification. The applicant for registration has to select the attributes on his/her own, however the identity of the applicant must be verified via email.
(10)"club.tw": requires no restriction to the applicant's qualification. The applicant for registration has to select the attributes on his/her own. However, the identity of the applicant must be verified via email.

 

B. Specific Chinese Domain Names

When applying for a Chinese Domain Name, the applicant should register a corresponding Specific English Domain Names first, and one Specific English Domain Name can only apply for one corresponding Specific Chinese Domain Names. The principle of correspondence between English Domain Names and Chinese Domain Names is described as follows:

(1) "com.tw" corresponds to the application of .

(2) "org.tw" corresponds to the application of .

(3) "net.tw" corresponds to the application of.

 

C. Generic Chinese Domain Name

Any legally registered company, business association, corporation, or R.O.C. citizen may file the application, and foreign companies may register under the law of their country.


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