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Introduced 2010
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry .CW Registry Curacao (CW DomReg)
Sponsor University of Curaçao
Intended use Entities connected with  Curaçao
Actual use Mainly in Curaçao
Registration restrictions .cw requires local presence. .com.cw and .net.cw do not require local presence.
Registry Website University of Curaçao

.cw is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Curaçao. It was created following the decision on December 15, 2010 by the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency to allocate CW as the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for Curaçao.[1] This decision followed Curaçao's new status as an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands on October 10, 2010. The University of Curaçao, which already was the sponsor for .an was designated as the sponsoring organization. Registration of .cw domains is available from 1 February 2012.

Currently, many websites in Curaçao still use the former Netherlands Antilles's ccTLD, .an. Domains from .an will be able to switch to .sx (Sint Maarten) or .cw, depending on where they are based.[2]


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