Introduced19 March 1993
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
RegistryBotswana Communication Regulatory Authority
SponsorBotswana Communication Regulatory Authority
Intended useEntities connected with  Botswana
Actual useVery popular in Botswana
StructureRegistrations are mostly at the third level beneath various second-level names, but some second-level registrations exist
Registry websitenic.net.bw

.bw is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Botswana. It is officially administered by the Botswana Communication Regulatory Authority since 2013, previously being administered by the University of Botswana.


Most current registrations are at the third level beneath second-level names such as co.bw and org.bw, but some second-level registrations also exist.[citation needed] The most visited .bw domain is google.co.bw by Google Inc. in Botswana.[1]

Botswana Communication Regulatory Authority operates a WHOIS service for .bw domains and was previously operated by Botswana Telecommunications Corporation.[2]

2nd level domains

See also


  1. ^ "google.co.bw Site Overview". www.alexa.com. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  2. ^ "About | switch to .bw". nic.net.bw. Archived from the original on 17 November 2019. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  3. ^ "BW Name Structure | switch to .bw". nic.net.bw. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Botswana Accountancy College". www.bac.ac.bw. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Weekend Post :: Home Page". www.weekendpost.co.bw. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Ministry Of Education". Ministry Of Education. Archived from the original on 18 January 2010.