Introduced20 December 2010
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
Registry.CW Registry Curacao (CW DomReg)
SponsorUniversity of Curaçao
Intended useEntities connected with  Curaçao
Actual useMainly in Curaçao
Registered domains973 (2021-11-12)[1]
Registration restrictions.cw requires local presence. .com.cw and .net.cw do not require local presence.
Registry websiteUniversity 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.[2] 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 was available from 1 February 2012.

Previously, many websites in Curaçao used the former Netherlands Antilles's ccTLD, .an. Domains from .an were able to switch to .sx (Sint Maarten) or .cw, depending on where they are based.[3]

See also


  1. ^ ".CW Registered Domains". University of Curaçao. 2021-11-12. Archived from the original on 2022-12-14. Retrieved 2022-12-14.
  2. ^ ISO 3166-1 Newsletter VI-8 (2010-12-15): Code elements for Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten (Dutch part), update of other territories and minor correction. 2010-12-15. Accessed 2011-02-12.
  3. ^ "Delegation of the .CW domain representing Curaçao to the University of the Netherlands Antilles, and transitional arrangements for the .AN domain representing the Netherlands Antilles". IANA. 3 October 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2020.