Domain Names

There is no specific legislation on country code top-level domain names.

Filing

Country code top-level domain name: .bw  

Sub-domains: ac.bw; .co.bw; .net.bw; .org.bw; .gov.bw

Applicant: individuals and legal entities.

Restriction as to nationality: none.

Local presence: not required.

Domestic trademark right: not required for obtaining domain name registration.

Domain name can be registered as a trademark: yes.

Registration, Protection

Duration: one year.

Renewal/maintenance: one year, renewable.

Dispute about ownership: to be brought before the court.

Uniform dispute resolution procedure: none.

Registration Authority

Authority name: Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA).

Internet address: https://nic.net.bw