TWNIC

Introduction to TWNIC 

The Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC) serves a dual role as the ccTLD Manager for .tw/.台灣 and the National Internet Registry responsible for distributing Internet resources in Taiwan. TWNIC is committed to delivering world-class services to its members, engaging with stakeholders, and collaborating with international Internet organizations to uphold the principles of good governance and support Internet development in Taiwan, in the APAC region, and globally.  

TWNIC is dedicated to building the brands of Taiwan in the digital world. TWNIC strives to increase brand awareness, build domain value, and enable organizations and businesses in Taiwan to establish a distinct online presence that reflects their digital identities with the .tw and .台灣 domain names.  

Community engagement is another significant aspect of TWNIC’s operations. TWNIC supports the multistakeholder model of Internet governance, and also collaborates with stakeholders, the Internet community, and international organizations such as ICANN and APNIC to promote Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs), Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI), DNSSEC, routing security, and cybersecurity best practices, advocating for a global, open, stable, and secure Internet.  

As a member of the Internet community, TWNIC aims to play an active role in hosting Internet governance events and fostering discussions on important Internet governance topics. TWNIC constantly engages with Internet communities by hosting the ICANN APAC-TWNIC Engagement Forum, the IP Open Policy Meeting, and relevant joint trainings, while supporting initiatives like the Taiwan Internet Governance Forum (TWIGF). These events serve as platforms for community members to exchange ideas, share best practices, and collectively build norms on crucial Internet issues. TWNIC also constantly conducts research like the Taiwan Internet Report to illustrate Taiwan’s Internet development, for users and researchers to understand the important issues and the development in Taiwan.     

TWNIC thrives as Taiwan’s Internet landscape evolves and remains dedicated to adapting and innovating the services to meet the dynamic needs of the members and contribute actively to the global Internet community, to build a better Internet together.   

As the local host of APrIGF 2024, TWNIC welcomes the participants to the events to share and discuss the overarching Internet governance topics.  

For details about TWNIC please see https://www.twnic.tw/