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country code BW
country Botswana
Dispute polices
registrant restrictions yes


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Registry economics by DI

total registered domains
total TLD value $0
total TLD value rank
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expected growth next 12 months N/A
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broadband users in .bw N/A
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General TLD information

introduced 1993
TLD type ccTLD
status Active
registry University of Botswana
sponsor University of Botswana


Registration restrictions on international domains, must submit registration form by paper mail.

Currently suggested registrars

registrar 1 NameISP
registrar 2 ReRunDomains
registrar 3 Networking4all

Trademark information

Trademarks are assigned through the Registrar of Companies and Intellectual Property, Ministry of Trade and Industry. Botswana is a member of the Madrid Protocol. A trademark is valid for 10 years and may be renewed for further periods of 10 years each.

Currently suggested trademarks lawyers

lawyer 1 Helfer & Company
lawyer 2 Y.S. Moncho Attorneys

Official TLD logo

.bw index

Country information

country Botswana
capital Gaborone
official language English, Setswana
recognized languages
legislature Parliament(National Assembly, House of Chiefs)
EU accession
area 581,730 km2
are rank 47th
population 2029307
population rank 144th
population density 3.4/km2
population density rank 229th

Economy and development

GDP 2010 estimate $12.501 billion
GDP per capita 6796
gini (2005)
HDI (2010) 0.633 medium
HDI rank
currency Pula (BWP)
time zone Central Africa Time (UTC+02)
drives on the left
calling code 267