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.rw Domain Registration


The .RW domain extension is a country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Rwanda. The .RW domain extensions are available for registration by businesses and individuals interested in expanding their brand or service in Rwanda.

Whether you are an indigene or a foreigner, a .RW domain registration will give your website the local presence and credibility it needs to succeed and easily reach your target market/audience in the country.



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Register your .rw domain

Yes. There are no documents required for registering domain names with this extension, but it is required that the domain name should be related to the company, trademark or brand name.

No. There is no Trustee Service (Proxy) available for this domain name extension and it doesn't involve additional cost.

Trustee Service helps you satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.

Yes, ID Protection is allowed for this domain name extension.

ID Protection is a service that hides your private information (name, address, email, etc.) from being displayed publicly in a global database on WHOIS and reduce spam.

Yes. There are some domain names restricted for the registration of .RW domain extensions
Violating rights of third parties, offensive names and activities that are against international, federal and local laws are prohibited.

Any individual or business entity is eligible to register the .RW domain extension.

The minimum period to register the .RW domain name extension is 1 year.

For .RW, the time frame it takes for domains to be registered is 2 days.

The life cycle for country code Top Level Domains (ccTLD) varies which the .RW is one. Kindly note that .RW domains must be renewed for up to 7 days before the domain name expires. Failure to pay your Renewal Fees prior to the due date will result in a fee of N67,500 to renew your .rw domain.

Domain name must:

  • have minimum of 3 and maximum of 63 characters
  • begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
  • use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z), numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
  • neither begin nor end with a dash;
  • not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.xy- -db.rw);
  • not include a space (e.g. www.xy db.rw)
Rwanda Information Communication and Technology Association (RICTA) manages the registration of .RW domain name extension.
The maximum period to register the .RW domain name extension is 5 year.

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