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Public Notice-Availability of new .BW domains

Following the stakeholder consultation in September 2020, BOCRA, the Registry of the (.bw) domains, has notified the public that new domains have been introduced into the .bw domain namespace. The (.bw) domain names are identifiable with Botswana, safe and secure. The new domains have been listed below and will be effected as from 1st March 2021. It is important to note that the new domains are not any different from existing domains and are regulated and governed by .bw domain Policies.


  1. domain name provides an opportunity to facilitate growth of the e-commerce market. This domain name will provide end users with assurance and confidence that they are buying from reputable and registered shops in Botswana. Only licensed shops in Botswana will be allowed to register domain name.


  1. domain names are intended to facilitate market access for farmers and are reserved for companies involved in trading of agricultural products. Only Agric companies can register domain names.


  1. gives an individual a unique identity and helps people to build personal brands online. With, your name can be used as your domain name as show. There is no domain extension more personal than me .bw.


The .bw country code Top Level Domain invites you to the locally relevant domain name space in Botswana. With the .bw, you can now secure a more easily remembered and shorter URL for your website or email ending in “.bw”.  The .BW domain is safe, secure and identifiable for potential customers in Botswana, trusted by over 8, 800 registrants.