Domain Names

There is no specific legislation although some regulations on the organization and management of country code top-level domain names do exist.


Country code top-level domain name: .cw 


Applicant: individuals and domestic organizations. 

Restriction as to nationality: yes. 

Local presence: required. Organizations or entities requesting a .cw domain name must present official documents proving their official local presence in Curaçao. For example this could be a registration at the local Chamber of Commerce ("Kamer van Koophandel"). For entities or organizations not registered on the island or who are not registered at the Chamber of Commerce, third-level domain names are made available (for instance,, etc.).  

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

Domain name can be registered as a trademark: possible as a word mark.

Registration, Protection

Duration: two years. 

Renewal/maintenance: one year, renewable. 

Dispute about ownership: to be brought before the Domain Name Registry. 

Uniform dispute resolution procedure: available (arbitration based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration in the English language (Article 1020 Code of Civil Procedure)).

Registration Authority

Authority name: University of Curaçao. 

Internet address: