Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC)
is a non-profit organization handling the domain name registration and IP address management in Taiwan. TWNIC not only provides full-scale services on .tw domain names and IP addresses, but also plays an essential role in the global Internet community via constant participation as well as bridging Taiwan and the rest of the world. TWNIC encourages active involvements from communities, industries and academia to enhance its service to Taiwan’s Internet users and the general public.




The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)was formed in 1998. It is a not-for-profit partnership of people from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. It promotes competition and develops policy on the Internet’s unique identifiers.

ICANN doesn’t control content on the Internet. It cannot stop spam and it doesn’t deal with access to the Internet. But through its coordination role of the Internet’s naming system, it does have an important impact on the expansion and evolution of the Internet.

Participation within ICANN is free and open to all.