Important Announcement and Updates due to the COVID-19

The 2nd ICANN APAC-TWNIC Engagement Forum with 34th TWNIC Open Policy Meeting will defer to the second half of 2020 due to the urgent COVID-19 situation in the world. This decision was made by the Event collaborative organizations, ICANN APAC, APNIC and TWNIC based on the COVID-19 outbreak, considered a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), China remains a high-risk country at this time. Meanwhile, there still are cases elsewhere, the global risk is not to be underestimated. Under such a severe situation of COVID-19 outbreak, Taiwan Authority has announced publicly restrictions to China/Hong Kong/ Macao travelers entering Taiwan according to the Public Announcement at

that will influence the Event attendees who are from the restricted region entering Taiwan.

As we know, there are cases in at least 26 countries that could be potential of bringing the virus via traveling and could also be accidental exposure of the virus to the Event attendees, speakers, and staff. We stand for our social responsibility for the global Internet Community to decide deferring to the second half of 2020 and hope to have your understanding.

We will also continue to provide updated and timely information on The 2nd ICANN APAC-TWNIC Engagement Forum with 34th TWNIC IP Open Policy Meeting website to keep you informed.

TWNIC 2019 Annual Report

The Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC) has been registering domain names, issuing IP addresses, engaging in international network societies, since 2019, we have incorporated the Taiwan Computer Emergency Response Team/Coordination Center (TWCERT/CC), and providing consultation and coordination services to enhance overall information security in Taiwan.

The TWNIC 2019 Annual Report has been published, you can read our annual report here.

The 16th APIRA  International Conference

The 16th APIRA  International Conference

The Formation of Virtual Society:

Explore the Opportunities and Challenges in Digital Era

With the formation of virtual society, global online environment is facing rapid changes and challenges with many emerging Internet applications. These applications have vital impact on global business, culture, and society where we live. Meanwhile, the 5G, AI and IoTs will lead us to the coming era of connectivity which is also the focus for APIRA to address further on its impact and influence. APIRA members are to gather in Taipei this December for the annual conference, to compare each other’s Internet survey statistics and discuss the three major aspects: society, economy, and culture.

The conference serves as an open platform for participants to exchange ideas, foster a better understanding on regional developments and strengthen connections among Internet communities.

  • Date: Dec. 19 – 20, 2019 (Thursday and Friday)
  • Location: Hilton Taipei Sinban
  • Address: No. 88, Minquan Road, Banqiao District, New Taipei City, 220, Taiwan

Announcement of Adding ASCII Domain Registration under .台灣(.xn--kpry57d)

Subject: Announcement of Adding ASCII Domain Registration under .台灣(.xn--kpry57d)


1. In accordance with the resolutions of the 109th TWNIC Domain Name Committee Meeting on May 24th, 2019

2. Grandfathering Period: from 14:00, January 7th, 2020 (Taipei Time) to 23:59, February 10th, 2020 (Taipei Time)

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Announcement of Adding Thai IDN Registration in Generic Domain Names

Taiwan Network Information Center
Announcement of Adding Thai IDN Registration in Generic Domain Names

Announced on 5/17/2019

A. Registration Detail:

1.Structure of Thai Domain Name

Example: สวัสดีครับ.tw

Top Level: tw

2nd Level: สวัสดีครับ

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ICANN APAC-TWNIC Engagement Forum


The ICANN APAC-TWNIC Engagement Forum is a joint effort of the two Internet organizations to bring the stakeholders of the Internet together with the local and international communities to share and discuss the latest topics on Internet policies, domain name, IP address allocation, and cybersecurity. It is the best chance to meet, discuss and share your opinions on the latest issues and know the stakeholders in Taiwan.

It is also our goal to establish a platform for the communities to ignite the discussions from a variety of aspects of stakeholders and to keep pace with dynamic technologies and rapid innovation. With our goal “One World. One Internet.”, facilitating we work together, discuss together, connect together under the global community as One.

We need you to participate and voice out for the One Internet!

The event date is April 16th to 17th, 2019, and website is located at https://