. rw is the country code top -level domain ( ccTLD) of the State of Rwanda. It exists since 21 October 1996 and is managed by the Rwanda Information Communication and Technology Association ( RICTA ).


The top -level domain was initially managed by NIC Congo Interpoint based in Kinshasa, the addresses had forgiven partially free. The company was repeatedly criticized, for example, due to a slow processing re -registering domains. Therefore, the non-profit RICTA tried since the introduction of. Rw to the administration, which was ultimately granted her in September 2012 by ICANN.

In May 2013, the RICTA announced new conditions for rw- domains, which included a price cut and the introduction of third-level domains.; . co.rw. net.rw and. org.rw were established. Since then, for the charges of rw domains relevant, whether the holder at home or abroad sitting -. , In the latter case the registration is to the more expensive up to five times. In July 2013, the government of the country also launched an initiative to encourage the sale of. Rw domains targeted by local companies present themselves reinforced with a. Rw- domain. At this time, rw domains were 1,800. Registered.