Taipei City Government is the registry of .taipei. HiNet is the authorized registry operator and in charge of registration service and marketing activities.
Anyone who is interested in .taipei can submit application from General Availability (9-September, 2015). Before General Availability, Trademark holders are eligible to register .taipei domain name in Sunrise and Taipei Enterprise Sunrise Period.
You should contact with accredited registrars. You can find a list of accredited registrars here.
You can apply for a .taipei domain name through accredited registrars. You can find a list of accredited registrars here.
Domain name must be registered for three (3) years in Sunrise Period, Taipei Enterprise Sunrise Period and Landrush Period. Domain name can be registered for a period 1-10 years in General Availability. You can renew a domain name before the expired date.
Yes, you can register ASCII and Chinese character for .taipei domain name. Especially, you can apply for only one Chinese character .taipei domain name such as 愛.taipei. It is an easy memory domain name for user in Great China area.
The life cycle of .taipei includes 120 hours add-grace period, registered, expired, auto-renew grace period (the days of auto-renew grace period depends on registrar’s rule), 30 days of redemption grace period, 5 days of pending delete, and released.
Please note that the add-grace period starts after the successful registration of the domain name and lasts for 120 hours. If the domain name is deleted during this period, domain name will be released immediately. If the domain name is deleted after five days of add-grace period, it will enter the 30 days of redemption grace period.
.taipei domain name is the identification for an individual or corporation based in Taipei City. You can find short and easy to memory .taipei domain name in early stage. In addition, you will have more than one entrance for your website.
Beginning from 1-December, 2014, there are four phases for .taipei launch: Sunrise Period, Taipei Enterprise Sunrise Period, Landrush Period and General Availability.
Pioneer Program Allocation
Taipei Enterprise Sunrise Period I
Taipei Enterprise Sunrise Period II
During Sunrise Period, the applied-for domain name must be identical with trademark that registered in Trademark Clearinghouse(TMCH). Applicant will also need to provide SMD (Signed Mark Data) for registration. You can find Sunrise registration policy here .
The Applicant should be a legal person or a natural person who registrars in Taipei City and New Taipei City. The Applicant should hold national or international trademark certificates or business registration issued by Taipei City Government or New Taipei City Government. The trademark certificate or the business registration is required and could be verified via public database by .taipei Registry. You can find Taipei Enterprise Sunrise registration policy here .
In order to protect the Trademark owner, in addition to registration information, applicant must provide business registration number and Trademark certification for verification. You should submit applications via accredited registrars and provide related materials for verification. .taipei registry accepts prior verification, please contact .taipei accredited registrars to submit your application for verification.
Landrush period is the only period that allows anyone to apply for a .taipei domain name without any requirement before General Availability.