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Status: Delegated
country: Taipei, Taiwan
Registry Provider: Neustar
Type: GeoTLD
Priority #: 675

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.taipei is a geographical TLD proposed in ICANN's New gTLD Program. The applicant is the Government of Taipei.[1] It was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on the 23rd October, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[2]


The string failed its initial evaluation; it seems there may be issues with the Chinese government and the requirement to have government support for all geoTLDs.[3] It requested and subsequently passed Extended Evaluation.[4]

Application Details

The following is excerpted from the applicant's response to question #18:

"As the capital city of Taiwan, Taipei has been at the center of rapid economic development in the country and has now become one of the global cities in the production of high technology and its components. This is part of the so-called Taiwan Miracle which has seen dramatic growth in the city following foreign direct investment in the 1960s. Taiwan is now a creditor economy, holding one of the worldʹs largest foreign exchange reserves of over US$352 billion as of February 2010. The foreign exchange reserves in Taiwan have increased to be US$390 billion in February, 2011. The huge amount makes Taiwan to be the country which had the fourth biggest foreign exchange reserves in the world. Despite the Asian financial crisis, the economy continues to expand at about 5% per year, with virtually full employment and low inflation. As of 2007, the nominal GDP of the core city of Taipei has accrued to an amount of nearly US$160 billion, while the metro region of Taipei has a nominal GDP of around US$260 billion, a record that would rank it 13th among world cities by GDP. The GDP per capita of Taipei is US$48,400, and the second highest in Asia behind Tokyo. Taipei and its environs have long been the foremost industrial area of Taiwan, consisting of high-tech industries of electronic products and components, electrical machinery and precision equipment. Services, including those related to commerce, transportation, and banking, have become significant contributing factors of economic growth. National brands such as ASUS, ChunghwaTelecom, China Airlines, Mandarin Airlines, Uni Air, Tatung, and D-Link are headquartered in Taipei City. The special location, abundant resources, and Critical mass effects make Taipei City the most prosperous city in Taiwan. Taipei City is a special municipality which is directly under the Central Government of Taiwan. The mayor of Taipei City has a four-year term and is elected by direct popular vote of its 2.7 million citizens. The on-lined presence of the Taipei City Government under the .taipei gTLD can promote its public image by providing services to businesses and citizens on an upgraded level. Taipei City is a famous international city, and Taipei City Government has experience of holding international events, such as the 2010 Taipei International Flora Exposition and the approaching Universiade in 2017. We believe that, through attracting more registrants to register .taipei domain names, Taipei City can get more exposure and attentions, which may give Taipei City more opportunities to hold international activities and market the name of Taipei City.


No Registrant identification will be required for applications for registration of names under the .taipei. Applicants with or without a valid Taipei citizen or business ID number are all welcome to apply for a name under the .taipei."[5]

Contract signed

On the 10th July 2014, the Government of Taipei received a Registry Agreement signed by ICANN for .taipei after passing the Initial Evaluation.[6]


.taipei was delegated to the Root Zone of the DNS on the 23rd October, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.[7]