18(c) What operating rules will you adopt to eliminate or minimize social costs?

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.taipeiTaipei City GovernmentView

i. How will multiple applications for a particular domain name be resolved, for example, by auction or on a first-come⁄first serve basis?
To resolve multiple applications for a particular domain name, .taipei gTLD Registry will implement its registration policy and launch timeline, aside from certain names reserved by the Registry.
Sunrise Period
This is a pre-launch opportunity for Applicants to submit Registration Requests for .taipei gTLD names corresponding to their registered trademarks in use. The Registry will use the Trademark Clearinghouse to support its pre-launch period rights protection mechanisms (RPMs). These RPMs will consist of a Trademark Claims Service and a Sunrise Period.
General Availability
Following the opening of general registrations: Applicants may apply on a first-come, first-served basis to register .taipei gTLD names.
Premium Names
The Registry may allocate Premium Names from time to time in its discretion via (i) request for proposal; (ii) auction; and⁄or (iii) other reasonable mechanisms.
UDRP
Taipei City Government is firmly committed to the protection of trademark rights and to implement the mandatory rights protection mechanisms contained in the Applicant Guidebook and detailed in Specification 7 of the ICANN-Registry Agreement. A neutral dispute resolution service provider will be engaged by the .taipei gTLD Registry in domain name dispute resolution in compliance with UDRP and Rules of UDRP promulgated by ICANN and its own supplementary rules.
ii. Explain any cost benefits for registrants you intend to implement (e.g., advantageous pricing, introductory discounts, bulk registration discounts).
Pre-launch Period
During the pre-launch period, there are certain names reserved by the Registry for the exclusive registration of Taipei City Government or third parties to establish their on-lined Taipei City identity. There are incentives in the promotion of pre-launch registrations.
General Availability
During the period for General Availability, Taipei City Government will offer cost benefits for Registrants such as advantageous pricing, introductory discounts, bulk registration discounts or any other price incentives subject to various promotion campaigns. Taipei City Government will leverage with its partners for all kinds of promotion campaigns.
iii. Note that the Registry Agreement requires that registrars be offered the option to obtain initial domain name registrations for periods of one to ten years at the discretion of the registrar, but no greater than ten years. Additionally, the Registry Agreement requires advance written notice of price increases. Do you intend to make contractual commitments to registrants regarding the magnitude of price escalation? If so, please describe your plans.
Taipei City Government strongly believes that a good business relationship with all the ICANN-accredited Registrars will ensure the successful management and operation of .taipei gTLD Registry. Taipei City Government will honor its commitment under the Registry Agreement, which requires that Registrars be offered the option to obtain initial domain name registrations for periods of one to ten years at the discretion of the Registrar, but no greater than ten years.
Additionally, Taipei City Government will also honor its commitment under the Registry Agreement, which requires advance written notice of price increases. Yes, Taipei City Government will make contractual commitments to Registrants regarding the magnitude of price escalation.
Taipei City Government will not only adopt a transparent pricing policy, but also give our Applicants or Registrants a three-month prior notice before any price escalation becomes effective. To assure that our Applicants and Registrants will be timely informed, Taipei City Government will notify them by e-mail, i-cloud webpage, and official website announcement. Taipei City Government also promises that any price escalation will only take effect for our new Applicants and that the interests of our existing Registrants will not be compromised in any way.

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