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.TAXI Domain Sales
What is the .taxi domain name?
.taxi is a new top-level domain (TLD) name in the Domain Name System (DNS). It will be available for use later in 2015 and can be registered by any person or organization with an address that falls within the taxonomic scope of this TLD, enabling greater ease of access to taxi services via the internet.
The .taxi domain extension has considerable potential to increase website visibility and traffic among users searching for taxi-related content on search engines such as Google, which already displays .taxi sites among related searches.
What are some examples of available .taxi names?
Some online taxi companies currently using the .taxi TLD include: uber.taxi, getTaxi.taxi, taxi.taxi, cabs.taxi
How does applying for a .taxi domain name differ from applying for other new TLDs?
Applicants must meet specific requirements to apply to register a .taxi second-level domain name.
These include demonstrating that the applicant is either an accredited cab association or licensed fleet operator with a local presence in the country/region of which they are seeking coverage and providing additional identity documentation as applicable under national laws.
The .taxi Registry also reserves the right to deny applications based on current company size and market share thresholds, particularly where there is little likelihood that the potential registrant would have sufficient resources to maintain effective business operations. Applicants should review these eligibility criteria carefully before applying.
What are some benefits of owning a .taxi domain name?
Aside from the obvious benefit of increased website visibility and traffic, there are several other reasons why owning a .taxi domain name could be valuable for your business.
For example, if you are a taxi company, the .taxi TLD could help to firmly establish your brand as the go-to source for all things related to taxis – both online and offline.
Additionally, if you own or operate a taxi dispatch service, a .taxi domain name could provide an extra level of trust and legitimacy to potential customers who may be hesitant to use an unknown online service.
Are there any restrictions on how I can use the .taxi domain name?
As a .taxi domain name owner, you have the right to use your domain for lawful purposes and cannot use it in a way that infringes on others' rights or harms their business interests.
This includes using trademarks belonging to other companies in a domain name without consent from the trademark owner(s).
In addition, you may not use an identical or confusingly similar string of characters as a second-level domain within your .taxi website if it is likely to mislead visitors into believing that it is an official website affiliated with a company other than yours.
How can I apply for a .taxi domain name?
.taxi is available for registration by any individual or organization with an address within the taxonomic scope of this TLD.
A complete listing of eligibility criteria can be found in the .taxi Registry Policies and you should carefully review all requirements before applying to register a .taxi domain name.
Applicants may use our online application form, which will help determine their eligibility status once submitted.