.jp

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.jp
.jp
Introduced 1986
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry Japan Registry Service
Sponsor JPNIC
Intended use Entities connected with  Japan
Actual use Very popular in Japan
Registered domains 1,300,084 (August 2012)[1]
Registration restrictions Second-level registrations require a Japanese mailing address; third-level registrations have varying rules depending on which second-level name they are beneath
Structure Registrations permitted at second level and at third level beneath various second-level labels
Documents ICANN sponsorship agreement
Website JPRS
DNSSEC yes

.jp is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Japan. It is administered by the Japan Registry Service.

At the establishment of the .jp domain the domain was administered by the JPNIC, as part of their role as an overseeing technical body for the Internet in Japan. However, due to the growing importance and size of the .jp registry, it was decided at the 11th General Meeting of JPNIC in December 2000 to create a new corporation that would manage the .jp domain. Thus, the Japan Registry Service was created, and on June 30, 2003, officially assumed the duties of the .jp registry.

.jp registrations are only allowed if the registrant has a physical address in Japan.

Registrations are processed via accredited registrars and domain names with Japanese characters (kanji, hiragana or katakana) may be registered at the second level.

Second-level domains[edit]

While any party with a Japanese mailing address can get a second-level domain (example.jp) there are several restricted-use second-level domains, listed below.[2]

  • ac.jp: higher level academic institutions, such as universities
  • ad.jp: JPNIC members
  • co.jp: most forms of incorporated companies, including foreign companies registered in Japan
  • ed.jp: educational institutions for individuals under 18
  • go.jp: Japanese government ministries and their endeavours
  • gr.jp: groups of two or more people, or groups of registered companies
  • lg.jp: local government authorities
  • ne.jp: network service providers
  • or.jp: registered organizations and non-profit organizations

Geographical type jp domain names[edit]

  • (organization).(cityname).(prefecturename).jp[3]

Domains listed below are reserved for the local governments in Japan:

  • metro.tokyo.jp: reserved for the government of Tokyo Metropolis
  • pref.(prefecturename).jp: reserved for the prefectural government
  • city.(cityname).jp: reserved for cities designated by government ordinance
  • city.(cityname).(prefecturename).jp: reserved for non-designated cities and, wards and cities within Tokyo
  • town.(townname).(prefecturename).jp: reserved for towns
  • vill.(villagename).(prefecturename).jp: reserved for villages

Internationalized country code top-level domain[edit]

Japan has considered registering an internationalized country code top-level domain, .日本.[4] Japan has yet not (2013) introduced internationalized domain names.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics / Japan Registry Services Co., Ltd. Jprs.co.jp. Retrieved on 2011-11-08.
  2. ^ JPドメイン名新規登録 / JPDirect. Jpdirect.jp. Retrieved on 2011-11-08.
  3. ^ 一般地域型ドメイン名の構成 / JPDirect. Jpdirect.jp. Retrieved on 2011-11-08.
  4. ^ About '.日本'

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