No. of domain names ending with '.jp' tops 1 million

jpnic.jpgTOKYO — The number of registered Internet domain names that end with Japan’s country code of “.jp” has exceeded 1 million for the first time, totaling 1,003,285 as of March 1, Japan Registry Services Co said Tuesday.
The figure jumped by some 104,000, or 12 percent, over the past year amid increased use of weblogs by individuals and a growing number of companies promoting their products through their new websites, according to the Tokyo firm, whose chief task is domain name registration. When the Internet was in its infancy in Japan, domain names that end with “co.jp” for corporate use were most commonly used. (Kyodo News)