Japan Registry Services announced the number of .jp domain name registrations as of 1 February passed the 1.5 million mark.
To get to this point, JPRS notes they have improved their services and driven promotional activities. However, the figure couldnât have been achieved without the tremendous support of their registrants, accredited business partners and the global and local Internet community.
Of the 1,500,136 registrations, 1,014,301 are the General-use JP domain names (e.g. EXAMPLE.JP), which exceeded 1 million registrations as of September 1, 2017. 473,903 are the Organizational/Geographic Type JP domain names (e.g. EXAMPLE.CO.JP), 11,932 are the Prefecture Type JP domain names (e.g. EXAMPLE.TOKYO.JP, EXAMPLE.åæµ·é.JP).
The number of second level .jp domain names passed the one million registrations mark on 1 September, Japan Registry Services, reaching 1,002,374.
Second level registrations in the Japanese country code top level domain (ccTLD) are open to individuals, groups, or organisations that have postal addresses in Japan and can be registered in both ASCII and Japanese. The one millionth registration took about 16 years and 7 months to reach.
Besides the general-use second level .jp domain names there are third level registrations under, for example, .co.jp which can be registered only by organisations or companies with postal addresses in Japan. Prefecture .jp domain names such as .tokyo.jp and .åæµ·é.jp include one of the names of the 47 prefectures in its structure. As of September 1, 2017, the cumulative number of registered JP domain names as a whole is over 1.48 million and about 70% of the names are second level .jp domain names.
JPNIC and JPRS today (7 May) release the English website “History of Internet Resource Management in Japan – Focusing on Domain Names and IP Addresses” to help people all around the world know more about the development of the Internet in Japan since its emergence.
JPNIC, a National Internet Registry and an Internet promotion body, and JPRS, the ccTLD registry for .JP which was spun off from and succeeded the .JP registry of JPNIC, have been collaboratively working to compile a comprehensive history of the Internet from a Japanese perspective, focusing on Internet resource management. As another outcome of our activities, and as part of JPNIC’s 20th anniversary celebrations, we published in 2013 “The Internet Timeline” covering some of major global Internet event, both in Japanese and English.
“History of Internet Resource Management in Japan”, was originally compiled in Japanese in 2013, too. It is translated this time in English to make it more accessible both for experts and those without expertise in this field. We believe that a Japanese perspective of Internet resource management history can be an interesting and useful reference for people around the world. If you are interested, please do have a look. We hope you will enjoy it.
The entire English content was edited by Mr. Gerard Ross, the former Communication Manager at APNIC who also recently compiled the history of APNIC. The smoothness of the language is thanks to his effort, which JPNIC and JPRS appreciate very much.
If you have any questions, comments or requests, please feel free to contact us at “firstname.lastname@example.org“. We appreciate any feedback.
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