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.JP Domain Names Pass 1.5 Million

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 couldn’t 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.北海道.JP).

Second Level .JP Domain Names Pass 1 Million Registrations

Japan_Registry_Services_logoThe 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 .北海道.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 publish “History of Internet Resources Management in Japan – Focusing on Domain Name and IP Address”

JPRS - Japan - logoJPNIC 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.JPNIC Japan logo

“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 “history-comment@nic.ad.jp“. We appreciate any feedback.

This JPNIC/JPRS announcement was sourced from:

.CM Named Most Dangerous TLD, .JP the Safest, by McAfee

Cameroon’s ccTLD (.CM) is the most dangerous TLD when it comes to malicious websites according to McAfee’s third annual Mapping the Mal Web report released this week. .CM overtook .HK (Hong Kong) as the riskiest domain. The safest TLD was .JP (Japan), being among the five safest TLDs for five years running..COM, the largest TLD in the world, jumped from the ninth to second most dangerous domain, while .GOV (government) is the safest non-country domain.McAfee rated 27 million websites and 104 top level domains for their report and found 5.8 per cent posed a security risk, or more than 1.5 million risky websites.The ccTLDs (country code Top Level Domains) ranked the most risky following .CM were .CN (China – 23.4%, up from 11.8% in 2008), .WS (Samoa – 17.8%, up from 3.8%), .PH (Philippines – 13.1%, up from 7.7%) and .SU, the ccTLD for the former Soviet Union with 5.2 per cent of .SU websites classified as risky with no ranking in 2008.Cameroon, a small African country that borders Nigeria, jumped to the number one spot this year with 36.7 per cent of the .CM domain posing a security risk, but did not even make the list last year. Because the domain .CM is a common typo for .com, many cybercriminals set up fake typo-squatting sites that lead to malicious downloads, spyware, adware and other potentially unwanted programs.A big improver this year was .HK (Hong Kong) following aggressive measures from the registry to clamp down on scam-related registrations last year, Hong Kong fell 33 spots from the most risky domain in 2008 to the 34th most risky domain in 2009. Now only 1.1 per cent of .HK sites pose a risk, whereas last year nearly one in five .HK web sites were risky.The safest ccTLDs following .JP and rounding out the top five were .IE (Ireland), .HR (Croatia), .LU (Luxembourg) all with 0.1 per cent of websites with the various ccTLDs rated risky and then .VU (Vanuatu – 0.2%). All ccTLDs had less than one per cent of websites with the various domains rated risky in 2008.Sites registered to the Asia-Pacific domains are significantly riskier than the overall web with 13 per cent of sites posing a threat. This region includes the second riskiest domain, .CN, and also, ironically, the safest with .JP..IE is Europe’s safest domain with only 0.1 per cent risky sites.”This report underscores how quickly cybercriminals change tactics to lure in the most victims and avoid being caught. Last year, Hong Kong was the riskiest domain and this year it is dramatically safer,” said Mike Gallagher, chief technology officer for McAfee Labs. “Cybercriminals target regions where registering sites is cheap and convenient, and pose the least risk of being caught.”As a guide, ccTLD domains from developing or less developed countries tended to be more risky than those from developed countries.The report aims to help identify potentially risky TLDs, outlining the world’s riskiest and safest in terms of whether they contain risky websites and malicious downloads or send out spam. McAfee state their goal in doing this research is to encourage registries and users to become better educated and more aware of risky sites as well as celebrating safer TLDs so that others can follow their best practices.For more information and to download the report in full, see:
us.mcafee.com/en-us/local/docs/Mapping_Mal_Web_Summary.pdf [summary]
us.mcafee.com/en-us/local/docs/Mapping_Mal_Web.pdf [full report]