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Press Release
4 September 2017
Japan Registry Services Co., Ltd. (JPRS)

Cumulative Number of General-use JP Domain Names Exceeded 1 Million

Japan Registry Services Co., Ltd. (JPRS: Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, President Koki Higashida), today announced that the cumulative number of registered General-use JP domain names ("EXAMPLE.JP") as of September 1, 2017 exceeded 1 million for the first time, reaching 1,002,374.

General-use JP Domain Name has no limit on the number of registrations per registrant. Any individuals, groups, or organizations that have postal addresses in Japan may apply for second level domain. And second level domain can be registered in both ASCII and Japanese.

JPRS started the registration service of General-use JP Domain Name in February, 2001. It has been accepted by many Internet users due to easy registration and utilization therefore exceeded 1 million domain names in about 16 years and 7 months.

Besides General-use JP Domain Name, there are Organizational Type JP Domain Name and Prefecture Type JP Domain Name. Organizational Type JP Domain Name such as "EXAMPLE.CO.JP" can be registered only by organizations or companies with postal addresses in Japan. Prefecture Type JP Domain Name such as "EXAMPLE.TOKYO.JP","EXAMPLE.北海道.JP" includes 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 General-use JP domain names.

As an enterprise that supports the foundation of the network infrastructure, JPRS will continue to make further efforts to improve the quality of its services, and thereby contributing to the development of the Internet and the building of a better future for everyone.



About JPRS

JPRS is a leading service provider for management and registration of domain names and for the domain name system (DNS) operations. The company was established on December 26, 2000. As a company dedicated to maintaining the Internet infrastructure of Japan, JPRS operates under a corporate philosophy which aims to contribute to the expansion of the Internet and to building a better future for people and society.


References

  1. Registered JP Domain Names (Total Number)
    https://jprs.co.jp/en/stat/

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