Total Number of Registered CO.JP Domain Names Exceeds 300,000
JPRS announced on January 17, 2007 that the cumulative number of registered CO.JP domain names (e.g., EXAMPLE.CO.JP) exceeded 300,000, hitting 300,899, as of January 1, 2007. The total number of JP domain name registration including CO.JP is 882,325 as of the same date, indicating that 34% of the JP domain names are CO.JP names.
CO.JP domain names are used by Japanese companies such as corporation (kabushiki-gaisha). Eligible organizations are Japanese companies incorporated under the Company Act of May 1, 2006.
As of December 2006, approximately 80% of CO.JP domain name registrants are corporations, and the remainder are private limited companies (yugen-gaisha) and limited partnerships (goshi-gaisha) (Table 1). By prefecture, 33% of registrants are located in Tokyo, followed by 10% in Osaka, indicating concentration in the major cities (Table 2). 97% of the companies listed in the first-section of the stock exchanges in Japan have registered CO.JP domain names as of January 2007 (source: JPRS).
JPRS will continue its efforts to enhance recognition of CO.JP domain name and its usability, and encourage many more Japanese companies to use CO.JP domain names.
Table 1: CO.JP Domain Name Registrants by Type of Business
|Private limited companies||19.2%|
|General partnerships (gomei-gaisha)||0.1%|
Table 2: Location of CO.JP Domain Name Registrants by Prefecture - Top Three