What is .jp?
The .jp domain name is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Japan.
Japan with its estimated population of 126,659,683, ranks as the 6th most populous country in Asia.
Nowadays .jp is the 2nd most popular ccTLD (country code top-level domain) used in Asia.
The .jp extension has more than 1,325,204 registrations.
This means that people like and trust this domain name.
You can register your own .jp domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .jp domain has been around since 1986.
Who can register .jp domain?
Any individual or legal entity are allowed to register a .jp domain name.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .jp extension?
A .jp domain name could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Japan.
In Japan the national language is Japanese.
The 6 most popular languages used for websites is english, german, russian, spanish, french and chinese, but you can use any other languages as well.
A website with a .jp extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues.
Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?
The following characteristics that a web name can have:
Characters allowed in a .jp domain name: (abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789-).
A domain name may start with a digit and end with a digit.
The name can neither begin nor end with dashes.
A .jp domain name can not contain dashes in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.jp).
You cannot use stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í) or other special characters and cannot include a space.
Maximum length of a domain name can’t be more than 63 characters long and can’t be less than 3 characters (including extensions like .jp).
You cannot register your name if you don't follow the above criterias.
Domain name registration term allowance:
Possible registration period for .jp domain name is 1 year till maximum 2 years.
Good luck for naming your new website!