.JP regulations summary:
A local contact address is required, which Web Solutions will provide free of charge.
Annual domain fee: USD 300.00
Annual Local Presence/Trustee Service fee (if required): USD 0.00
DNS Service/Web forwarding is included, free of charge.
Is local company in Japan required?
No, it is not required to have a local company in Japan, in order to register a .JP domain name.
Is local admin contact in Japan required?
A local administrative contact and address will be provided free of charge as part of the registration process.
Are trademarks usable in Japan?
Unfortunately, neither a trademark application or registration in Japan or elsewhere will give specific access to register .JP domains.
Is Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) available?
It is not possible to register .JP IDN domain names with non-ASCII characters.
Are generic domains allowed for .JP?
No restrictions, but in general the Japanese registry might have a list of geographic, political and other names which are blocked/reserved and therefore cannot be registered.
How much time does it take to register .JP domain name?
Usually, it takes 1 day/s to register a .JP domain name in Japan. We will file the application as soon as possible. However, we cannot provide guarantees as we have no influence on the speed of the Japanese domain authority once the application has been filed.
What is the minimum of characters allowed for .JP domains?
It is not possible to apply for .JP domain names with less than 3 characters.
What is the maximum of characters allowed for .JP domains?
It is not possible to apply for .JP domain names with more than 63 characters.
Can I register more than one Japanese domain name?
Applicants may register an unlimited amount of Japanese .JP domain names.
Are there other domain extensions related to Japan?
Yes, there are more Japanese extensions available at Web Solutions. Some of them might not require local presence and may be unrestricted. Please check the available extensions for Japan below:
Trustee service for Japanese .JP domain names
Please note that the Trustee Service for Japan is offered free of charge!
If you have no local presence in Japan, but would like to register a .JP domain name, simply select Local Presence/Trustee Service during the order process.
If you opt to take advantage of our Local Presence/Trustee Service for Japanese domain names, Web Solutions itself, its local branch office or a local agent assigned by us will become the legal holders and administrative contacts of the relevant .JP domains.
Acceptable .JP domain types:
Domain names related to your company name, products, services and trademarks can all be registered via our Trustee Service for .JP domain names. If you are planning to register domains relating to gambling, chat, erotic content, advertising or similar name categories, such names must be pre-approved individually and may incur a higher service charge. Please email us in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DNS choice for Japan:
All the .JP domain names may be hosted on your own name servers. If you specify no name servers, we will provide DNS for your Japanese domains free of charge.
User Certificate for Japanese Trustee domains:
As soon as the .JP domain names have been registered, we will forward to you a User Certificate which defines your rights and the terms under which we are providing the Trustee Service for Japan - including that you will be considered the rightful user of the domain names, with full authority to define technical settings and to manage the usage of the domain.
Web Solutions will be supplying the Local Presence/Trustee Service as is, and cannot guarantee against unforeseen interruptions or discontinuance of service. We can never be held responsible for any losses sustained by our clients, directly or indirectly, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such losses or damages.
Register the Japanese trademark!
There will always be risks involved with using a local presence or trustee service such as this. We strongly recommend that our clients strengthen the legal standing of their .JP domains, by registering matching trademarks in Japan.
No warehousing of Japanese .JP domain names with Trustee Service!
It is expressly not permitted to use our Trustee Service for .JP domain names for the purpose of purchasing and selling domain names. Exceptions may be made for certain generic type domain names, in which case an agreement must be made in writing between ourselves, prior to the registration of the domain name.
Dont spam using your .JP domain names with Trustee Service!
If you are planning to send out large amounts of emails from your JP domain with Trustee Service (over 50 recipients at once), you must inform us in advance and seek prior approval.
If you would like more information regarding Trustee Service for Japanese domain names, or would like to review a draft User Certificate, please contact our support team.
How to transfer domains to Web Solutions?
- Enter the domains you wish to have transferred to Web Solutions into the box
- Fill in your name and email address
- Press Confirm. A person from Web Solutions Support will contact you, in order to process the transfer request
- If you have Auth. Codes ready, include these. If not, you can send them later
- If possible and relevant, please unlock the domains, so they are ready for transfer