About .jp Domain Names

The .jp country code top-level domain name (ccTLD) is an extension representing Japan. For companies that conduct business in Japan and individuals who want to reach the growing number of Internet users there, .jp domain names are a good investment. Registering a .jp domain name gives you regional recognition and an easy-to-manage Web presence.

Who can register .jp domain names?

Customers can register .jp domain names if they reside in Japan or have a company that is located there. All registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Domain names can be up to 63 characters, with a minimum of three characters, and can contain letters (a to z), numbers (0 to 9), and hyphens (except at the beginning or end of the domain name). You cannot register domain names with special characters such as & and #.

Which registry controls .jp domain names?

JPNIC is the registry for .jp domain names.

For how long can I register .jp domain names?

The minimum and maximum registration length for .jp domain names is 1 year.

When do .jp domain names renew?

Your .jp domain name renews before its expiration date. The renewal date depends on whether the domain name is auto-renewed or renewed manually. Auto-renewal is attempted on the first day of the month prior to the domain name's expiration date. If the renewal attempt fails, we re-attempt renewal on the 10th of the month and again on the 20th of the month.

If we cannot auto-renew the domain name and you do not manually renew it by the 20th of the month prior to the expiration date, it must be redeemed. There might be a fee for the redemption. See Recovering Expired Domain Names for instructions on the redemption.

For example: Your .jp domain name expires on October 10. If your domain name does not renew automatically, you can renew it manually by September 20. For automatic renewals, we attempt to renew the domain name on September 1, September 10, and September 20.

Can I transfer .jp domain names to my account with you?

We do not currently support the transfer of .jp domain names to us.

How do I transfer .jp domain names from you to another registrar?

See Transferir nombres de dominio a otro registrador for instructions to transfer .jp domain names to a different registrar.

Can I add privacy and protection to .jp domain names?

Neither privacy nor domain name protection are available for .jp domain names.

Can I backorder .jp domain names?

We do not currently support the backorder of .jp domain names.

Can I move .jp domain names to another account with you?

Yes, but there are limitations. When the domain name is moved, the registrant first name, last name, and company name cannot be changed.

Can I update the contact information for .jp domain names?

To change the registrant information on your .jp domain name, please contact our support department.

All other contact information can be changed through the Domain Manager. See Cambiar la información de contacto del dominio for information on making these changes.

Are there nameserver requirements for my .jp domain names?

Any valid nameservers can be used with .jp domain names. You can enter a maximum of 4 nameservers per domain name.


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