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How do I register a domain name?

Asked by ninechars (57points) June 14th, 2010

I need to register one for a group I work for that has a staff member in Japan (and probably meets any institutional requirement for the domain name). But simple googling has not revealed where to register a name or even test for availability. Does anyone know?

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anartist's avatar

Try here or here [second one says it is discount]

ninechars's avatar

Those sites seem to offer only or .jp, not

anartist's avatar

What is other than a not-top level domain? Is it an official domain?

anartist's avatar

I think I found it—Japan Registry Services Co., Ltd

First I found this whois for an then I looked up the registrar—JPRS but they are slow loading up – Alles Whois Information
[ JPRS database provides information on network administration. Its use is ]
[ restricted to network administration purposes. For further information, ]
[ use ‘whois -h[Who Is Domain][trace][Reverse DNS Search] help’. To suppress Japanese output, add’/e’ ]
[ at the end of command, e.g. ‘whois -h[Who Is Domain][trace][Reverse DNS Search] xxx/e’. ]

Domain Information:
a. [Domain Name] ALLES.OR.JP
d. [Network Service Name] AllesNet
l. [Organization Type] Network Service
m. [Administrative Contact] SY291JP
n. [Technical Contact] AA551JP
p. [Name Server]
p. [Name Server]
[State] Connected (2011/04/30)
[Registered Date] 1996/04/25
[Connected Date] 1996/06/05
[Last Update] 2010/05/01 01:27:58 (JST)

Japan Registry Services Co., Ltd.
JPRS plays various roles to keep the Internet running smoothly by managing and administering domain names and operating the domain name system. ... – Cached

ninechars's avatar

I eventually found this:

Notably not in English, but can read enough to tell that there’s an application process (presumably to verify that you’re a qualified org). Will have to punt this to Japanese staffer.

anartist's avatar

@ninechars the one I found you can read in english if you type
Japan Registry Services Co., Ltd. into google

it also says that .OR.JP [is for] Judicial persons (other than kaisha) established under the laws of Japan. [not organizations]


CO.JP Companies (kaisha) having an official corporate registration in Japan. Non-Japanese companies that are registered as “Gaikoku Kaisha” may also apply.

GR.JP Groups which consist of two or more individuals residing in Japan, or groups of two or more corporations [*2] established under the laws of Japan.

.JP Any individual, group, or organization that has a permanent postal address in Japan may apply for a 2nd level, i.e., General-use JP Domain Name.

these 3 seemed to be the closest unless you want a regional subdomain.

anartist's avatar

.jp has no equivalent of .org , it has .ed for .edu and another one for edu, it has .ne for .net and I think it has .go for its national govt —- but nothing for org

Markyjean's avatar

yes anartist you are right.,

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