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.jp registrars, requirements and history
The domain extension .jp has been around since 1986 just one year after the first extensions were used. Today there are over 1.3 million registered domains with this extension. It was originally administered by the Japan Network Information Center who still sponsors it today. JPNIC is in charge of managing a variety of internet services in Japan. One December 26, 2000, however, JPNIC decided that the .jp extension was too large to manage as part of their organization. They created a brand new company to take charge of .jp. This company is called the Japan Registry Service and on June 30, 2003 they began to administer the .jp domain extension. They still administer this extension today and also work to make international internet access easier for citizens for use with Japanese characters.
The .jp extension was intended for use by organizations with a physical address in Japan. The restrictions are fairly strict and an entity must be somehow associated with Japan in order to use this extension. It is a popular extension choice among Japanese organizations and it is particularly common as a second level domain. For example, ac.jp is for higher education institutions within Japan. Other commonly used examples include lg.jp which is for local governments within Japan, or.jp which is for registered organizations within Japan, and co.jp which is for commercial companies within Japan. Third level domain registrations are also available with the .jp extension such as city.nameofcity.jp which is used for city and town websites within Japan.