. jp is the country code top -level domain of the state of Japan. It was introduced August 5, 1986 and has since been managed by the Japan Registry Services. The contracting authority is headquartered in Chiyoda.


It is in principle any natural or legal person possible to register a. Jp domain. A residence or an establishment in Japan are not necessary. The use of non - alphanumeric characters is possible, internationalized domain names are fully supported in the Japanese language.

In addition to the top-level domain, there are numerous second- level domains:

  • . co.jp - Company
  • . or.jp - legal entities
  • . ne.jp - Internet Service Provider
  • . ac.jp - Universities
  • . ad.jp - Members of JPNIC
  • . ed.jp - kindergartens and schools
  • . go.jp - Government
  • . gr.jp - groups of people / companies
  • . lg.jp - Local Government


2003 was. Jp in fourth place of the most popular top- level domains. In April 2007, more than 900,000 addresses were registered at that address for the first time. Jp was at this time. Yet fallen to tenth place of the world's most widely registered domains. The top -level domain exceeded 2011, the mark of one million addresses to April 2013, it continued to rise to over 1.3 million.

A study by McAfee in 2009 valued. Jp as the safest country-specific domain at all, even before generic extensions like. Edu.