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Japanese character domains (Shift-JIS) can be registered in Hiragana, Katakana, and/or Kanji.
.jp domains containing Japanese characters can be from 1 to 15 characters
Japanese domains can also contain the following characters:
English and Japanese character domains (ASCII) can be from 3 to 63 characters.
English character domains can contain a-z, 0-9 and a hyphens "-".
You must use a Japanese address for the administrative contact of .jp domains. This does not need to be a company or even where the administrative contact lives.
.jp domains can be transferred to other parties.
Anyone can register a .jp domain name, provided a Japanese address is supplied.
There is no limit to the number of .jp domains anyone or any company can purchase.
The rules regarding use of .jp domains:
You agree to these rules, notwithstanding that they may be published in Japanese and notwithstanding that you may not speak Japanese (it is your responsibility to obtain a translation, as necessary). For the convenience of those who do not speak Japanese, following is a link to the .jp dispute policy in English
The information for registrations must be submitted exactly as it is explained on the above websites or in the .jp API
.co.jp rules require that the registrant be a company locally incorporated in Japan, or have a locally registered branch in Japan.
.co.jp rules restrict registrations to only one domain per company. Companies may set up multiple independent limited liability companies or independent corporations in Japan for the sole purpose of obtaining multiple domain names (one domain name for each independent business).
Transfer and renewal fees apply.
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