Registration is realtime and requires no additional data. If you provide a Japanese address for one of the contacts, the "state/province" field is mandatory and must contain the 2-digit prefecture code. A list of prefecture codes is available here; be sure not to include the "JP-" prefix, just the number.
In case of a, additional documents are required (business license or ID card + registration form). You will receive an email with instructions after the registration.




Needs to be initiated with a so-called REG-ID. This REG-ID can be requested at the current registrar. The REG-ID should be filled in in the authorization code field.
After requesting the transfer the owner will receive an email requesting transfer approval. After approval is given the transfer takes a few more days to complete.




Transfer characteristics
Transfer authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode,email
Registration period after transfer unchanged
Transfer time Max 7 days
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .jp domains is available.


Trade (owner change)


A change of ownership can be done by replacing the owner contact in the control panel. After saving the changes the change is processed realtime.




A change of contactdetails can be done by updating the associated handles in the control panel. After saving the changes the domainname will be updated realtime.




A delete is realtime. After a delete the domain will be in quarantine status for 14days. During this period the domain can be reactivated.


Restore (reactivation)


A domain name can be restored for 14 days after the domain name has been deleted or expired.


TLD information


Detailed extension information
  • Registry: Japan Registry Services
  • Registry whois:
  • Registry web based whois:
  • Registry zonefile updates: Unknown
Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: no
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: yes
  • Registration period: 1 – 2 years
  • Renewal date offset: 6 days
    The number of days before the registry's expiration date, that Openprovider requires the domain to be renewed or expired. More info.
  • Soft quarantine period: n/a days
    During this period, following after an expiration, the domain can be restored for free. This period does not apply if the domain is deleted explicitly. More info.
  • Quarantine period: 28 days
    During this period, an expired or deleted domain name can be reactivated at an additional fee.
  • Local presence required? yes
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? yes
  • Local activity required? yes
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? no
  • Local address of the domain administrator is required.
  • Trustee services are possible and are provided free of charge if the owner has not Japanese address
  • No trustee service possible for
  • Note: for a limitation exists for no more than 1 domain per registrant!
Registration agreement The registry requires that a registration agreement is in place between the provider and the domain holder. The text of this registration agreement and any required supplements is the following:
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