.jp

This article describes the procedures and requirements of .jp domain names.
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Successful domain registration via RCP or API requires:

  • the domain's contact handles (owner, administrative, etc.)
  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group

This registration is real time
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.

co.jp: In case of a co.jp, additional documents are required (business license or ID card + registration form). You will receive an email with instructions after the registration.

Successful domain transfer via RCP or API requires:

  • authorisation code
  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group

Authorisation code for .jp is also called "REG-ID" and can be provided by the current registrar

If the current registrar can't provide you a valid REG-ID you can fill in the a non existing REG-ID to proceed with the transfer. 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.



Additional notes on a .jp transfer

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Authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode,email
Registration period after transfer unchanged
Average 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.

Owner change (trade)

  • requested as a normal domain update via RCP or API
  • processed realtime

Other update

  • requested via RCP or API
  • processed realtime

Delete

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 / reactivate

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

Registry
  • Registry: Japan Registry Services
  • Registry whois: whois.jprs.jp
  • 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.
    Note that the dates as shown in your Openprovider account are always leading, even if they do not match the renewal date offset mentioned here.
  • 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.
Restrictions
  • 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 no Japanese address
  • No trustee service possible for co.jp
  • Note: for .co.jp a limitation exists for no more than 1 domain per registrant!
Policies
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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