A local contact address is necessary, which EuropeID will provide at no additional cost.
Annual domain charge: EUR 276.00 Annual Local Presence/Trustee Service charge (if applicable): EUR 0.00
DNS Service/Web forwarding is included, at no additional cost.
FAQ for domain names in .JP and Japan
Is local company in Japan required?
No, it is not necessary to have a local company in Japan in order to get a .JP domain name registered.
Is it necessary to have a local administrative contact in Japan?
A local administrative contact and address will be supplied at no additional cost as part of the registration process.
Are trademarks applicable in Japan?
Unfortunately, access to .JP domains is not facilitated with either a trademark application or registration in Japan or anywhere else.
Is Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) offered?
Registration of .JP IDN domain names with non-ASCII characters is not possible.
Are generic domains available for .JP domains?
No restrictions, but generally the Japanese domain authority might have a list of blocked/reserved names (i.e., geographic, political and other names) which cannot be registered.
How long does it take to register a .JP domain name?
Usually, it does not take longer than 1 day to register a .JP domain in Japan. We will submit the application as soon as possible. However, we cannot offer guarantees as we have no impact on the speed of the Japanese domain authority once the domain application has been submitted.
What is the minimum number of characters a .JP domain name can consist of?
Applications for .JP domain names with less than 3 characters cannot be accepted.
What is the maximum number of characters a .JP domain name can consist of?
Applications for .JP domain names with more than 63 characters cannot be accepted.
Is it possible to register more than one Japanese domain name?
It is possible for one applicant to register an unlimited number of Japanese .JP domain names.
Are there other TLDs related to Japan available?
Yes, there are other Japanese domain extensions available at EuropeID. Some of them might not have the local presence requirement and may be unrestricted. Please check the available domains for Japan below:
Please notice that the Proxy Service for Japan is offered at no charge! If you have no local representation in Japan, but wish to register a .JP domain name, simply select Local Presence/Proxy Service while placing your order.
If you choose to take advantage of our Local Presence/Proxy Service for Japanese domains, EuropeID itself, our local branch office or a local representative designated by us will become the legal holders and administrative contacts of the pertinent .JP domains.
Acceptable types of .JP domain:
Domain names associated with your company name, products, services and trademarks can all be registered through our Proxy Service for .JP domain names. If you are seeking to register domains relating to gambling, erotic content, chat, advertising or similar name categories, such domain names must be pre-approved on an individual basis and may incur a higher service charge. Please contact us in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DNS choice for Japan:
All the domain names within .JP may be hosted on your own name servers. If you do not specify anyname servers, we will provide DNS for your Japanese domain names free of charge.
User Certificate for Japanese Proxy domains:
Upon the registration of the .JP domain names, we will forward to you a User Certificate which describes your rights and the terms under which we are providing the Proxy Service for Japan - including that you will be regarded the legitimate user of the domain names, with full authority to specify technical settings and to control the usage of the domain.
EuropeID will be providing the Local Presence/Proxy Service as is, and cannot guarantee against unforeseen interference or discontinuance of service. We cannot be held responsible for any losses sustained by our clients, whether directly or indirectly, even if we have been notified of the possibility of such losses or damages.
Register the Japanese trademark!
There may always be risks involved with using a local presence or proxy service such as this. We strongly advise that our clients reinforce the legal standing of their .JP domain names, by registering matching trademarks in Japan.
Warehousing of Japanese .JP domain names with Proxy Service is not allowed!
It is expressly not permitted to use our Proxy Service for .JP domain names for the purpose of trading domain names. Certain generic type domain names can be considered as exceptions, in which case an agreement must be made in a written form between ourselves, prior to the registration of the domain name.
Spamming using your .JP domain names with Proxy Service is not permitted!
If you are planning to send out massive amounts of e-mails from your .JP domain with Proxy Service (over 50 recipients at once), you must notify us in advance and seek prior approval.
If you need more information concerning Proxy Service for Japanese domain names, or wish to review a draft User Certificate, please get in touch with our support team.
How to transfer domain names to EuropeID?
List the domains you wish to have transferred to EuropeID into the box
Enter your name and email address
Press Send. A representative from EuropeID Support will contact you in order to process the domain transfer request
If you have Authorisation Codes ready, include these. If not, you can provide them later
If possible and relevant, please unlock the domains, so they are ready for transfer