.JP

What domain extension is this?

.JP is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Japan.

What are the requirements & restrictions for this domain extension?

Local presence (postal address of the place of residence) in Japan is required for the domain registrant contact. WebNIC can provide partners the local contact service in Japan.

What kind of domain extension does WebNIC offer?

WebNIC currently only offer .JP

What document is required for this domain extension?

No.

What is the length limitation for this domain extension?

Minimum 3 / Maximum 63 characters.

What is the terms of registration?

1, 2 years.
However, due to the registry rules, if partners register a .jp domain for 2 years, the WHOIS record will only show 1 year registration term instead of 2 years.

After the .jp domain expired for the first year, then only the Whois record will display the expiration date for the second year.
Therefore, partners are advised to refer the domain expiration date from the partner central.

Can I delete a domain after registered?

No.
Partners are not allowed to delete .jp domain after registered.

What is the terms of renewal?

1 year.

  • .jp domain can only be renewed 1 time per year for a period of 1 year;
  • .jp domains are managed on a calendar month cycle, which means that all domain expiration dates will occur only on the last day of the calendar month in which it was registered and the domain’s renewal will occur on the 15th of the expiring month;
  • For example, if partners register a .jp domain on 15 January 2007, the expiration date for this .jp domain will be on 31 January 2008 instead of 15 January 2008.

How does the Domain Life Cycle work for this domain extension?

After a .jp domain was expired, it will go through below life cycle:-

No
Renewal Grace Period
  15 days
Redemption Grace Period
  15 days
Pending Delete

If partners did not restore the domain name, it will be release for public re-registration approximately 30 days from the domain expiration date. Please note that domain re-registration is on first-come, first-served basis.

What is the procedure for transferring the domain registrar under this domain extension?

Yes.
Partners are allowed to initiate registrar transfer for .jp domain name. Please note that domain will not extend for 1 year after completion.

What is the procedure for transferring the domain reseller under this domain extension?

Yes.
Partners are allowed to initiate reseller transfer for .jp domain name. Please note that domain will be extended for 1 year after completion.

Please refer to Reseller Transfer for more detail information

Does WebNIC provide Internationalized Domain name (IDN) for this domain extension?

No, WebNIC does not provide IDN.jp domain name at this moment.