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About .jp Domains

JPRS is the sponsor and is our backend provider for the country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) .jp extension that represents Japan.

Who can register .jp domains?

Individuals can register a .jp domain name if they reside in Japan or have a company that is located there - the registrant contact country must be Japan.If you have further questions, please see the Japan Registry Services Q&A.

Registration Restrictions
Must Use
  • ASCII 3 - 63 Characters
  • Kanji 3 - 15 Characters
  • Hiragana 3 - 15 Characters
  • Katakana 3 - 15 Characters
Can Use
  • Letters: a-z
  • Numbers: 0-9
  • Hyphens (except in the 1st or last characters of the domain name)
Cannot Use
  • Special Characters (e.g.,& and #)

Features Availability
Registration Length 1 year
Renewal Length 1 year 1
Bulk Registration Supported
Backorders Not Supported
Transfers To Supported 2
Transfers Away Supported 3
Account Change Not Supported
Ownership Protection Not Supported
Privacy Protection Not Supported
Cashparking Supported
Contact Updates Supported 4
IDN Supported (Japanese)

For details on refunds, please visit GoDaddy's Refund Policy page. Most domains will follow the Standard Terms, but certain domains will have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Look under BOTH of the following categories:

  • Products with Special Refund Terms (look under Domain Name Registrations/Renewals)
  • Products Not Eligible for Refunds

Custom Nameserver Requirement
Must Use
  • 1-20 Nameservers
Can Use
  • IPv4
  • IPv6
  • Vanity Nameservers
Cannot Use

1 Renewal Requirements

The registry does not allow manual/explicit renewals. GoDaddy has enabled a feature to submit a renewal request between 30 and 2 days prior to the expiration date.

The new expiration date will not reflect in the registry's Whois until the current expiration date has passed.

2 Transfers In Requirements

When you purchase a .jp domain name transfer from us, please first list your address located in Japan in your account information to ensure the address located in Japan is listed on the domain name during the transfer process.

There is NO extension of the expiration date, and authorization code is not required, please leave this field blank to further authorize the transfer.

3 Transfers Away Requirements

The process to transfer your .jp domain to another registrar is unique, the domain does not need to be unlocked, you must submit the transfer with the gaining registrar, (the registrar to whom you are transferring). You will not need an authorization code to request a transfer.

Once we receive notice from the registry that a transfer request has been submitted, we will send you an email instructing you how to authorize the transfer. Please note, the transfer must be authorized through your GoDaddy account within 8 days, otherwise you may need to restart the transfer process with the gaining registrar.

If needed please contact our award-winning GoDaddy Guides to request the REG-ID.

4 Contact Updates Requirements

Only the Registrant contact is required by the registry. Technical, Administrative, and Billing contacts are optional. You can update all domain name contact information through the Domain Manager in your GoDaddy account.

More Info

  • Want to register a .jp domain? Search for your domain today.
  • Want to register a .co.jp domain? Search for your domain today.

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