.jp

Top-level domain (TLD) reference for JP

Price:

Price per year of registration
see Buy a domain
$40 USD
Additional fee to restore an expired or deleted domain
see Restoring your expired domain
$130 USD

Terms and restrictions:

Terms of Service Google Domains Terms of Service
Registrar of Record
see Understand your Registrar of Record
GMO JP Registration Service, GMO Internet, Inc.
Registry
see Registries
Japan Registry Services
Country
see Buying country code domains
Japan
Requirements and restrictions Japan Registry Services require companies or individuals registering .jp domains to have a permanent postal address in Japan. If you do not have one, GMO JP Registration Service, GMO Internet, Inc. (the registrar of record) will provide a trustee address in Japan for your registration.
.jp domains cannot be refunded. See the Google Domains refund policy.
Allowed second-level domain (SLD) length
  • Japanese characters: 1-15
  • ASCII: 3-36

Registration:

Supports international characters
for example "グ"
see Using non-ascii characters
Yes
Expiration
A .jp domain expires 17 days before the end of the month in which you register it. The month is determined when the transaction is completed at the registry.*
Expiration dates by month:
January 14th
February 11th (12th on leap years)
March 14th
April 13th
May 14th
June 13th
July 14th
August 14th
September 13th
October 14th
November 13th
December 14th

*Note: The expiration date in the WHOIS directory will be listed as the last day of the month in which the domain expires.
Number of years of registration allowed
see Domain renewal and restoration
1
Transfer from another registrar requires additional year of registration
see Transfer a domain in
No
Transfer requires a verification email to the current registrant
see Transfer a domain in
No
Transfer restrictions
see Transfer a domain out
Transfer of .jp domains to or from a different registrar is not allowed:
  • For 60 days after first registration.
  • For a period starting 13 days before the expiration date and ending 30 days after the auto-renew transaction is successfully processed.
Supports manual renewal
see Domain renewal and restoration
No
Auto-renew is required to renew .jp domains. For instructions, see Turn on auto-renew.
Number of days before or after registration expires that Google Domains attempts to process an auto-renew payment
see Domain renewal and restoration
-13
Auto-renew grace period: Days after registration expires when domain serving is disrupted if auto-renew is enabled
see Domain renewal and restoration
0
Expiration disruption period: Days after registration expires when domain serving is disrupted if auto-renew is not enabled
see Domain renewal and restoration
0
Renewal grace period: Days after expiration when domain can be renewed with one year of registration at $40 USD . Domain is deleted after this period
see Domain renewal and restoration
0
Restoration grace period: Days after domain is deleted when it can be restored for an additional fee of $130 USD plus one year of registration at $40 USD.
see Domain renewal and restoration
19
Days after the domain is deleted before it is available for registration by anyone
see Domain renewal and restoration
Domain will be available on the 1st of the month, approximately one and one-half months after the domain is deleted. For example if the domain is deleted on July 15, it will be available for sale on September 1.

DNS reference:

Number of characters in a domain name 3 - 63
Allows WHOIS privacy
see Private registration
No
Number of name servers
see Name servers
2 - 8
Supports DNSSEC
see Setting up DNSSEC
No
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