About .jp domains

Select a category below to get information about price, terms and restrictions, registration details, privacy protection and more for .jp domains.

Price

Type Price Learn more
Yearly registration $40 USD Buy a domain
Fee to restore an expired or deleted domain $80 USD Restore a domain

Terms and restrictions

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Registrar of record

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Registry Japan Registry Services About registries
ccTLD Yes – Japan Country code top-level domains (ccTLDs) are generally used or reserved for a country, sovereign state or dependent territory.
Restrictions Yes
  • Japan Registry Services requires companies or individuals registering .jp domains to have a permanent postal address in Japan.
  • .jp domains can't be refunded.
  • .jp domains expire 17 days before the end of the month of their registration, and would have a different expiry date each month depending on when the domain's registration transaction was completed.
  • .jp domains can't be transferred to another domain registrar within 60 days after the initial registration, 13 days before their expiry and up to 30 days after the auto-renewal is processed.
  • .jp domains don't support manual renewal, and need to be renewed automatically.
  • Japanese characters can only be included in WHOIS if the domain name contains Japanese characters. 

Registration

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Maximum registration period One year This is the maximum number of years that you can manually add to your domain registration.
Transfer purchase requirement None About domain transfers to Google Domains
Transfer authorisation required No This indicates if the current registrant requires authorisation to complete a transfer. If so, the current registrant receives a verification email.
Auto-renew timing versus expiry date 13 days before expiry date If you have auto-renew enabled, this is the number of days before or after your registration expires that Google Domains processes an auto-renew payment.
Auto-renew grace period Zero days When you enable auto-renew, this is the number of days after your registration expires that you have to update your payment method until your service is disrupted.
Expiry disruption period Zero days If you don't have auto-renew enabled and your registration expires, you have a certain number of days before your service is disrupted.
Renewal grace period Zero days

When your domain expires, you have a certain number of days to renew the domain for another year.

For more details about price, go to the price section above.
Restoration grace period 19 days

After the renewal grace period, you have a certain number of days to restore the domain for another year. After that time, it becomes available to the public for registration.

For more details about price, go to the price section above.
Availability wait period 19 days When a domain is deleted, you must wait a certain number of days before the domain is available to the public for registration.

Privacy information

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Privacy protection allowed No About privacy protection
Privacy protection provider N/A Privacy Policy

Domain name system (DNS) information

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The domain name supports non-ASCII characters (for example, À, É, Î or グ) Yes IANA Repository of IDN Practices
Number of characters in a domain name 3–63

The domain name characters can be letters, numbers or a combination of both. The character length applies only to the domain name, and doesn't include the domain ending, such as .com or .net.

The allowable number of characters for second-level domains (SLD) is:

  • Japanese: 1–15 characters
  • ASCII: 3–36 characters
Number of name servers 2–8 Manage domain name servers
Supports Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) Yes Setting up DNSSEC
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