From Cape Soya to Nagasaki, nothing inspires more confidence in Japanese businesses and shoppers than a .co.jp web address. Reserved exclusively for companies registered with the Japanese government, a .co.jp address tells the world your business is legitimate and can be trusted. Non-Japanese businesses registered as Gaikoku Kaisha (Foreign Company) may also register .co.jp domains.
Use your .co.jp to:
Launch or extend your company's presence in Japan
Protect your trademarked business name by keeping others from registering it
Inspire confidence in Japanese consumers with a widely respected web address
Attract Japanese businesses and consumers to your website
Increase your chances of success in Japan
How to register.
Simply search for the domain you'd like to register, place it in your cart and check out. You may be asked to supply your company toukibotouhon (a copy of your corporate registration).
Reach 95 million online shoppers.
Japan is one of the strongest eCommerce markets in the world, and online retailers have enjoyed double-digit growth here over the last 10 years. Shoppers are discerning -- millions consult a comparison website at one time or another. A .co.jp domain name is the perfect way to get your business in front of this large and growing market.
The importance of mobile access.
Mobile web browsing and buying continues to rise in Japan as elsewhere. People most often buy physical books, clothing/accessories, groceries and coupons/daily deals from their mobile devices – so make sure your website works as well on a mobile device as on a desktop computer.
A note about restrictions.
Only businesses or organizations registered with the Japanese government may register .co.jp domain names. Each company may register only one of the following: