Full Name of Registry: Japan Registry Services Co., Ltd.
Contact details (address, phone, fax, general enquiries):
Chiyoda First Bldg. East 13F, 3-8-1 Nishi-Kanda, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 101-0065, Japan
Founding date: December 26th, 2000
Registration Model (Registry/Registrar system; Direct registrations; Both): Both
Number of domain names: 1,214,101 as of 1 May 2011. Current statistics at: http://jprs.co.jp/en/stat/
History: In December 2000, at the 11th General Meeting of Japan Network Information Center (JPNIC), the former administrator of .JP top-level domain, it was resolved to create a new corporation that would succeed management and administration of .JP top-level domain. The decision was made based on the consideration that it was necessary to satisfy the needs of customers and to maintain competitiveness and openness under the circumstance where changes are drastic and the services are always expected to be efficient. Based on the resolution of JPNIC, Japan Registry Services Co., Ltd. (JPRS) was established on December 26th, 2000.
Operations related to .JP management were transferred on April 1st, 2002, upon the formal approval of JPRS as the organization responsible for managing and administering .JP top-level domain through the "JP Domain Name Management and Administration Transfer Agreement" executed between JPRS and JPNIC on January 31st, 2002 and the "ccTLD Sponsorship Agreement (.jp)" signed on February 27th, 2002 between JPRS and ICANN.