The capital of Japan and one of the world's largest urban economies, Tokyo is a city of cutting-edge technology, luxury shopping, and world-class cuisine.
.tokyo is a new Top-Level Domain that represents Tokyo and allows businesses, communities, and people to clearly link their online identity to the city's global brand.
As one of the first ever city TLDs, .tokyo allows Tokyo residents, businesses and culturual or communty groups to link their online identity to the city's trusted and well recognised brands.
.tokyo is a brand new namespace. That means there are many opportunities to register clear, concise, memorable names. Registration of .tokyo names is open to all, no Tokyo address is required.
Land Rush Priority Registration is a chance to grab one of the first ever domain names in .tokyo. This is a one-time opportunity to secure valuable, short and easy-to-understand names including generic terms. No domain ames are allocated during Land Rush, we hold onto all applications until the end of the phase, and then sort out who gets what. If you submit an application for a domain name, and we receive no other applications for that name, it's yours at the end of the Land Rush period. If there is more than one application for a particular domain name, all applicants will have an equal chance to acquire the domain by participating in a domain auction.
When we receive multiple applications for the same domain name, all applicants have an equal chance to acquire the name by participating in an auction. Bidding starts at 1,000 yen (about US $10) and bidding increments are in 500 yen (about US $5) units making it easy for anyone. Our auctions are conducted by pool.com.
Registration for .tokyo will be opened to anyone on a first-come-first-served basis via participating registrars from July 22, 2014