Japan is a thriving country with a booming economy and an impressive population of around 126 million people. With some of the greatest innovations in the tech world coming from this country, it’s no surprise that they’ve embraced the New Domain movement as well. These six domains, which all have origins in Japan, demonstrate how New Domains are becoming a global trend.
Anyone who lives or does business in Tokyo should consider using the .TOKYO extension for their website. Limited to those who have an address within the city, .TOKYO is an ideal domain for those who are interested in a geo-specific domain that has more availability than traditional ones.
This location in Japan, best know for being a historical World War II site, now has its own domain name. .OKINAWA is ideal for historians, tourism agencies, and local residents who want to identify with this area online.
This domain refers to the Okinawa Prefecture, a long string of islands in southwest Japan. Known for its stunning beaches and for being a notable World War II location, the Okinawa Prefecture, and the .RYUKYU domain, offer endless possibilities for those interested in this region.
As a historically significant location in Japan that’s known for its arts, food, and people, Osaka is an important cultural hub. But it also boasts the second largest economy in Japan and is an epicenter of business. The .OSAKA domain appeals to anyone with a personal or business presence in the area.
Known for being a thriving location for the manufacturing and shipping industries, .NAGOYA pays tribute to Japan’s Aichi Prefecture. If your business is owned or operated out of Aichi, this domain is a great option for you to choose.
“Moe” is a term that celebrates Otaku culture. Originally defined as “geek,” it now means something more like cute or aesthetically pleasing, and has been adopted by anime and manga lovers. Although .MOE‘s origins are in Japan, it is a domain that is available for anyone to register.
(We also happen to know a little something about moe here at the Name office.)
Getting to know .MOE
Remember, many of these domains are restricted to those who live or have a business in one of these regions in Japan. Make sure you do your research on what restrictions may be in place on each of these domains before you commit to registering one.