Expired .RYUKYU Domains

.RYUKYU Registry Information

Whois Server

whois.nic.ryukyu

Registration Date

2014-03-13

Registration Price

$19.00 Annually

Registered Domains

589

Whois Privacy

No

.RYUKYU Top Registrars

Registrar name Registered domains Share, %
GMO Internet, Inc. d/b/a Onamae.com 416 16.09%
NameCheap, Inc. 39 1.51%
MarkMonitor Inc. 31 1.20%
Wild West Domains, LLC 21 0.81%
GoDaddy.com, LLC 20 0.77%
CSC Corporate Domains, Inc. 15 0.58%
1API GmbH 15 0.58%
Network Solutions, LLC 13 0.50%
GoDaddy Online Services Cayman Islands Ltd. 7 0.27%
Key-Systems, LLC 7 0.27%

What is the .ryukyu domain name?

The .ryukyu is a new generic top-level Internet domain (TLD) name. It is the locale suffix for sites in Japan and worldwide when written in Japanese characters (Kanji and Hiragana).

The .ryukyu domain name is for users and companies in Okinawa and the surrounding islands and seas, and those who have strong ties to them.

The domain name is a way to show your connection to the Ryukyu Islands and help promote them.


Who can register .ryukyu domain names?

Anyone with a connection to Okinawa and the surrounding islands and seas can register a .ryukyu domain name. This could be an individual, company, or organization.


Why register a .ryukyu domain name?

There are many reasons to register a .ryukyu domain name. Here are some of the most common reasons:

1. To show your connection to Okinawa and the surrounding islands and seas.

2. To promote tourism in Okinawa and the surrounding islands and seas.

3. To promote your business or organization in Okinawa and the surrounding islands and seas.

4. To create a site for your Okinawa or Ryukyu-related group, club, society, etc.

5. To show your connection to Japan and the Japanese language which uses Kanji characters. You can also use the .ryukyu domain name to show your connection with other languages written in Hiragana or Katakana.

6. If you are planning to set up an Okinawa-based website you should register a .ryukyu domain name instead of using other top-level Internet domains because it will be easier for Internet users to find your site when they search by typing "www.<domain name>.ryukyu" into their browser window.


What are some rules for .ryukyu domain names?

The requirements for .ryukyu domain name registration are simple. If you meet all of the following conditions, then you can register one:

1. You must be a company or organization in Okinawa and the surrounding islands and seas, or an individual living there.

2. You must provide a postal address in Okinawa and the surrounding islands and season your application form. If you do not have a physical postal address in Okinawa, please use a postal address from another region of Japan that is closely related to Okinawa such as Kyushu, Hokkaido, or Tokyo.

3. Your website must be in Japanese or you must have your own domain name for it in another language written in Hiragana, Katakana, or Kanji characters.

4. You must show the geographical location of your business site on a map when filling out the application form. This may be done by entering the address of the place where you are located, or by adding a link to a map service such as Google Maps.


What are the registration restrictions for a .ryukyu domain name?

The character length of a .ryukyu domain name must be between 1 and 63 characters.

The following symbols are not allowed in a .ryukyu domain name:

- "." (period)

- "@" (at symbol)

- "#" (pound sign)

- "$" (dollar sign)

- "%" (percentage sign)

- "&" (ampersand)

- "^" (caret)

- "/" (forward slash)

- "\" (backslash)

There are no restrictions on the type of website that can be registered with a .ryukyu domain name. However, the website must be in Japanese or have its own domain name written in Hiragana, Katakana, or Kanji characters.