There is no special process needed to register a .YOKOHAMA domain name, no special action is needed on your end.
.YOKOHAMA Registry Information
.YOKOHAMA Top Registrars
GMO Internet, Inc. d/b/a Onamae.com
CSC Corporate Domains, Inc.
Japan Registry Services Co., Ltd.
Tucows Domains Inc.
What is the .yokohama domain name?
The .yokohama domain name is a new generic top-level domain name (gTLD) for use with websites and email addresses. It will be available to the general public in 2019.
Users will be able to register domains in Japanese characters or English alphabet characters, with both second level and third level registrations possible.
Why choose a .yokohama domain name?
A .yokohama domain name will allow you to create a web presence with an internationally recognizable URL.
Domains in the .yokohama TLD are non-restricted, allowing anyone to register domains regardless of nationality or geographic location; this makes them ideal for businesses that operate on an international scale.
The .yokohama domain name is the perfect way to enhance visibility and online identity. It can help your customers to find your products and services.
With the potential for international recognition, not only in Japan but also across Asia, a .yokohama domain name is an excellent marketing investment.
Your website has the potential to be seen not only by people in Japan but across Asia-Pacific too! Additionally, Google rates websites with local domains more highly than generic ones when it comes to ranking on local searches.
Using a web address including 'yokohama' or 'tokyo' sends out a message of reliability and trustworthiness which may influence consumers browsing your site on an international scale.
A .yokohama domain name is widely recognized as a sign of quality and the .yokohama gTLD will be an official part of Japan's internet infrastructure, supported by some of the country's largest telecoms operators. So why not buy one today?
Who can use the .yokohama domain name?
Web users may use one of our new generic top-level domain names for private purposes or to create an online presence related to their business activities.
The number of people buying websites with local domains like '.tokyo' has increased dramatically in recent years, proving them to be popular among both individuals and organizations wanting to appear more visible in search results.
.yokohama is a perfect alternative to '.tokyo' and other popular local domains because it provides a way of targeting consumers in a specific area without excluding users from other countries.
How it makes your website more visible?
A .yokohama domain name appears much closer to the top of search engine results. The presence of relevant keywords in your web address can increase your site's relevancy regarding searches for those keywords, so it is much easier for users to find what they are looking for on your site.
With a .yokohama web address, you could enjoy an increase in traffic from Japan and other countries because people conducting local searches will be able to find your business or personal website more easily.
Examples of .yokohama domain names
Registered businesses would be able to register their website with a .yokohama domain name that includes the exact company name, for example 'abc.tokyo'. There will also be plenty of opportunities to get creative with your web address. For example, you could use '.yokohama' in combination with other popular TLDs like '.shop', '.club', or '.pizza'.
Individuals can register websites which include their personal name or nickname, such as 'jane.tokyo' or 'soccermike.tokyo'. The possibilities are endless!