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Verisign Announces .コム Domain Names Are Now Available for Anyone to Register

Verisign is excited to announce the General Registration Period for .コム — the .com you know, now in Japanese — during which anyone can register .コム domain names on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability and the applicable registry policies. The General Registration Period for .コム began at 00:00:00 UTC on June 13, 2016, following the Landrush Program Period.*

It is estimated that 95 percent of the population of Japan uses the internet every day.1 By enabling Japanese internet users to navigate the web in their native scripts, .コム gives individuals and companies the ability to connect with audiences in their preferred language. It also helps enable global brands to maintain a consistent brand identity.

In addition to helping maintain and promote your brand identity, a .コム domain name can yield other benefits. For example:

  • If you are planning to launch a product or marketing campaign in Japan, using a new .コム domain name for your landing page can help your campaign stand out.
  • Consider migrating existing content to a new .コム domain name, or redirecting your new .コム domain name to your existing site, to provide a way for Japanese internet users to navigate to your website in their native scripts.
  • In any of the above scenarios, core brand associations and taglines could also be registered as .コム domain names, and redirected as desired.

Registering a .コム domain name is a powerful way to tailor your website to local customers with a domain name powered by Verisign. Don't miss your opportunity to connect with this important audience. Register your .コム domain name before someone else does.

* Please note that the information in this blog post regarding the General Registration Period for .コム, including the corresponding dates and times, is for general information purposes only and is subject to change. Click here for the most current dates and times and other detailed information regarding the General Registration Period for .コム.

1Digital in 2016, pg. 253. Accessed June 9, 2016. http://www.slideshare.net/wearesocialsg/digital-in-2016.

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About Verisign – Verisign, a global leader in domain names and internet security, enables internet navigation for many of the world's most recognized domain names and provides protection for websites and enterprises around the world. Verisign ensures the security, stability and resiliency of key internet infrastructure and services, including the .com and .net domains and two of the internet's root servers, as well as performs the root-zone maintainer functions for the core of the internet's Domain Name System (DNS). Visit Page

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