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JPNIC Translated Document Source document: jpnic/domain-name-all.txt Date of the source: November 26, 1993 Date of the last update of this translation: February 14, 1996 This is a translation of a JPNIC document. JPNIC provides this translation for convenience of those who can not read Japanese. But it may contain mis-tranlations, and is by no means official. One should consult the source document written in Japanese for detail. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- JP Domain Name Application Japan Network Information Center Domain Name Registration Group [ The copyright of this document is held by Japan Network ] [ Information Center. The document may be freely reproduced and ] [ distributed provided it is in no way modified. The latest ] [ version of the document can be obtained by E-mail from ] [ email@example.com. ] 1.JP domain name and its registration JP is the two-letter code specified by ISO3166 to represent Japan. A JP domain name is a hierarchical domain name with "JP" at the top level. Japan Network Information Center (hereinafter referred to as JPNIC), aiming to help develop computer networking, register to organizations <ORGANIZATION domain names> (to be defined in the next section) which form JP domain names which are internationally guaranteed for uniqueness and provide administration of such domain names through coordination with the Internet network information center (InterNIC) and other organizations of similar kind. At the request of an organization, JPNIC will register an <ORGANIZATION name>. The hierarchy below the registered <organization name> may be set freely by the organization concerned within the definition of the JP domain name. On December 1, 1993, JPNIC started an new pilot project to register domain names called geographic domain names, which are based on a concept different from that of attribute-type domain name to be explained below. A geographic domain name employs a geographic name expressed in romaji. Regional names will be registered to individuals, corporations and other organizations. For the details of this project, please see "Experimental project for registration of JP domain names (geographic type)" (domain-geographic.txt). Registration of JP domain name by JPNIC is technical work to support smooth communication through computer networks. The work does not imply any social guarantee, whether commercial or non-commercial. Also, the work does not mean to provide any instruction, support, guarantee or convenience in association with the work of network connection. The registration of a JP domain name by JPNIC just guarantee the international uniqueness of that domain name in The Internet. As a rule the term JP domain name used in the following discussion represents an attribute-type domain name. 2.Definition of JP domain name A JP domain name consists of character strings, or <SIMPLE names>, comprising alphabetic letters ("A" to "Z" and "a" to "z"), numbers ("0" to "9") or a hyphen ("-"), each connected by a period ("."). It needs to satisfy al the following conditions. In this document, the right side of each character string separated by a period is called the first level or top level followed by the second level and third level to the left. <JP domain name> ::= <SUBDOMAIN name> "." <ORGANIZATION domain name> <ORGANIZATION domain name> ::= <organization name> "."<attribute> "." "JP" <attribute> ::= <SIMPLE name> <organization name> ::= <SIMPLE name> <DOMAIN name> ::= <SUBDOMAIN name> | "" <SUBDOMAIN name> ::= <SIMPLE name> | <SUBDOMAIN name> "." <SIMPLE name> <SIMPLE name> ::= <LETTER> [ [ <STRING of alpha-numeric letters and hyphens>]<ALPHA-NUMERIC letter>] <STRING of alpha-numeric letters and hyphen> ::= <alpha-numeric/hyphen> | <alphanumeric/hyphen> <STRING ofalphanumeric letters and hyphen> <alpha-numeric/hyphen> ::= <ALPHA-NUMERIC letter> | "-" <ALPHABETIC letter> ::= any letter from "A" to "Z" and from "a" to "z" <NUMERIC letter> ::= any letter from "0" to "9" 1. A <SIMPLE name> must start an alphabetic letter. 2. A <SIMPLE name> must not end with a hyphen. 3. The first level <SIMPLE name> is "JP". 4. A second level <SIMPLE name> is one of "AC","AD","CO","GO"and"OR". 5. A third level <SIMPLE name> must contain three or more letters up to 63 letters. 6. A fourth-level and any subsequent <SIMPLE names> each must contain one or more letters up to 63 letters. 7. The full length of a <JP domain name> must be up to 255 letters including periods. The <SIMPLE name> at the right side (first level) of any domain name derived from the definition is made JP and the <SIMPLE name> to the left of it (second level) an attribute. The <SIMPLE name> to the left to the attribute (third level) is made an organization name. A domain name comprising an organization name, an attribute and JP is called an <ORGANIZATION domain name>. An <organization name> must be unique independent of the attribute used. At all levels, no distinction is made between upper-case and lower-case letters. 3.Definition of attribute A JP domain name attribute is defined based on the legal/formal positioning of the organization concerned as follows: AC = [Academic institutions] Schools (except primary and junior high and high schools), educational foundations, shared university facilities, and ministry-run colleges CO = [Corporations] Commercial organizations, organizations under Commercial Law, organizations under Limited Liability Law, and special companies GO = [Government organizations] Government organizations, municipal public organizations, ministry-run labs, special organizations (except special companies) OR = [Organizations] Public corporations, non-profit organizations not under AC, CO or GO, similarly classified organizations and facilities, and communication services. A "similarly classified" organization should be one qualified as an organization formed under definite rules of incorporation. Attach the rules of incorporation to the remarks column of the application form. A communication services should have definite rules of operation... ............. ..... .... ... Attach the rules of incorporation to the remarks column of the application form. AD = [Network administration organizations] Computer network administration organizations. An organization of this type should have definite rules of operation for the purpose of providing network services through interconnection of organizations having individual domain names. Attach the rules of network administration to the remarks column of the application form. These domain names may be used only by the network administration division of the network servicing organization. Foreign organizations and companies will be treated in the same manner as with Japanese equivalents or Japanese organizations of the similar type. 4.Application - Application - An organization domain name will be registered based on the application submitted by the administrative contact (to be defined later) who is responsible for use of the domain name in the area concerned. The area referred to above means an organization, such as a corporation or a school. For the details of the procedures for applying for a new domain name, or changing an existing domain name and deleting an existing domain name, refer to "Application for a new JP domain name (domain-name-new.txt)", "Application for a JP domain name change (domain-name-change.txt)" and "Application for deletion of a JP domain name (domain-name-delete.txt)", respectively. For this purpose, use the application form contained in each of these documents. - Submission of application - An application may be submitted by E-mail or mail. It is requested that E-mail be used as far as possible to reduce the record processing burden on the part of JPNIC. Please note that your application, if sent by mail, needs to be input into the computer after arrival to JPNIC and its acceptance may therefore require several days more than when it is sent by E-mail. If the technical contact does not have access to E-mail, it is possible to register an application intermediary who can use E-mail. No application will be accepted if sent by fax. (The technical contact and the application intermediary will be defined later.) -If you use E-mail, send your application to : firstname.lastname@example.org -If you send your application form by mail, enclose it in an envelop indicating "Domain Name Application Form Enclosed" in red on its face, together with another stamped envelope bearing the return address, and send it to the following address. The enclosed stamped envelope will be used to send a notice to you. Japan Network Information Center Domain Name Working Group Mansui Bldg. 3F, 2-9-18, Kanda-Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101, Japan - Contact Persons for application form - To apply for a domain name required the following two persons. They may be the same person. a. Administrative Contact The network manager of the organization that will use the domain name applied. The administrative contact will assume all responsibilities associated with the application of a domain name and the use of the registered domain name. JPNIC will send a copy of any E-mail required to be sent to the administrative contact. b. Technical Contact The technical contact is the person responsible for responding to clerical and technical inquires in relation to the network to be applied for. After a domain name has been registered, any inquiry about the domain name registered will be made to the technical contact. In case the application was made by the application intermediary, which will be defined later, JPNIC will make any inquery about the domain name to the application intermediary until the domain name will be registered, and after the registration, to the technical contact. It is requested that a person capable of processing communication from JPNIC in an active manner be assigned as technical contact. JPNIC will send the administrative contact a carbon copy of any E-mail sent to the technical contact. If the technical contact does not have an E-mail address, it is possible to assign a person having an E-mail address (hereinafter referred to as an application intermediary) to submit an application for an organization domain by using his/her E-mail address. In this case, write the intermediary in the application form. c. Application intermediary The application intermediary is the person who will submit an application for a domain name for the technical contact. The application intermediary will be responsible for providing liaison between JPNIC and the technical contact until a notice of domain name registration is received. - Contact with JPNIC - If it is necessary for JPNIC to contact the applicant organization before a notice of domain name registration is issued, the same procedure as that for submitting an application will be followed. That is, JPNIC will contact the application intermediary or the technical contact depending on whether the application was sent through the application intermediary or submitted directly from the applicant organization by mail. The application intermediary is requested to pass any message received from JPNIC to the technical contact without fail. JPNIC will not assume any responsibility with respect to communication between the application intermediary and the technical contact. After a notice of domain name registration has been issued, any information from JPNIC will be sent to the administrative contact and technical contact registered. Contact will be made by telephone or mail until their E-mail addresses are entered in the JPNIC database as personal information. If E-mail addresses capable of communication with JPNIC have been established for the administrative contact and technical contact or their E-mail addresses have been changed, please update the related personal information in the JPNIC database without delay. JPNIC will contact them by using the E-mail address registered in the personal information in the JPNIC database. - Keeping more than one domain name - A single organization is not allowed to have more than one organization domain name except when: - the organization is in the process of changing the current organization domain name to another one - the same organization applies for its own domain name and multiple domain names for use with the communication services or network under its control. - Disclosure of information described in application form - JPNIC and any organization under its commission may disclose the information described in the application forms received (except for the information written in the remarks column). Any other information exchanged with administrative contact and/or technical contact will not be disclosed without their approval. - Registration of domain name - The domain name registered shall not be assigned. - Cancellation of domain name registration - If a false description or the like is found in the application in the process of acceptance procedure, JPNIC may make it invalid. If the domain name applied for has already been registered, JPNIC may cancel it. 5.Procedure for application This section gives a general description of the procedure for application for domain name registration. For the details of the procedures for applying for a new domain name, or changing an existing domain name and deleting an existing domain name, refer to "Application for a new JP domain name (domain-name-new.txt)", "Application for a JP domain name change (domain-name-change.txt)" and "Application for deletion of a JP domain name(domain-namedelete.txt)", respectively. The application procedure should be followed by the technical contact under supervision of the administrative contact. The application form should be printed on a word processor or the like. As a rule, communication with JPNIC should be made by the technical contact when processing the application form and also after the registration of a domain name. Upon submission of an application form, JPNIC will examine it and within ten days of receipt, inform the technical contact whether the domain name applied for can be registered or not within ten* days. If it is found that the domain name applied for needs to undergo examination, JPNIC will inform the technical contact to that effect within ten* days. In the case of an application form sent by the technical contact or the application intermediary using E-mail, JPNIC's notice will be given to the technical contact or the application intermediary, respectively. In the case of an application form sent by mail, notice will be given to the technical contact by mail. (The expression "within xx* days" means the number of days from receipt of the application form at JPNIC and the sending of a reply by JPNIC except holidays. The actual number of days required must, therefore, take into account the number of holidays and the number of days required for communication by E-mail or mail.) The date of JPNIC's notice of domain name registration will be regarded as the date of the registration of the domain name. In the following three cases, JPNIC deems that no application form has been submitted and take no steps accordingly: -The application form has failed to reach JPNIC. -The application form sent by mail does not contain a stamped return envelope. -The return envelope was sent back to JPNIC for some reason, e.g., it bears a wrong address. 6.Inquiry about domain name Inquiries about a domain name may be accepted in the process of application or after its application, provided such inquiries will be made by E-mail or mail. (No telephone inquiry will be accepted.) -An inquiry by E-mail should be sent to email@example.com by writing the domain name applied for or registered in the subject column as shown in the following sample: Sample: Subject: Question: XXXXX.YY.JP -An inquiry by mail should be sent to the following address in an envelope indicating "Question about domain name included" in red on the surface, enclosing a stamped return envelop bearing the return address. The return envelop will be used by JPNIC to send a reply. Japan Network Information Center Domain Name Working Group Japan Network Information Center Mansui Bldg. 3F, 2-9-18, Kanda-Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101, Japan