August 23, 2018

GMO Registry announces .tokyo has reached
100,000 Domain Name Registrations

  • GMO Registry, Inc.

Tokyo, Japan – August 23, 2018 – GMO Internet Group company, GMO Registry announces that ".tokyo", the Top Level Domain (hereafter “TLD”) representing Tokyo, the capital city of Japan, reached 100,000 domfames. This significant milestone comes just over 4 years since .tokyo opened for business in July 2014.

Since its debut, .tokyo has continued to attract both individuals and businesses with affinity to the City of Tokyo. As a result, .tokyo became the No.1 Geographic TLD on August 20 by registration volume ahead of 33 other Geographic TLDs including .london, .nyc, and .paris, which are TLDs for the cities of London, New York and Paris respectively.

Source: nTLDStats as of August 23,2018.

About .tokyo

.tokyo allows any business, community, or individual regardless of region, nationality, or race to clearly and intuitively link their online identity to the city's global brand backed by 35 Million in population and $1.5 Trillion in City GDP, which is the largest of all City GDPs.

Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers UK Economic Outlook November 2009


In November 2011, GMO Registry won official support from the Metropolitan Government of Tokyo to operate .tokyo after presenting a vision for a domain that would make a valuable contribution to the community and economy of Tokyo and build the city’s online brand both locally and globally. GMO Registry signed an agreement with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to operate .tokyo, on November 11, 2013.

Use Cases

Tokyo Marathon
Tokyo Metro (Major Subway)
GINZA SIX (Major Department Store)
km Taxi (Major Taxi Service)
Shikinejima Tourism Association

About GMO Registry

GMO Registry was established in July 2009 to provide all-in registry solutions for new gTLDs including assistance with the new gTLD application process, building and operating registry systems, and marketing support. The company is founded on the technology and extensive industry experience of the GMO Internet Group. A total of 42 Global brands including Canon and Hitachi have chosen GMO Registry as a technology partner to build exclusive branded namespaces under their own TLD.
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About GMO Internet Group

GMO Internet Group is an Internet services industry leader, developing and operating Japan’s most widely used domain, hosting & cloud, ecommerce, security, and payment solutions. The Group also includes the world’s largest online FX trading platform, as well as online advertising, Internet media, and cryptocurrency related services. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. For more information, please visit

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