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~Recommended by the Kyoto Information Association as appropriate for its public interest and ICT expertise

Recommended by the Kyoto Information Association as appropriate for its public interest and ICT expertise

Based on the regional characteristics of Kyoto, the geographical name top-level domain is intended to promote the creation of a sense of unity among citizens by promoting the Kyoto brand and its presence both in Japan and overseas. .kyoto The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics (KCGI) applied to Kyoto Prefecture as a" Management Operator "on February 10, 2012.

The Kyoto Information Industry Association (Kyo-Jo-Kyo), an incorporated association approved by the Kyoto prefectural government, has been studying the application since the year before last by establishing the Dot Kyoto Steering Committee (Chairman: Kagoya Japan Co., Ltd.).As a result, we found that among the member organizations of the Association, the Association has a high level of public interest and reliability (it is a school corporation with a university establishment approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology).KCGI was judged to be an appropriate applicant for the following reasons: it has the " .edu " domain, which is a U.S. federally recognized higher education institution; and it has a high level of expertise in ICT (information and communications technology).It was decided that MISHOP would endorse and support the conference.We have also received support from Doshisha University, other nearby universities, the National Association of Local Information Industry (ANIA), and many other organizations.

In response to this, KCGI has been making various preparations for application to Kyoto Prefecture.The widespread use of " .kyoto " by Kyoto Prefecture and other public corporations, as well as local businesses and educational institutions, is expected to enhance the international name recognition and brand power of Kyoto as a whole and revitalize social and economic activities.If KCGI is supported by Kyoto Prefecture as a management and operation operator, we will position it as a "public service project" jointly operated by industry, government and academia, and will not only promote proper management and operation, but also construct a portal and community site where only public institutions and public corporations that have acquired " .kyoto " can register and transmit information, promote collaboration among corporations, and actively promote various related projects to contribute to tourism, movies, animation and other content industries together with related public institutions.

After receiving a letter of support from Kyoto Prefecture, KCGI will apply to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in the U.S., which centrally manages domain names worldwide, as a "registry" to manage the " .kyoto " domain and to accept applications for registration.After that, we plan to establish a management system, such as server construction, domain sales and management, and to plan specific events.

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