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.kyoto has been selected as the management operator!~Kyoto Prefecture to strengthen transmission of 'Kyoto Power' by utilizing ICT expertise

Kyoto prefectural government selected to strengthen transmission of 'Kyoto Power' by utilizing 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 Is a member organization of the Kyoto Prefectural Information Industry Association, a school corporation of the Kyoto Computer Gakuin Group, The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics On January 1st, it was the only one selected by Kyoto Prefecture.

Kyoto University was established in April 2004 as Japan's first graduate school specializing in ICT, inheriting the traditions and achievements of Kyoto Computer Institute, which was established in 1963 and has been providing computer and information processing education for about 50 years.

In preparation for the application, the Kyoto Information Industry Association, an incorporated association approved by Kyoto Prefecture, established the Dot Kyoto Steering Committee (Chairman: Sadahiro Kitagawa, President of Kagoya Japan Co.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).Kyoto Institute of Information Sciences was judged to be the most appropriate applicant based on the following points: (1) it holds the " .edu " domain name as a U.S. federally accredited higher education institution, and (2) it has a high level of expertise in ICT (information and communications technology).We have received support from many organizations, including Doshisha University, other nearby universities, and the National Association of Local Information Industries (ANIA).In response to this, The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics proceeded with various preparations and filed an application with Kyoto Prefecture on February 10th.

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.In addition to promoting appropriate management and operation, the University will actively work together with related public institutions to build a portal community site where only public institutions and public corporations that have acquired .kyoto can register and disseminate information, promote collaboration among corporations, and conduct various related projects aimed at contributing to the tourism, film, animation, and other content industries.

From now on, the university will apply to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a U.S. organization that centrally manages domain names worldwide, as a "registry.After that, we will establish the management system such as server construction, domain sales and management, and plan specific events.