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. kyoto Management and Operating Company!~Kyoto Prefecture selected to strengthen the transmission of "Kyoto Power" by making use of ICT expertise.

Selected by Kyoto Prefecture to strengthen the dissemination 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 is Japan's first professional graduate school of ICT, which opened in April 2004, inheriting the tradition and achievements of Kyoto Computer Gakuin, which was established in 1963 for the first time in Japan and has been providing computer and information processing education for about 50 years since then.

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, the association has the following characteristics among its member organizations: - High public interest and high credibility (the association is a school corporation with a university approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology).The Kyoto University of Information Science and Technology was judged to be the most appropriate applicant because of the following points: (1) it has the .edudomain as a U.S. federally accredited institution of higher education, and (2) it has high expertise in ICT (Information and Communication Technology).So far, we have received support from many organizations, including Doshisha University, neighboring universities, and the National Association of Regional Information Industry Associations (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 .kyotoby Kyoto Prefecture and other public corporations, local businesses, and educational institutions is expected to enhance the international visibility and brand power of Kyoto as a whole, thereby stimulating social and economic activities.As an administrator and operator, TUAT positions the use of .kyotoas a joint industry-government-academia "public service" and intends not only to promote appropriate management and operation, but also to actively work with related public institutions to build a portal and community site where only public institutions and public corporations that have acquired .kyotocan register and transmit information, promote collaboration among corporations, and conduct various related projects to contribute to tourism, movies, animation and other content industries.

In the future, the University will apply to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) of the United States, which centrally manages domain names worldwide, as the "registry" organization to manage them.Subsequently, we will establish an operational structure, including server construction, domain sales and management, and planning of specific events.