On June 1, 2015, the Cyber Kyoto Institute of the Kyoto College of Graduate Institute of Informatics (KCGI), which is the sole operator (registry) of the geographic name top-level domain ".kyoto" with the support of Kyoto Prefecture, opened in the Keihanna Open Innovation Center (KICK), an academic research facility of the prefecture located in Seika-cho and Kizugawa City, Kyoto Prefecture.
KCG groups such as The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics and Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG) commemorate the establishment of Cyber Kyoto Research Laboratories. We are planning to hold “Investigating Cello”.
In September 2014, the Cyber Kyoto Institute received the first approval from the prefectural government as the center's research utilization plan.In addition, on May 26, 2015, the Kyoto Institute of Information and Kyoto Prefecture concluded a comprehensive agreement on collaboration and cooperation, which includes strengthening the dissemination of the Kyoto brand using ".kyoto".
On June 1, 2015, "ususenke.kyoto" by Urasenke Tea Ceremony made its debut in cyberspace as the first domain name to be registered, and a number of Kyoto-based companies and organizations are preparing to register their domain names in the future.The Founders Program runs through November 30 of this year.The subsequent sales program is based on the regulations of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), a U.S. non-profit organization that manages domains used on the Internet. The schedule is as follows: "Sunrise I" (for alphanumeric and hyphenated character strings registered as trademarks) starting in October, priority registration for public and public service organizations and "Sunrise II" (for trademarked character strings) starting in December, "Landrush" (for sale at a premium price) starting in January 2016, and general registration starting in February 2016.