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.kyoto" started Sunrise I in October.Alphanumeric trademark registration character strings are covered.

The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics Cyber Kyoto Research Laboratories has registered a trademark registrant (alphanumeric and hyphenated character string) as a sales program “Sunrise I” for the top name domain “.kyoto” from October 1st. Sales to the target).

The Cyber Kyoto Institute of the Kyoto Institute of Information is the sole registry operator of ".kyoto" with the support of Kyoto Prefecture. ".kyoto" was launched on June 1 this year, and the first user is Urasenke, a tea ceremony master based in Kyoto, who participated in the Founders Program and launched "" on the same day.Participation in the Founders Program, which allows users to reserve and acquire up to 20 domain names in advance, is available until November 30, 2012.

The ".kyoto" sales program will proceed in accordance with the rules of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a U.S. non-profit organization that manages the domains used on the Internet.Following "Sunrise I", from December, priority registration for public and public service organizations and "Sunrise II" (for character strings that have been registered as trademarks.The schedule is as follows: the Japanese reading of the trademark registration must match the Roman notation perfectly), "Land Rush" (sold at a premium price) from January 2016, and general registration from February 2016.

The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics, with the support of Kyoto Prefecture, applied to ICANN as a management operator for the operation of “.kyoto” and was approved in July 2013.This means that there is no other educational institution in the world that is responsible for the operation and management of a geographical name top-level domain.The sale of .kyoto is limited to residents of Kyoto Prefecture, and the use of .kyoto is positioned as a "public service project" jointly undertaken by industry, government and academia. While establishing a clean domain that can be used safely by children and students, we are gathering our wisdom to promote the use of .kyoto, which will lead to the further enhancement of the international name recognition and brand power of Kyoto as a whole, and the revitalization of social and economic activities.The Cyber Kyoto Institute, the organization in charge of the operation, was established on June 1, 2015, at the Keihanna Open Innovation Center (KICK, formerly known as Watashi no Shigoto Kan, Seika-cho and Kizugawa City), an academic research facility operated by the prefectural government.In September last year, the Cyber Kyoto Institute received the first approval from the prefectural government as a research utilization plan for the center.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".

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