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Started Sunrise I in October ".kyoto".Alphanumeric trademarked strings are eligible

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).

Kyoto Institute of Information Science and Technology Cyber Kyoto Laboratory is the only registry supported by Kyoto Prefecture to manage ".kyoto", and the first user of ".kyoto" is Urasenke, a Kyoto-based tea ceremony company that participated in the Founders Program.Participation in the Founders Program, which allows users to pre-order and acquire up to 20 domain names, is open until November 30 of this year.

The ".kyoto" sales program will proceed in accordance with the regulations of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a non-profit organization in the United States that manages domains used on the Internet.Following "Sunrise I", from December, the public and public interest organizations will have priority registration 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 exactly match the romanization), "Landrush" from January 2016 (at a premium price), 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 use of ".kyoto" is positioned as a joint industry-government-academia "public service project," and while establishing a clean domain that even children and students can use with peace of mind, we are focusing our wisdom to further improve the international recognition and brand power of Kyoto as a whole and to promote operations that will lead to the revitalization of social and economic activities.The Cyber Kyoto Institute, the organization responsible for its operation, opened on June 1, 2015 at the Keihanna Open Innovation Center (KICK, formerly My Shigoto Kan, Seika Town and Kizugawa City), an academic research facility operated by the prefectural government.Last September, the Cyber Kyoto Research Institute received the first certification from the prefectural government as the center's research utilization plan.On May 26, 2015, Kyoto Institute of Information Science and Technology and Kyoto Prefecture signed a comprehensive agreement on collaboration and cooperation, which includes strengthening the dissemination of the Kyoto brand using ".kyoto".

.kyoto Kyoto Domain
http://nic.kyoto/

Cyber Kyoto Research Institute
http://ckl.kyoto/

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