What is .kyoto

With its rapid growth in recent years, the Internet has become indispensable for information gathering, communicating and doing business. During the process, ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), the U.S. public service corporation that manages and controls the global Internet structure, announced a wide liberalization of top-level domain (TLD) subscriptions in 2011. Since then, there have been more than 1,900 TLD subscriptions worldwide. The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics won Kyoto Prefecture’s sole support to apply for a TLD that expresses a place name. In fiscal 2015, the geographic TLD “.kyoto” was born.

At present, the huge amount of information on the Internet has a beneficial side that includes help in intellectual pursuits and promotion of business opportunities. Yet, unreliable information, information that fosters crime, and harmful websites also exist. It can’t help but be said that management companies are partly to blame for ignoring this situation. As the main operations manager of “.kyoto,” The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics has promoted further strengthening of the “Kyoto world brand” with all-Kyoto industries, governments, and academia. With the aim of contributing to greater value for all of Kyoto Prefecture, KCGI also has advocated construction of a Kyoto-unique cyberspace in which a clean, safe and secure TLD facilitates the dissemination of information.

TLD “.kyoto” leads to the realization of Kyoto Prefecture in cyberspace. As an entity poised on the frontier of an industrial, governmental, and academic joint undertaking, it presumes to collect prefecture-related information to fortify the proud Kyoto brand. As physical Kyoto ties up with cyberspace .kyoto, it becomes all the more possible to enhance the charms of Kyoto conveyed to the world over the Internet. Expectations are that “.kyoto” will serve to expand Kyoto’s social economy and culture.

“www. **** .kyoto” is an Internet website

address—such as “www. **** .com” or “www. **** .com”
with a top-level domain name unique to Kyoto.

.kyoto official website

Significance of .kyoto

  1. Make ample use of “.kyoto” while securing the reliability of corporations, science–education institutions, and local companies.
  2. Lead to improvement in the international reputation and brand image for all of Kyoto.

Revitalization of social–economic activities