.JP and .NET Domain Owners Set To Boost Online Presence With .JP.NET, The New Domain For Japan

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TOKYO, JAPAN (March 20, 2012) - Just over a month before the public scramble commences to snap up .jp.net domains on a first-come, first-served basis, an exclusive invitation has been extended to .jp and .net registrants to secure their matching domains at Japan's newest extension.

The offer will provide valuable assurance to existing domain holders who wish to protect their online assets and uniquely benefit from the domain's ability to simultaneously achieve international exposure and register their Japanese identity - allowing their websites to be easily located by local and global search engines and customers.

"As a rights-focused registry we appreciate the importance of allocating .jp.net registrations in a fair and equitable manner, not least because those who successfully secure their desired .jp.net domain names will be rewarded with significant exposure in a nation whose internet penetration ranks amongst the world's top 20" said Ben Crawford, CEO of CentralNic, the Registry Operator for .JP.NET.

Following a Sunrise phase that experienced high demand from prominent global brands it is expected that entitled domain holders will follow suit by swiftly capitalizing on this significant opportunity to obtain internet real-estate in the world's third largest economy.

Eligible registrants are invited to register through one of .JP.NET's official distribution partners.

About .JP.NET

.JP.NET is the new domain for Japan, bringing together two highly recognised domain extensions, .JP + .NET, to create one powerful online marketing tool that enables corporations, e-commerce sites, blogs, brands, services, social networks, or any other online endeavour to simultaneously network with Japanese and global communities - offering unparalleled online reach. The new domain for Japan offers incredible versatility together with a restriction-free registration policy. JP.NET is available for registration through leading Japanese and international registrars.

About CentralNic

The only registry to launch three new domain extensions in the past year, CentralNic manages a portfolio of 27 domain extensions, including .US.COM in the USA, UK.COM and UK.NET in the United Kingdom, .CN.COM in China, .COM.DE in Germany and .LA - the world's first city TLD. One of the longest-running domain registries in the world, CentralNic is the Registry Service Provider of choice for new domains requiring proven secure and stable technology, global distribution, and expertise in both marketing and the domain industry.

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