.JP, .TW, .CO.NZ – the domains that will open your way to the Japanese, Taiwanese or New Zealand markets, respectively
Although managing to get a top choice generic domain like .COM and .NET for your site can open you the door to any dream audience you target, there are still cases where you’d rather go with a country-code domain extension. Such is the case with the official domains for some of the well developed countries in the world, Japan (dotJP), Taiwan (dot TW) and New Zealand (dotCO.NZ).
If you are planning to operate on any of those lucrative and open-to-foreign-trade markets you will have to seriously think of registering your web presence under their corresponding local domains. Why would you do that? Despite their openness to the international market combined with strongly developed IT technologies and widespread Internet use, those countries have preserved a deep respect to their own cultural identity even as far as global space is concerned. Hence, owning a website under a local domain will have a much higher value for the success of your business in this particular country than any other killer generic dotcom choice.
The .JP domains are accessible to both Japanese and non-Japanese companies, organizations and individuals and can be registered for a period of one year. As a .JP registrant you will need to specify a permanent contact address and phone number in Japan. With each .JP domain registration you will have the option to edit the WHOIS information of your domain, and even park the domain (point it to a parking page or to a real website) until you are ready to launch your website online.
The .TW domains are wide open for registration to anyone, with no specific registrant contact requirements set by the .TW registry. Getting a .TW domain for your site will bring your web presence a few steps closer to the Taiwanese audience. You can usually register a .TW domain for up to 10 years at a time. The registration supports a few important domain control options like Edit WHOIS, domain parking and even a transfer of your .TW domain from one registrar to another.
Similar to the .JP TLD, the .CO.NZ domains are also widely accessible to individuals and organizations from around the world for a 1-year period. Nevertheless, registering a .CO.NZ domain is associated with a few basic requirements: if you plan to use it for a personal website, then you will need to be of age as its owner; if your site will serve a non-profit or commercial purpose, then the domain must be registered on the name of a properly constituted organization. The domain control options supported by .CO.NZ include Edit WHOIS and domain parking.
All of the three country code domains can be registered through the NTC Hosting site. You can manage your.JP, .TW, or .CO.NZ domain through the fully featured Domain Manager integrated into our Control Panel.