“.jp” domain debuted in February 2001. With more than 500,000 domain registered, now there are more “xxx.jp” registered than other form of JP domains such as “xxx.co.jp” and “xxx.ne.jp”.
The total number of registered JP domain is 866.495 (as of Nov. 1, 2006)
Unlike “xxx.co.jp” domain, any one can obtain “xxx.jp” domain name from any where in the world, which is probably the reason for it to gain the popularity.
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