TLD Specifications

Registration Time
Registration period
1-10 years
Renewal period
1-10 years
Allowed character length
1 - 63 characters
Allowed characters
a-z, 0-9, - MUST NOT contain two consecutive hyphens in the third and fourth character positions and MUST NOT start or end with a hyphen
TLD supports
Transfer locks possible
Renewal on transfer
Transfer time
5 days
Authcode length
8 - 32 characters
Handle updates
Preconfigured DNS
Allowed Nameservers
1 - 13
Autorenew Grace Period
35 days
Deletion Timeframe
35 days after expiration date
Redemption Period
30 days

The Nexus Requirement is required in order to establish and maintain a dedicated Internet namespace to serve the Osaka Community. Therefore, to register a domain name under the .OSAKA Top-Level Domain at any stage in the launch (i.e. Sunrise, Landrush or General Availability) the Registrant (person or entity) must meet the Nexus Requirement.

Eligible registrants include, but are not limited to:

  1. Osaka municipalities and local governments
  2. Public and private institutions in Osaka Area
  3. Organizations, companies, and other businesses/entities in Osaka
  4. Residents of Osaka
  5. Others who have a legitimate purpose for registering and using a ".osaka" domain

To register and renew a .OSAKA domain name, the Registrant must be an individual or legal entity with a bona fide presence in the Osaka area of Japan at the time of registration and thereafter; in other words, registrants must ensure they remain in compliance with the Nexus Requirement at all times. Registrants must be able to prove that one or more of the criteria set forth above are satisfied.

Validation Procedures

By registering a .OSAKA domain name the registrant self-certifies, by way of agreeing to domain name Terms and Conditions, that one or more of the Eligibility Requirements listed above are satisfied.


Registry periodically checks domains after registration to ensure continual compliance.

  • Registry will randomly select domains to perform random spot checks.
  • Registry will investigate domains as a result of specific complaints received directly from third parties.

If, upon random spot checks or via compliant from a third party, Registry identifies issues of non-compliance, Registry will provide an initial period of 30 days to Registrant to remedy the deficiency. The sponsoring Registrar will be notified and Registrant will be given the opportunity to correct any information or demonstrate compliance. If Registrant is unable to correct the information or demonstrate compliance during this period, the domain name will be suspended for 30 days. Failure to remedy the deficiency within the Suspension Period will result in the deletion of the domain name. No refund of registration fees will be granted in such cases. If Registrant is able to demonstrate compliance with the Nexus requirement during the initial Notification Period or Suspension Period, the issue will be dismissed.

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