GAcceptable Use and Anti-Abuse Policy

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This policy sets forth activities that GMO Registry and affilliated registry operators consider abusive use of domain names, and actions we may take in response.

GMO Registry periodically conducts technical analysis to assess whether domains in the TLD are being used to perpetrate security threats such as pharming, phishing, malware, and botnets. In addition, abusive use may be reported or to:

GMO Registry Abuse Officer
Cerulean Tower
26-1 Sakuragaokacho,
Tokyo 150-8512
Email: abuse(at)

Abusive Use

Use of TLDs in connection with illegal, fraudulent or malicious activities is prohibited, including, without limitation:

  • - Spam: sending of unsolicited bulk messages whether by email, instant messenger services, mobile text messaging, or to web sites or Internet forums;
  • - Pharming, DNS hacking or any other interference with DNS resolution;
  • - Phishing or any other attempt to fraudulently acquire sensitive information including but not limited to credit card details or login passwords;
  • - Willful distribution of malware including but not limited to viruses and Trojan horses;
  • - botnets including fast-flux techniques and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks;
  • - Distribution of content prohibited under any applicable Laws or regulations;
  • - Distribution of child pornography or child abuse images; and
  • - Hacking or illegally accessing computers or networks.

Malicious Use of Orphan Glue Records

GMO Registry will take action to remove orphan glue records (as defined at when written evidence is obtained that such records are present in connection with malicious conduct.

Reservation of Rights

GMO Registry reserves the right to deny, cancel or transfer any registration or transaction, or place any domain name(s) on registry lock, hold or similar status, that it deems necessary, in its discretion;

  1. (1)to protect the integrity and stability of the registry;
  2. (2)to comply with any applicable laws, government rules or requirements, requests of law enforcement, or any dispute resolution process;
  3. (3)to avoid any liability, civil or criminal, on the part of Registry, as well as its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, and employees;
  4. (4)per the terms of any applicable registration agreement;
  5. (5)in the event of an occurrence of one of the prohibited activities listed above; or
  6. (6)to correct mistakes made by Registry or any Registrar in connection with a domain name registration.

Scope of Policy

This policy is applicable to the following Top Level Domains.

  • .shop
  • .tokyo
  • .nagoya
  • .yokohama
  • .okinawa
  • .ryukyu
  • .dnp
  • .gmo
  • .nhk
  • .suzuki
  • .otsuka
  • .kddi
  • .jcb
  • .nico
  • .goo
  • .yodobashi
  • .goldpoint
  • .canon
  • .toshiba
  • .panasonic
  • .toray
  • .honda
  • .komatsu
  • .hisamitsu
  • .bridgestone
  • .firestone
  • .sony
  • .playstation
  • .ricoh
  • .epson
  • .brother
  • .mitsubishi
  • .nec
  • .toyota
  • .lexus
  • .fujitsu
  • .hyundai
  • .kia
  • .softbank
  • .sharp