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June 22, 2011
Press Release
                                                                                                                               GMO Registry, Inc.

GMO Registry to Submit Tender for Operation of New Geographic Domain .tokyo 

Tokyo – June 22, 2011 – GMO Registry today announces its intention to submit a tender to the Metropolitan Government of Tokyo to operate .tokyo, a geographic domain name to be applied for under the recently approved new gTLD program. The Tokyo government stated its intention to select a registry operator last Friday.
 As a GMO Internet Group company GMO Registry offers the expertise and operational experience of Japan's leading Internet services provider and a group that manages over 1.9 million domains. GMO Registry will strive to contribute to the growth and development of the .tokyo domain, and to promote Tokyo both domestically and globally.         
About GMO Registry
GMO Registry was established in 2009 to provide all-in registry solutions for new gTLDs including assistance with the application process, building and operating backend systems, and marketing support. Already, global companies Canon and Hitachi have chosen to partner with GMO Registry to secure their respective brands as TLDs and last week we announced DotRyukyu – a registry now in the process of being established - would partner with us to apply for and operate the two Japanese geoTLDs .okinawa and .ryukyu.
In addition to providing registry support services GMO Registry will also submit its own application for the extension .shop. With DotShop GMO Registry aims to build a dedicated namespace for ecommerce businesses worldwide. Please visit the following URL for more information on GMO Registry services:
Domain Terminology
(Generic Top Level Domain) In June 2008 the Board of ICANN, the organization that coordinates the Internet’s addressing system, approved a recommendation overhauling the rules for introducing TLDs. Until now users have been restricted to 22 gTLDs (.com, .net etc.), and with the exception of country and regional TLDs, applications for specific new gTLDS were solicited by ICANN and subjected to their application and screening process. The new gTLD rules would significantly relax the existing process, paving the way for organizations to put forward their own applications for top level domains. Applications will open in January 2012.
(Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) Non-profit organization responsible for the global management of Internet domain names and IP addresses. It also holds the authority to designate official domain registration companies.
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GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group is a leading force in the Internet industry offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of Internet services worldwide. The group is the top provider of domain registration, web hosting, ecommerce, and payment processing solutions in Japan and operates a host of other Internet services including global online security services, search engine marketing and online securities trading. At the center of the group is GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. 
GMO Registry, Inc. 
Company Name
Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
Masatosho Kumagai
Business Description
- Domain registry services
JPY 100 million
GMO Internet Inc.
Company Name
GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE First Section Code: 9449)
Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
Masatoshi Kumagai
Business Description
- Web Infrastructure & Ecommerce – Internet Media
- Internet Securities – Social Media & Smartphone Platform
JPY 2 billion