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{{TLD| |logo = |status = Delegated |manager = [[BusinessRalliart]] |country = Japan, International |language = |stringcontention = Possible |registryprovider = |registrations = |date = 02 March 2014 |type = [[GeoTLD]] |priority = 294 |community = |keypeople = }} '''.okinawa''' is a delegated gTLD [[ICANN]]'s [[New gTLD Program|new gTLD program]]. Two entities, [[BusinessRalliart]] Inc. and [[GMO Registry]], both originally announced intentions to apply for the extension. Both entities also declared intentions to apply for [[.ryukyu]] as well.[http://domainincite.com/japan-gets-two-new-geo-tld-projects/ Japan Gets Two new geo TLD projects, DomainIncite.com][http://www.gmo.jp/en/news/article/?id=502 News Article, GMO.jp] Furthermore, both companies are included in a list of 4 Japanese companies that received approval from the Government of Osaka to apply and run [[.osaka]].[http://domainincite.com/four-companies-given-ok-for-osaka/ Four Companies Given Ok for Osaka, DomainIncite.com] '''In the end, only [[BusinessRalliart]] applied for .okinawa'''. The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the [[Root Zone]] on 2 March 2014.[http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/delegated-strings Delegated Strings, ICANN.org] Retrieved 5 March 2014 Business Railliart had announced that investors in its bid for .okinawa and [[.ryukyu]] include a well-known Okinawan and Japanese rental car service and a restaurant chain.[http://urbanbrain.posterous.com/japans-first-geotld-announcement-ryukyu-okina Japans First GeoTLD Announcement Ryukyu Okina, UrbanBrain.Posterous.com] Okinawa is a southern Prefecture in Japan, and it is a major part of the Ryukyu chain of islands.[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okinawa_Prefecture Okinawa Prefecture, en.Wikipedia.org] ==Contract Signed== On December 5, 2013 [[BusinessRalliart]] received a [[Registry Agreement]] signed by [[ICANN]] for .okinawa after passing all the required processes needed to become a [[Registry Operator]] for the string.[http://domainincite.com/15245-donuts-portfolio-swells-as-icann-signs-31-new-gtld-contracts Donuts Portfolio Swells as ICANN Signs 31 New gTLD Contracts, DomainIncite] Retrieved 06 Dec 2013 ==Delegation and Availability== .okinawa was delegated to the [[Root Zone]] of the [[DNS]] on 2 March, 2014, completing the successful application for the string. ==References== {{reflist}} [[Category:TLD]] [[Category:TLDs with Registry Agreements|okinawa]]

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Registrar Details

OKINAWA Domain Name
BRegistry, Inc.
Cerulean Tower
Shibuya ku, Tokyo 150 8512
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