|Manager:||City of Nagoya|
|Registry Provider:||GMO Registry|
|Registry Backend:||GMO Registry|
|Parked Domain %:||78.57 %|
|Delegation:||29 January 2014|
|General Availability:||23 June 2014|
.nagoya is one of the new GeoTLDs submitted to ICANN under its new gTLD expansion program. The application was submitted by GMO Registry, which was selected by the City of Nagoya to handle the operations of the .nagoya gTLD registry if approved by the internet governing body. GMO Registry is also responsible in developing strategies to increase the awareness of the .nagoya TLD locally and internationally. 
The following is excerpted from the applicant's response to question #18:
"Nagoya is the capital city of the Aichi Prefecture, which is located on the central of the main island of Japan. It is the third largest city in Japan by population, approximately 2.2 millions, and it is a center for politics, economy, and culture in the midland. The city has several cultural properties and has a high profile in commerce and manufacturing since early times. Also, it is a popular tourist destination offering traditional and modern culture, history, sports, arts, architectures, and foods of Japan.
While .nagoya domain name registration is open for everyone, the Applicant will recommend that registrants to incorporate information related to City of Nagoya on websites in the TLD space. Information about best practices and prohibited usage will be published on the Applicant’s website. Seeking to ensure that .nagoya delivers high quality City of Nagoya related content supports the Applicant’s objective of making a positive contribution to the economy, industry, culture and community in City of Nagoya.
Please note: The .nagoya domain name registration is open for everyone in general. However, it does not allow registration by entities that are related to antisocial forces in Japan, consistent with the anti-gang ordinance enacted by the prefecture. In case such registration is reported, the domain name may be denied, cancelled, or transferred any registration or transaction, or may be deleted or placed on lock, hold, or similar status."
Delegation and Availability
- GMO Registry Receives Letter of Support from City of Nagoya to Operate New generic Top Level Domain, .nagoya
- Delegated Strings, ICANN.org Retrieved 29 Jan 2014
- Application Download, gTLDresult.ICANN.org Retrieved 18 Feb 2013
- Registry Agreements, ICANN.org Retrieved 25 Oct 2013