GMO Registry

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Type: Public
Industry: Registry
Founded: 2009
Ownership: GMO Internet Group
Headquarters: Cerulean Tower 9-12F,
26-1 Sakuragaokacho,
Shibuya ku, Tokyo
Country: Japan
Website: GMO-Registry (English site)
Twitter: TwitterIcon.png@gmoregistry
Key People
Masatoshi Kumagai, CEO

Hirokatsu Ohigashi, Executive Director
Hiroyuki Nishiyama, Director
Tadashi Ito, Director
Yoshitake Tamura, Director
Yusuke Adachi, Director
Hiroya Tsukahara, Director
Masashi Yasuda, Auditor

TLDs: 6
Registrations: 3,790,332

More Info: nTLDStats

GMO Registry offers assistance with the new gTLD application process which was approved by ICANN in 2008.

GMO Registry is the first such business in Japan;[1] and it is one of many business that make up the highly successful and diversified, GMO Internet Group.[2]

In November, 2011, it was announced that the Tokyo Metropolitan Government had chosen to work with GMO Registry and its partner, Cloud Registry, on its proposed .tokyo gTLD.[3]

It is one of two applicants for .osaka. GMO Registry is listed as the applicant on 8 new gTLD applications and is the Registry Provider for 27 applications.[4][5]


The services offered by GMO Registry fall into three main categories:

  • New gTLD application consultation
  • Registry Services
  • Marketing Support[6]

In May of 2013, CentralNic confirmed in a letter that the company will take over the back-end gTLD registry services for all 27 GMO Registry applications. This move raised concerns that GMO Registry may have failed its ICANN technical evaluations.[5]