GMO Registry

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GMO Registry Logo.png
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, Chairperson of the Board of Directors

Hiro Tsukahara, Representative Director and CEO
Yoshitake Tamura, Director
Yusuke Adachi, Director
Tomoyuki Furuya, Auditor
Takaaki Matsunaga, Auditor
Tomohisa Matsuba, Aduditor

TLDs: 6
Registrations: 991,343

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 businesses that make up the highly successful and diversified, GMO Internet Group.[2]

In November 20011, 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]


  •  TLD (Top Level Domain) Registry Operations and Management

Management, operation and sales of TLDs for which GMO Registry is the Registry Operator; .shop, .tokyo, .nagoya, .yokohama

  • TLD Backend Registry Services and Support Services

Registry Service Provider. TLD management and operations.

  • Specialized TLD Backend Registry Services and Support Services for Brand TLDs

Management and operation of TLDs representing global brands including .canon, .hitachi, .toshiba

  • ccTLD (country code Top Level Domain) Operations and Support

Management, operation and support for ccTLDs including Indonesia ccTLD, .id


July 2009 GMO Registry, Inc. is founded.
April 2010 Contracted to provide backend registry operation and support services to the Federal Republic of Somalia for .so.
May 2010 Partnership formed with Canon, Inc. to provide application and operation support for .canon.
September 2011 Contracted to provide backend registry operation and support services to the Republic of Indonesia for .id.
November 2011 GMO Registry receives official support from the Tokyo metropolitan government for .tokyo top level domain.
April 2012 Contracted to provide backend registry operation and support services for Japanese Geo TLDs .okinawa and .ryukyu.
July 2014 .tokyo opens for registration.
May 2015 GMO Registry launches 20th brand TLD on behalf of brand clients.
December 2015 Partnership formed with GMO Brights Consulting, Inc. to provider backend registry services to Brights Consulting customers.
January 2016 GMO Registry acquires .shop in record-breaking ICANN public auction.
September 2016 .shop opens registration.
January 2017 .shop opens for registration in China.