GMO Registry is one of several applicants for the new gTLD .shop. The company was established as part of the GMO Internet Group in 2009, following the ICANN decision to expand the Internet domain name space. As well as working toward becoming a new gTLD registry operator itself, GMO Registry offers new gTLD application assistance, systems development, operation, and marketing support services to other new gTLD applicants, and provides backend operation services for ccTLDs. GMO Internet Group has a long history in the domain community and is a leading force in the Internet industry in Japan. The Group provides domain name registration, hosting, ecommerce, security, and payment processing services. Other key business areas include online securities/FX trading, Internet advertising, search engine marketing, online research, and smartphone games. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Please visit http://www.gmo.jp/en for more information.
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