TOKYO, August 8, 2018—Canon Inc. announced today that from August 20, 2018, company email addresses that until now have ended with @canon.co.jp will now make use of the ".canon" top-level domain1 (TLD) and end with @mail.canon.
In February 2015, Canon Inc. attained the usage rights to the .canon domain and, in May 2016, Canon changed the URL of its global website from www.canon.com to global.canon. What's more, the domain is gradually being adopted by Canon Group companies around the world. Because ".canon" can only be used by Canon Group companies and services as well as related organizations, visitors to sites that use the TLD can easily confirm their authenticity and be assured that the information they contain is reliable. Additionally, by leveraging the simplicity of the TLD, which is easy to remember and easy to understand, Canon aims to enhance the Company's global brand value.
As part of this, Canon Inc. email addresses2,3 will begin using the .canon domain name from August 20, 2018. With other Canon Group companies also gradually changing their email addresses to included @mail.canon, Canon is taking this chance to adopt a uniform domain, improving communication and increasing operation efficiency.