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.US

.US is the official country code Top-Level-Domain (ccTLD) of the United States. A .US domain can be used and registered by anyone or any corporations who comply with the registration guidelines (see Restrictions).

Us.png
Introduced 1985
Country United States
Registry Neustar
IDN Capable No
Webpage Register .US

Contents

Registry

TLD

.us

Registry

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Dispute Policy

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Limitations
  • Registrant Contacts: Required: / Maximum:
  • Admin Contacts: Required: / Maximum:
  • Tech Contacts: Required: / Maximum:
  • Billing Contacts: Required: / Maximum:

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Allowed number of NS

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Periods

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API

Domain Registration

Domains can be registered with the API AddDomain command.

command = AddDomain
domain  = (DOMAIN)

REQUIRED

ownercontact0 = (CONTACT)
admincontact0 = (CONTACT)
techcontact0 = (CONTACT)
billingcontact0 = (CONTACT)
nameserver0 = (NAMESERVER)
nameserver1 = (NAMESERVER)

x-us-nexus-apppurpose = <TEXT>
x-us-nexus-category = <TEXT>
x-us-nexus-validator = <TEXT>

OPTIONAL

auth = <TEXT> | <NULL>
transferlock = 0 | 1 | <NULL>
subuser = <TEXT> | <NULL>

Domain Transfer

There is a special procedure to handle a domain transfer. Please contact our Support-Team if you should need further information.

command = TransferDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

REQUIRED

action = REQUEST | APPROVE | DENY | CANCEL | USERTRANSFER
auth = <TEXT>

OPTIONAL

order = CREATE | REPLACE | UPDATE

subuser = <TEXT> | <NULL>
period = <PERIOD>
transferlock = 0 | 1 | <NULL>

Delete Domain

Domains can be deleted with the API DeleteDomain command.
There is no Deletion Restorable Period.

command = DeleteDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

REQUIRED

n/a


Restore Domain

command = RestoreDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

REQUIRED

n/a

OPTIONAL

renewalmode = <NULL> | <TEXT>
subuser = <TEXT>


Ownerchange


command = modifydomain
domain = <TEXT>

REQUIRED

ownercontact0 = (CONTACT)

x-us-nexus-apppurpose = <TEXT>
x-us-nexus-category = <TEXT>
x-us-nexus-validator = <TEXT>

OPTIONAL

auth = <TEXT> | <NULL>
transferlock = 0 | 1 | <NULL>
subuser = <TEXT> | <NULL>

TLD specific

Restrictions

A .US Domain can only be registered by any U.S. citizen or resident, as well as any business or organization, including federal, state, and local government with a bona fide presence in the United States.

One of the following eligibility requirements should be:

  • A natural person
    • who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America or any of its possessions or territories or
    • whose primary place of domicile is in the United States of America or any of its possessions, or
  • Any entity or organization that is
    • incorporated within one of the fifty (50) U.S. states, the District of Columbia, or any of the United States possessions or territories or
    • organized or otherwise constituted under the laws of a state of the United States of America, the District of Columbia, or any of its possessions or territories, or
  • An entity or organization (including federal, state, or local government of the United States, or a political subdivision thereof) that has a bona fide presence in the United States. See Section B.3.1 of the Neustar proposal to the Department of Commerce for details concerning what constitutes a "bona fide presence".

Special parameters

x-us-nexus-apppurpose

Choose/enter one of the following categories .

P1 - Business use for profit

P2 - Non-profit business, club, association, religious organization, etc.

P3 - Personal use

P4 - Education purposes

P5 - Government purposes


x-us-nexus-category

A natural person,

C11 - Who is a United States citizen.

C12 - Who is a permanent resident of the United States of America or any of its posessions or territories.

A U.S. Organization incorporated within one of the fifty (50) U.S. States, the District of Columbia, or any of the U.S. Possessions or territories or organized or otherwise constituted under the laws of a state of the United States of America, the District of Columbia or any of its possessions or territories or a U.S. Federal, state, or local government entity or a political subdivision thereof.

C21 - U.S. Organization incorporated within one of the 50 states or a U.S. Territory An entity or organization that has a bona fide presence in the United States of America or any of its possessions or territories.

C31 - Regularly engages in lawful activities (sales of goods or services or other business, commercial or non-commercial, including not-for-profit relations in the United States).

C32 - Entity has an office or other facility in the US.


x-us-nexus-validator
Specify the two-letter country-code of the registrant (if Nexus Category is either C31 or C32). For further information see the .US Nexus Requirements.


For more information see .US Legal Policies posted here.


Transfer

  • A .US Domain Transfer must be initiated with a so-called "Authorisation Code", which can be obtained from the current registrar through the owner or Admin-C of the domain.
  • Please ensure, that you have a correct "Authorisation Code" associated with the domain, before initiating the transfer, otherwise it will fail.
  • Ensure that your respective domain does not have a lock-status (REGISTRAR-LOCK or HOLD). This can be seen in the WHOIS. If the domain is locked, then the owner can demand that this be unlocked.
  • Initiate the transfer on time and not just shortly before the domain expires.
  • Please ensure that the domain is older than 60 days otherwise the transfer will be denied.
  • Please note that you need a signed request from the registrant before you initiate the transfer.

The transfer of a .US domain will usually take 5-10 days.

Addons

RegistrarOC

No special procedures.