.US is the TLD for the United States, and is regulated by the NeuStar registry.
There are certain names that are not available for
registration. Consistent with ICANN and gTLD procedures, all existing
TLDs and two-character country codes are reserved from registration. In
addition, the following names are reserved:
All domains, of any length, beginning with 18xx, or 1-8xx, or 8xx, where x is any number from 0 to 9 inclusive.
All domains beginning with nxx or 1nxx or 1-nxx
followed by exactly seven numbers, not including hyphens, where n is any
number form 2 to 9 inclusive, and x is any number from 0 to 9
All domains beginning with xxxxx, where x is any number from 0 to 9 inclusive.
Examples of reserved names
Examples of non-reserved names
.US domains can be registered for a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 10 years.
.US Registration Considerations
Prospective Registrants of a .US domain name must
fall in one of three U.S. Nexus categories and must certify that they
have a "bona fide presence in the United States." When registering a .US
domain, prospective registrants must indicate their use of the domain
by selecting one of the Nexus categories.
When registering a .US domain, prospective
registrants must indicate their use of the domain by selecting one of
the following categories:
Nexus Category 1
A natural person (i) who is a United States citizen,
(ii) a permanent resident of the United States of America or any of its
possessions or territories, or (iii) whose primary place of domicile is
in the United States of America or any of its possessions.
Nexus Category 2
A United States entity or organization that is (i)
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 (including a federal, state, or local government of the
United States, or a political subdivision thereof, and unincorporated
organizations based in the United States).
Nexus Category 3
An entity or organization (including a federal,
state, or local government of the United States, or a political
subdivision thereof) that has a bona fide presence in the United States
of America or any of its possessions or territories.
If foreign entity, applicant must state country of citizenship.
Check from category list, basis for compliance with
Nexus requirement - regularly sells goods in the United States;
regularly provides services in the United States; regularly engages in
business activities, trade or other business (commercial or
non-commercial including not-for-profit) relations in the United States;
Maintains an office or other property within the United States.
Nexus requirements can be entered during the registration process, and altered via the Manage Web Interface.
Note: By agreeing to the
policies of the registry, Registrants agree to having one of these
requirements. Nothing further is required from the Reseller to prove the
Registrant has a legitimate registration.
For an up to date version of the official Nexus Requirements from the Neustar registry, please see the usTLD Nexus Requirements document located here: