General information about .us domain extension
Special provisions for .us domain
The owner may reside in any country.
Administrative contact - in the USA.
Real time registration
After a prior notification of renewal or expiration of a .us domain, it will be automatically returned to the Registry for registration according to the rule first come, first served.
Trends and general information
The .us domain has been around since February 1985, making it one of the oldest top-level domains. The registered internet addresses are managed by the American company "NeuStar".
The .us domain is the country-specific domain for each country in the United States. As the so-called ccTLD (top-level domain of country code), it is available especially to residents and companies in the United States of America.
Initially, the .us domain was intended for websites that provided content that was targeted to the United States of America. Purchasing policy requires administrative contact in the US to register a .us personal domain.
CcTLD .us sites enjoy a relatively high reputation for both search engines and visitors. In America, the domain names .com and .us are very large, which means search engine rankings are good.
If you would like to register a ccTLD .us domain name via NAV, you will benefit from many advantages: The order process is completed in a few seconds - after a final data check, we usually activate the .us domains in one day.
Mainly, in the US, the .us domain enjoys great popularity. It is used by both large companies and private individuals. The management company "NeuStar" estimates that about 1,000 new .us domains are registered daily - statistics at the end of 2009 indicate about 1.5 million domain names were registered.
The chances of finding a .us domain suitable for business or private web project are relatively high. Due to the relatively low prevalence of .us domains compared to .com domains, you can buy and register your preferred domain name from NAV to obtain an equivalent to the American standard .com. You can easily register and buy your personal .us domain directly from NAV and we recommend that you act quickly, otherwise competitors may register it.