TLD Specifications

Registration Time
Registration period
1-10 years
Renewal period
1-10 years
Allowed character length
1 - 63 characters
Allowed characters
a-z, 0-9, MUST NOT contain two consecutive hyphens in the third and fourth character positions and MUST NOT start or end with a hyphen
TLD supports
Transfer locks possible
Renewal on transfer
Transfer time
10 days
Authcode length
8 - 32 characters
Handle updates
Preconfigured DNS
Allowed Nameservers
1 - 13
Local contact requirements
Owner contact required
Autorenew Grace Period
35 days
Deletion Timeframe
35 days after expiration date
Redemption Period
30 days

Domain 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 must be met:

  • 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".

For further information check the .US Nexus Requirements Policy. An additionally requirement is, that the name servers need to be physically in the United States.

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