.US - United States

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Location: North America.

Domain Name availability: Must be citizen, resident or have a bona fide business presence in the USA or its territories.

Registry: nic.us. There are many accredited registrars.

Whois: whois.nic.us (may not be working).

Cost: set by registrar, about the same or a little less than .com.

Second level extensions: Many. One popular one is .kids.us There are also locality based names such as new-york.ny.us . Most names use only the .US without second level ex.

There are seven "adult" words that are not acceptable for .US domains, including in combination with other words. Just because your registration is accepted does not prevent them from taking back your domain if it contains one of the seven evil words. For educational purposes here are the words, defanged for general audiences: s**t, p**s, f**k, c**t, c**ks***er, m****rf**ker, and t*ts. This results from a Supreme Court decision, Federal Communications Commission v. Pacifica Foundation, 438 U.S. 726 (1978), which gives the FCC the right to restrict these words (and no others??), although the domain restrictions are contractual, they are in the .US terms of use. Anyway, be warned that the protectors of the public weal are watching. There may also be restrictions on adult content.

.us is far overshadowed by .com, which means many names are still available on .us .

Nice one word .US domains are sometimes available for sale at: BNDN.com

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Information is from the official (dot US) registry, unless noted. Individual registrar price lists will vary greatly. You should contact several registrars for prices of domains before you buy. Only information you find at a website from the registry or in an e-mail sent by them should ever be assumed to be accurate, and probably not even that.

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