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Can I register a '.us' domain? Non-US resident

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by dawniey, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. dawniey

    dawniey Junior Member

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    "Registrants of .us domains must be United States citizens, residents, or organizations, or a foreign entity with a presence in the United States. Most registrants in the U.S. have registered for .com, .net, .org and other gTLDs, instead of .us, which has primarily been used by state and local governments despite any entity having the option of registering a .us domain."

    I know officially you are meant to be a US resident, but I was wondering how much of a problem this is in reality, will a registrar even let me register it in the first place assuming I don’t make up a fake US address? How likely is it to get taken off you?
     
  2. sizkor

    sizkor Newbie

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    I'm not an expert, but I don't think it's an issue. I've registered German and French domains and I'm a US resident.
     
  3. nmel

    nmel Newbie

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    There's not a requirement to live in the US to register a .US domain. Just use a registrar and register it.
     
  4. Luco

    Luco Regular Member

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    I'm from Europe and I have registred 10 .us domains without any problem.
     
  5. marcuses

    marcuses Regular Member

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    I don't have you have any problems registering a .US domain
     
  6. raven666

    raven666 Junior Member

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    nah, you shouldn't register US domain...i mean you shouldn't register any domain.
     
  7. speter178

    speter178 Junior Member

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    No problem
     
  8. Peter Wilson

    Peter Wilson BANNED BANNED

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    Been there done that !
    So not an issue for you as well OP
     
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  9. halhhalh

    halhhalh Newbie

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    Confirm. No US residence restrictions. Have fun!
     
  10. geebehn

    geebehn Junior Member

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    Well, majority said no restrictions but, namecheap restricted me from registering a .US domain
     
  11. raven666

    raven666 Junior Member

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    i had and still have tons of us domains ;) no prob so far in 3 years