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Registering a .us domain from outside the US - is it possible?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by RandomName, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. RandomName

    RandomName Junior Member

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    Hey all,

    I'm looking to pick up a .us domain in a couple of weeks but have seen that there are some restrictions on who can register a .us name - not being from the US I'm just wondering whether anyone here (not from the US) has successfully registered one before?

    I've checked the restrictions (obviously) and you need to be able to meet one of three requirements - two of which I clearly don't meet (as I'm not resident in the US, nor is my business incorporated there) - it's the third one that appears a little more likely but it's not really very clear - the wording is:

    Not really sure what constitutes a "bona fide presense" so has anyone here registered a .us name before that can offer guidance please?

    Thx
    RN
     
  2. clickbang

    clickbang Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Well a year ago I managed to register a .us domain name with namecheap and I have never encountered any problem even though I am from Asia. However I do not really encourage people to use .us domain name. The reason is you cannot apply whois guard/protection onto a .us domain name. I consider it as a fatal problem for those who want to use it for black hat purposes.
     
  3. wealth54

    wealth54 Regular Member

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    yes possible , i registered one few days ago without any issue
     
  4. erzulie

    erzulie Junior Member

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    sure it's possible. I have few us domains :)
     
  5. RandomName

    RandomName Junior Member

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    Great - thanks for the replies - appreciated.
     
  6. hotcheats

    hotcheats Regular Member

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    You should be theoretically able to register any domain from any country - Internet domain system is a sort of an international agreement, so if your registrar gives such an option it shouldn't be a problem...
     
  7. furiouz

    furiouz Power Member

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    yes this is possible. but if you are not us sitizen you may lose your domain in future. e g if this domain is very nice.
     
  8. TheHockeyGod

    TheHockeyGod Newbie

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    Yup, entirely possible with any country, us, .ca, etc. If you're really worried, just set up an address in that country or use a friend's to register it.
     
  9. lookyoung

    lookyoung Newbie

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    I buy several .us domain in godaddy. It's very easy and no problem at all.
     
  10. RandomName

    RandomName Junior Member

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    Thanks again - suppose I was worried that it may get pulled back off me at a later date so might look into setting up a business address in the US just in case

    thx
    RN
     
  11. mirrorer

    mirrorer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    i have buy one 1 year ago at name.com without problem till now.
     
  12. RandomName

    RandomName Junior Member

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    So are you saying you've having a problem now? If so, what problem?
     
  13. keinehabe

    keinehabe Supreme Member

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    I`ve have myself some .us domains :) and none care about them
     
  14. RandomName

    RandomName Junior Member

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    well - majority rules in this case then so fuggit, it's a punt anyway so I'll give it a crack and see what happens - thanks all ;)

    RN