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.US domains for non US

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by mazgalici, May 24, 2009.

  1. mazgalici

    mazgalici Supreme Member

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    I have a .us domain for a year. I have read that you must be an american or to own a business in US to have one. and if you can't prove that you will lose the domain.
    Is this true?
     
  2. lolzap

    lolzap Regular Member

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    I am also interested. Will I lose my domain?
    (traiasca tarisoara noastra!)
     
  3. Freeguy

    Freeguy Newbie

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    us. registry randomly select domains and ask for whois verification which shows you are native USA. If you will be failed to validate ur whois associated with USA. They will take ur domain. I have gone through with this.
     
  4. keinehabe

    keinehabe Supreme Member

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    I have one us domain since 2-3 years I think :) none asked me about nothing :) I even had some adsense on it before :) ... now is running a crap flash games :)

    ( timisoara`i fruncea :) )
     
  5. mazgalici

    mazgalici Supreme Member

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    Is a bit risky... Why an US citizen can buy any country domain, but I can can buy a us domain...
    (Bag pula in ei de americani!)
     
  6. sddk

    sddk Junior Member

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    I think if you have an US domain and you're using it in a sensitive thing (activities/news ... related to the US government, business related to the US, any troubles from this US domain -commercial, social..-....etc), they will start a verification ...... and ..... boom! stop your .US domain.
     
  7. shm03

    shm03 Regular Member

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    Just get an american friend your hosting company may even do it for you - you can do that with .it domains you need to have a legal presence in the country but your registrar can be that for you. Might work with .us domains as well...
     
  8. Evotion

    Evotion Newbie

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    Yes and no.

    Yes, in that there is strict criteria to ownership as you mentioned.

    No, in that the chances of being challnged are remote.

    Also, you can argue that do DO business with US entities which is common in the website world. i.e. that you trade into the US.

    I see them relaxing this policy some time. Well, I believe they have to to help promote the extension as it struggling at teh moment and the less restrictions the better.