.us is the official country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the United States.
You can have either a name in the expanded space (for example, mycompany.us) or the locality space (for example, mycompany.new-york.ny.us).
Simply use our Country Code Domain Names (ccTLD) search and registration service to secure your name online immediately.
.us domain names can be registered for anything between 1 and 10 years.
All .us domain names registered will be issued a Registry Key. This is what you will use to manage these names - it works almost identically to a .nz Domainz Name Holder ID & Password. .us names have something called an AUTHINFO code which is used for changing registrar, just like a .nz UDAI.
A reserved name is a name that is not available for general public registration, but rather is subject to additional rules, restrictions or processes. Names are reserved to protect important local and national naming resources to reserve spaces within .us for future enhancement of the domain and to protect technical Internet interoperability. Policy changes relative to the reserved list are subject to Department of Commerce review and approval prior to implementation.
In addition to the specific names contained in this reserved name file, the following categories of names are also reserved:
Registering a .us name is a little different to registering a .nz domain name. With .nz anyone can register any name they like. To register a .us name you need to meet certain eligibility criteria. Prospective registrants of .us must demonstrate that they have a bona fida presence in the United States in order to register a .us name. The registrant must be one of the following: