Restrictions on use of .us


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Restrictions on use of .us domains Under .us nexus requirements, .us domains may be registered only by the following qualified entities:

  • Any United States citizen or resident,
  • Any United States entity, such as organizations or corporations,
  • Any foreign entity or organization with a bona fide presence in the United States

To ensure that these requirements are met, Neustar frequently conducts "spot checks" on registrant information.

To prevent anonymous registrations that do not meet these requirements, in 2005 the National Telecommunications and Information Administration ruled that registrants of .us domains may not secure private domain name registration via anonymizing proxies, and that their contact information must be made public.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }} </ref> Registrants are required to provide complete contact information without omissions.<ref></ref>

Under the locality namespace, delegated managers may impose additional requirements.<ref name="Neustar compliance 2013" /> For example, the Texas Regional Hostmaster restricts each of its delegated localities to organizations that have a mailing address in that locality.<ref name="TXUS locality">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

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