.us

This article describes the procedures and requirements of .us domain names.
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Successful domain registration via RCP or API requires:

  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group (the nameservers need to be physically in the United States).
  • registrant e-mail address verification applies

 

The owner contact must have the following additional data specified:

  • nexusCategory:
    • C11 - A natural person who is a United States citizen.
    • C12 - A natural person who is a permanent resident of the United States of America or any of its possessions or territories. A U.S. Organization incorporated within one of the fifty (50) U.S. States, the District of Columbia, or any of the U.S. Possessions or territories or organized or otherwise constituted under the laws of a state of the United States of America, the District of Columbia or any of its possessions or territories or a U.S. Federal, state, or local government entity or a political subdivision thereof.
    • C21 - U.S. Organization incorporated within one of the 50 states or a U.S. Territory An entity or organization that has a bona fide presence in the United States of America or any of its possessions or territories.
    • C31 - Regularly engages in lawful activities (sales of goods or services or other business, commercial or non-commercial, including not-for-profit relations in the United States).
    • C32 - Entity has an office or other facility in the US.
  • applicantPurpose:
    • P1 - Business use for profit
    • P2 - Non-profit business, club, association, religious organization, etc
    • P3 - Personal use
    • P4 - Education purposes
    • P5 - Government purposes

Successful domain transfer via RCP or API requires:


During the transfer period which can take 6 days, the current provider or the owner can reject to the transfer.

The registration period after a successful transfer will extend with 1 year, unless the transfer is ordered within the domain's auto-renew grace period at the previous registrar.

Problems transferring your domain?
Please take a look at this extended article for possible solutions.

Authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode
Registration period after transfer extends
Average transfer time 5 days
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .us domains is available.

Owner change (trade)

  • requested as a normal domain update via RCP or API
  • the owner contact must have the as defined under the section Registration specified
  • processed realtime
  • both previous and new registrant will receive an e-mail. This is a notification only, no action is required.
  • registrant e-mail address verification applies

Other update

  • requested via RCP or API
  • processed realtime

 

If as part of the update the domain owner’s e-mail address changes, we’re obliged to start a contact verification process if this new e-mail address was not verified before.

Delete

Explicit delete

  • Requested via RCP or API
  • processed realtime
  • will directly result in quarantine (redemption period)  (no soft quarantine applies)


Expiration
In case the domain expires (not renewed in time);

  • will not be deleted directly at the registry
  • will lead to soft quarantine, followed by regular quarantine

Restore / reactivate

  • restore / reactivation supported via RCP or API
  • quarantine periods can be found under
    Detailed extension information > Technical information > Quarantine period
  • After quarantine, 5 days PendingDelete period (restore not possible)
Registry
Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: yes
  • Min: 1
  • Max: 63
  • Alphanumeric and a hyphen except in the first or last position
  • IDN: No
  • Registration period: 1-10 years
  • Renewal date offset: 0 days
    The number of days before the registry's expiration date, that Openprovider requires the domain to be renewed or expired. More info.
    Note that the dates as shown in your Openprovider account are always leading, even if they do not match the renewal date offset mentioned here.
  • Soft quarantine period: 44 days
    During this period, following after an expiration, the domain can be restored for free. This period does not apply if the domain is deleted explicitly. More info.
  • Quarantine period: 28 days
    During this period, an expired or deleted domain name can be reactivated at an additional fee.
Restrictions
  • Local presence required? no
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? n/a
  • Local activity required? yes
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? no
Policies
Registration agreement The registry requires that a registration agreement is in place between the provider and the domain holder. The text of this registration agreement and any required supplements is the following:


Due to the regular changes in registry rules and configuration or missing information from registry side, and despite our effort to keep our knowledge base up-to-date, information in the knowledge base may be outdated or incorrect. If you encounter some issue, please report it through the "HotJar" feedback collector on the bottom right, or (if it is blocked by your browser) by clicking the "Submit a request" link below. No rights can be derived from the information in this knowledge base. If there is discrepancy between the knowledge base and the process in Openprovider, the process in Openprovider is leading.

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