- America's Official Internet Address - is now available for registration.
Purchase your American Web address today.
For the country with more Internet users than any other.
WHAT IS A .US?
So if it isn't .com then
what is it? The answer is the almost unheard of .us domain. This is the official
two-letter 'country code top-level domain' (ccTLD) for the USA. Every country
in the world has a two-letter domain allocated to it. In Germany, it is .de.
In the UK, .uk and in Japan, .jp. These country code domains are all incredibly
popular in their own countries. In fact, for most European and Asian countries,
the country code domain is much more popular than generic domains such as .com.
So why doesn't the same apply to .us in America?
The answer is that up till
now .us has been a 'restricted' domain, and only been available in the 'locality
space' at the third level and above. So for instance, it was possible to register
www.county.arlington.va.us but not myname.us or mycompany.us. In other words,
nobody could register the .us domain they wanted. Because of the restricted
nature of the .us domain, American companies, organizations, and individuals
naturally turned elsewhere - in particular to the .com generic top-level domain.
So .com became the de facto country code domain name for America.
But all that has now changed.
ICANN wisely decided to open up the .us name space, and make it available for
people to register second-level domains, or as they are better known - - domain
WHY YOU NEED A .US
- Demonstrate your patriotism
by using the official American domain
- Reach your U.S. customers
directly with an American-focused Web site
- Communicate your values
with a .us site
- Project consistent global
online branding (why be "companyusa.com" when you can be "company.us"?)
- Didn't get the .com you
wanted or needed? Get the .us Web address you want today - the new American
domain is going fast
.US FREQUENTLY ASKED
What is the .us extension
The .us domain name extension, or Top Level Domain (TLD), is intended for use
by U.S. citizens and residents, U.S. corporations and other U.S. organizations
and organizations with a presence within the United States.
Are there any restrictions
relating to who can register a .us domain name?
You can register a .us domain name if you are a U.S. citizen or resident or
an entity organized within the United States. Additionally, businesses and organizations
with a U.S. presence can register a .us domain name.
How much does the
.us domain name cost?
Please refer to http://www.microlinq.com/domain_pricing.shtml for the most up
to date pricing information.
How long does the
.us registration process take?
Once you have submitted your registration through MICROLINQ, your .us domain
name is immediately submitted to the .us shared registration system. If the
submission is successful, your domain name will appear as 'Taken' if anyone
else attempts to register the same domain name.
How can someone find
WHOIS and registration information about .us domain names?
To perform a WHOIS query on a domain name, please visit MICROLINQ's domain search
page at http://www.microlinq.com/domain_search.shtml
Who operates the .us
The .us registry is operated by NeuStar.
What is a registry?
A registry is a global or regional organization or entity that is responsible
for assigning domain names and Internet addresses within a specific extension.
Each country maintains its own registry through a certain company or organization.
In addition, it is the registry's responsibility to record and update these
domain names, as well as the information associated with them, on the root servers.
A registry is usually under contract from ICANN or its respective government
to control domain name registrations within a specific extension.
Where can I get an
email address for my domain name?
You can get an email address for your domain name through MICROLINQ.
Is Web hosting included
with my .us domain name registration?
No. If you wish to contract Web hosting for your .us domain name, you
must sign up for this service separately. Please click
here detailed information on our web hosting packages.
Register your .US NOW! -