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Requirements to Be Met Before Registering a .us Domain

To register a .us domain, you will need to meet and make the following declarations:

1. Declaration of Application Purpose
Category Description
P1 Business use (for profit)
P2 Non-Profit business, club,
association, religious organization
P3 Personal Use
P4 Educational purposes
P5 Government purposes

Only those individuals or organizations that have a substantive lawful connection in
the United States are permitted to register .us domain names. To register a .us domain, you must satisfy the Nexus requirements.

2. Declaration of Nexus Requirements
1 U.S. citizenship, or Permanent residency in the U.S.
2 An entity or organization that is
(i) Incorporated within one of
the fifty U.S. states, the District of Columbia, or any U.S. possessions or territories
(ii) Organized or otherwise constituted under the laws of a state of the U.S., the District of Columbia or any of its possessions and territories (including federal, state, or local government of the U.S., or a political subdivision thereof, and non-commercial organizations based in the U.S.)
3 A foreign organization that regularly engages in lawful activities (sales of goods or services or other business, commercial, or non-commercial, including non-profit relations) in the United States or an organization with an office or other facility in the U.S., where cc reflects the two-letter country code of the organization.

The name server of a .us domain must be physically located in the U.S. When registering a .us domain with 1&1, default name servers (located in the USA) are assigned. If you want to change the DNS of a .us domain, you will need to confirm that the new name server is located in the USA.