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FAQ - (Frequently Asked Questions) about the .US domains.

 
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1. What is the .US top level domain name? 

.US is "America’s Internet Address." It is the official country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the United States within the global domain name system.


2. Why do I want a domain name ending with .US? 

.US lets individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies establish an "American identity" on the Web with a unique, memorable domain name..US is the only way to establish an American address on the Internet. Soon, all U.S. residents, government entities, public service organizations, and businesses will be able to establish an American identity on the Internet with a short memorable domain name. (e.g., johnsmith.us, publicservice.us, mycompany.us). Market research has shown that .US names will be very popular with consumers for applications like email, digital identity, and personal web sites. Government and public interest organizations will use .US addresses to enable citizen-centric e-Gov applications and to serve the needs of the American people. Businesses will use .US domain names to promote themselves as American companies to inspire consumer confidence and to encourage consumers to "buy American."


3. How much does a .US domain cost?

$75.00 US dollars for the first two years for the use of the domain, after that $70.00 every two years.


4. How do I change my DNS settings? 

The same way as with the .com,.net,.org domain names to to the domain modification form located at our site at DNS modification form . The first week DNS name servers will have to be resolved  in the .Info WHOIS, it will need time to apply all the DNS name servers globally on the Internet.



5. Who assigned the .US TLD domain? 

The IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) who is solely responsible for all the TLD domain assignments. 



6. How do I upload my web page on to my domain? 

When registering a domain name, you do not receive any web space on our servers.We "park " the domain untill you are ready to host the domain. We can host your domain starting at $5.95 a month, 25mb space, 25 pop email addresses, your own control panel. Visit our Hosting Plans for more details.


  7. How long until my .US domain works?

It takes up to 24 hours to have your domain working worldwide if your nameservers have been setup properly. At the launch of the new .US domain names name servers will have to be put in place worldwide (dns global updates) this process could take 2 or 3 days, once the .US WHOIS database is finished with this process it will take up to 48 hrs with new .US registrations. NB: at launch date the .US WHOIS will need to resolve the nameservers globally, this could give some delays in the beginning.


8. Who can Register a .US Domain Name ?

Any U.S. citizen or resident, as well as any business or organization, including federal, state, and local government with a bona fide presence in the United States can register a .US domain name.

First Come, First Served" Domain Name Availability (begins April 24, 2002)

At this stage, all .US second-level domain names are available for "first-come, first-served" registration. If you missed out on registering your chosen name in the .biz, .com, .net or .org spaces–or if you just want to establish an American identity online–the .US domain is a golden opportunity!

If you have any questions about this product please contact sales@InterNicDomainServices.com.

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The maximum length of "domain names" is 63 characters preceding the .com (or .net, .org,.cc,.info)

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