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Old 02-17-2005, 01:32 PM   #1
Eriky
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Default .us domains for non-us citizens

I just registered a .us through my enom.com account. Now I just read somewhere else that you have to be a US entity (person or business) to register. Is this true? What are the implications if I continue using the domain? Can anyone tell me more about this issue?
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Old 02-17-2005, 01:45 PM   #2
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I use GoDaddy so I read what they had to say about the .us issue. It is below. The important thing is that if one doesn't meet the requirements, including what is related to the United States, the registered doman shall be subject to immediate cancellation.
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The Registrant certifies that it meets the following Nexus Requirements to qualify to register to use a .US domain name.

A. Registrants must be either:

1. A natural person (i) who is a United States citizen, (ii) who is a permanent resident of the United States of America or any of its possessions or territories, or (ii) whose primary place of domicile is in the United States of America or any of its possessions, or;
2. An entity or organization that is (i) incorporated within one of the fifty (50) U.S. states, the district of Columbia, or any of the United States possessions or territories or (ii) 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 (including a federal, state, or local government of the United States, or a political subdivision thereof, and non-commercial organizations based in the United States), or;
3. A foreign entity or organization that has a bona fide presence in the United States of America or any of its possession or territories that also (i) regularly engages in lawful activities (sales of goods or services or other business, commercial or non-commercial including not-for-profit activities) in the Unites States, or (ii) maintains an office or other property within the United States.

B. The name servers listed for all .US domain names must be based within the United States of America or any of its possessions or territories.

Registrant further certifies that Go Daddy has requested specific information regarding how the Registrant meets the Nexus requirement and that Registrant has willing volunteered such information. Registrant understands and agrees that such information will be verified and will be shared with the .US Registry.
Registrant understands and agrees that if such information cannot be verified, or if Registrant fails to continue to abide by the Nexus Requirements, the registered domain name shall be subject to immediate cancellation.
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Old 02-17-2005, 04:17 PM   #3
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Weird, it's very easy to register a .us name at enom.com
All I had to do was say I'm not from the US, fill in my country and specify why i need it. So I though it was ok..
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