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Who can register a .US domain name?

Registrants in the usTLD must be either: 1. A natural person (i) who is a United States citizen, (ii) who is a permanent resident of the United States 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) United 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 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, For instance, those foreign customers who have domain business with OnlineNIC are eligible to register .US domain. or (ii) maintains an office or other property within the United States. This U.S. Nexus Requirement is intended to ensure that only those individuals or organizations that have a substantive connection to the United States are permitted to register for .US domain names.

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