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Important information on .us domains


You can order domains easily by using our web interface if you are a registered customer of Knipp. Registering is easy and can be done in just a few steps.
Another possiblity is to order domains via e-mail application form The e-mail registration has the advantage that it can be done automatically. Many customers use robots on their web site that send e-mail application forms to us. However, using these forms is suited for experts only, since they contain quite a few technical terms, which are unfortunately necessary. We have prepared a page with explanations which will help you to complete the form.

Naming regulations

Not every domain name can be registered. Read more information on the exact regulations.


Queries concerning the domain holder and other domain contacts can be made by using our whois service.

Service bundle

Beyond the actual registration of domains we also provide a large bundle of additional services. For our customers, these services are available without any additional costs.


You can view the costs for domain registrations in our price list We will send you invoices via postal mail after every successful registration. Additionally, you can browse your bills online.

Special rulings for .us domains

The name servers for .us domains have to be located in the United States of America. If you do not have the possibility to operate name servers in the USA, we can provide you with the name service of a US-American company associated with Knipp. No additional fees will be charged for this service. For details, please refer to the help page for the e-mail template.

Rules of allocation

Intended for citizens of the United States of America and foreigners associated to the United States of America. Companies, authorities, associations, and natural persons are allowed to register as many domains as they wish.
During the registration process you have to assign yourself to a user group. The registration of the domain may be canceled if the specifications you make are incorrect. Random tests are carried out to verify the data. The registration terms and the classification of groups is called nexus rules.
The user group is divided into three different categories:
  • The domain holder is citizen of the United states of America or has a permanent residence in the United States of America,
  • the domain holder is a company registered in the United States of America,
  • the domain holder demonstrably transacts business within the United States of America and/or can provide a subsidiary or an office located in the United States of America.
The third category provides a large scope of interpretation. Therefore we suggesst you have a look at the official regulations, especially the pages 3 and 4 of the nexus rules.
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