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10:36 pm on Apr 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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.us registry begins accepting real-time registrations tomorrow at 10:00am EDT
10:46 pm on Apr 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I wonder if they will ban certain .us domain names. I can picture domains with words that could piss US citizens off. Whos gonna go and register a .US domain?

Are people going to register major cities, locations and tourists points. ie: LasVegas.us - chances are the domain watcher people already preregistered the stuff but is that the plans for SEO's and other webmasters too?

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I am already having 2k + in CC charges for pre-registration of .us names, I hope it is going to be worth the money.

EliteWeb,
I think there is a list out there somewhere which specifies that what names are not allowed (example, airforce.us, directory.us ... and few thousand others).

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Ah in the nic.us Rules & Regulations PDF [nic.us] file they have a portion of the document titled Evidence of Registration or Use in Bad Faith which says you cant use the domain for the purpose of selling, renting, etc to the trademark holder of the name. Says you cant register if your purpose of registration is to confuse web surfers of a real business with that name. or if your gonna do a like design of the competiting website or use of purpose for it. heheh there goes the scouters. Theres a lot more info in that PDF ;) Read it heheh
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Who will benefit most from using one of these I wonder?
11:34 pm on Apr 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Reserved Domains that no one can register. This is a big list!

.us reserved domains [resellers.tucows.com]

--BEGIN OFFICIAL STATEMENT--


NeuStar will follow a policy to preserve and enhance the
value of the .US Internet address to all users, including
in particular state and local governments and K-12 schools.
Given the importance of .US as a national public resource
certain guidelines must apply. Therefore, NeuStar will
review, for possible deletion by the Registry, all
second-level domain names that contain within the characters
of the domain name registration one of the seven words
prohibited for broadcast by the Federal Communications
Commission. For more information on the "seven words,"
see Federal Communications Commission v. Pacifica Foundation,
438 U.S. 726, 98 S. Ct. 3026, 57 L.Ed.2d 1073 (1978).

--END OFFICIAL STATEMENT--
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gee, there are an awful lot of villages in the old US of A