What is .us?
.us is a country code top-level domain (ccTLD) established in 1985. Registrants of .us domains must be U.S. citizens, residents, or organizations, or a foreign entity with a presence in the United States.
Who uses .us?
This domain extension is especially popular with people and businesses who want to showcase their connection to the United States. Global brands use a .us domain to localize their website, organizations use .us to show their causes support their nation, and small businesses take pride in being a U.S.-based company with .us in their website address.
Why go with .us?
If you’re a U.S.-based or U.S.-affiliated business, .us may work well for you. People searching for products and services that your business offers will immediately recognize that you focus on a U.S. audience. It immediately shows your potential customers where you’re from, who you serve, and what you stand for—all in just two letters at the end of your website’s URL.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a domain?
is your website name and the address where you are found on the internet. A domain name can be any combination of letters and numbers followed by an extension. You may recognize .com, which is the most common extension. But we offer hundreds of others
to help you stand out. Every domain is unique and must be registered before you use it.
I already have a domain name. Can I transfer it to Yahoo Small Business?
Yes! You'll need to sign up for a Yahoo Small Business plan. Make sure your domain is ready to transfer and supply the authorization code.
The details will vary slightly depending on your current domain registrar. But don't worry, it’s easy. Learn more in the Help Center.
What is a TLD?
TLD stands for ‘top-level domain’. It is the last part of the domain name. The most recognizable TLDs in the world are .com, .net
, and .org
. Other TLDs include .blog .cafe
What happens after I have registered my domain?
It’s time to get your website started. You can either create a domain starter page or sign up for a Websites plan. Domains can also be used to connect to your custom email.
Consider purchasing multiple domains related to your business name to protect your brand online.
What if the domain I want isn’t available?
If the domain that you really want for your business, hobby, or event is not currently available, do not worry. With hundreds of TLDs available through Yahoo’s domain search, you still have a lot of options. Just search in the domain search bar and we are sure there will be a TLD that is a great match for you.
Should I register multiple domain names?
Yes! Your brand is very important to your business. Registering multiple domain names that relate to your business name will help keep your brand and domain protected. Signing up for Local
is another great way to protect your brand.
* Sale/introductory pricing is valid for the initial purchase term only. Product renewal pricing subject to change. All subscriptions are renewed automatically and your credit card will be charged according to our TOS. Domains only products are renewed 30-45 days in advance to avoid expiration.