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American Domains: USA (.us)

  

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.us Registration:

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.us is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the United States, established in 1985. Registrants of .us domains must be United States citizens, residents, or organizations, or a foreign entity with a presence in the United States. Mst registrants in the country have registered for .com, .net, .org and other gTLDs, rather than .us, which has traditionally primarily been used by many state and local governments (although any entity had the option of registering a .us domain). In particular, the domains .gov and .mil have been reserved for U.S. government usage.

The original administrator of .us was Jon Postel of the Information Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California. He administered .us under a sub-contract USC/ISI had from SRI International (who held the .us and the Generic top-level omains contract with the United States Department of Defense) and later Network Solutions (who held the .us and the Generic top-level domains contract with the National Science Foundation). Registrants could only register third-level domains or higher in a geographic and organizational hierarchy. The vast majority of the geographic sub-domains in .us were delegated to various private entities and .us registrants register with the delegated administrator for the level they wish to register in, not directly with the .us administrator. Unfortunately this means obtaining a geographic sub-domain requires contacting the delegate, who may or may not be professional or helpful.

From April 2002, second-level domains became available for registration. The .us domain is currently administered by NeuStar Inc. under a United States Department of Commerce contract.

Since the official release of .us as a second-level domain, it has been adopted and developed by a number of private corporations and local citizenry. The .us country code is no longer in the exclusive realm of only governmental agencies.

Background Information :

Population

2008 estimate 305,928,000 (3rd) - 2000 census 281,421,906 - Density 31/km2 (180th) 80/sq mi

GDP

(PPP) 2008 estimate - Total $14.334 trillion (1st) - Per capita $47,025 (6th)

National Anthem

"The Star-Spangled Banner"

Area

Total 9,826,630 km2 (3rd/4th) 3,794,066 sq mi - Water (%) 6.76

International Dialling Code

1

Currency

United States dollar ($) (USD)

Government

Federal constitutional republic - President Barack Obama (D) - Vice President Joe Biden (D) - Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D) - Chief Justice John Roberts Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain - Declared July 4, 1776 - Recognized September 3, 1783 - Current constitution June 21, 1788

Language

None at federal level National languageEnglish (de facto)

Motto

: In God We Trust (official) E Pluribus Unum (Latin; traditional) (Out of Many, One)

Time Zone

(UTC-5 to -10) - Summer (DST) (UTC-4 to -10) For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) The United States of America (commonly referred to as the United States, the U.S., the USA, or America) is a federal constituional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district. The country is situated mostly in central North America, where its forty-eight contiguous states and Washington, D.C., the capital district, lie between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, bordered by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. The stte of Alaska is in the northwest of the continent, with Canada to its east and Russia to the west across the Bering Strait. The state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific. The country also possesses several territories, or insular areas, scattered around the Caribbean and Pacific.

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million kmÙ) and with about 305 million people, the United States is the third or fourth largest country by total area, and third largest by land area and by population. The United States is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many countries. The U.S. economy is the largest national economy in the world, with an estimated 2008 gross domestic product (GDP) of US$14.3 trillion (23% of the world total based on nominal GDP and almost 21% at purchasing power parity).


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