08 Mar 10
18 Oct 10 5:36 pm
Question on the .us extension
I know affiloblueprint recommends the .com domain extension for our site url's, but I did a virtual checkout for a .us just out of curiosity and it seems one can only purchase .us if they are an American citizen or otherwise residing within the US. Does this mean that the .us extension cannot be seen by international parties searching google?
This confuses me because I know other countries need their own country extensions for their domains, but does that mean .us is isolated to traffic in the US? Sorry if this is a dumb question, but my current understanding is that the only difference between .com, .us, .biz etc is what people are more used to, or basically reputation of the extension. It would mean a world of difference if .us was only able to get US based traffic.