If you want your site rank higher for US market, cctld .US is your best investment! there are many reason why you should choose dot US instead of COM!
first of all dot Us price are not expensive, in fact you can get 1-2 words domain for less than $200! with com, you can’t! I am really really sory!even if you can, I am sure your domain name are not friendly SEO! e.g typos domain, warez, free, and other weird reason! FYI, Google Adwords will banned your account if you advertise with typos domain or misspelling domain! just be carefull!
second reason are, if you have dot US domain, your website rangking On Google SERP will much better 2 times than dot com! there are a few reason why this happen! first DNS in US teritory! so Google will consider your site are much2 more trustable if they give you ranking on first page! because it will be faster loading,Geo location(near you) and trustable! especially if your office have address in the US! i.e match! domain us,server on us,adress in the US! I.e SEO friendly, even if your site not yet on first page! I can guarantee your seo effort will be less pain in the a55!
( Good Reading about Cctld from Moz https://moz.com/learn/seo/cctlds)
Another good resource how to use emdhttps://moz.com/blog/the-exact-match-domain-playbook-a-guide-and-best-practices-for-emds
The last reason! is less risk! lets be honest, spending 10k usd, just for domain especially for little guy on the block! are not wise!based on my own experiences not every bussiness can go smooth! so if you spend more than thousands dollar just for domain, meanwhile you can buy cheap dot us, and get exact match domain(EMD) you can use your thousand dollar to get sales using Adwords ! and remember EMD domain, will increase your Adwords QS, up to 10 so your adwords cpc can be very very cheap! that’s why big guy out there needing so bad EMD domain i.e Adwords cheap cost!
Note: I never said when you buy EMD domain your Adwords QS instanly got 10! you’ll need another efforts, such as ctr, on page optimization, right keywords and etc! but I don’t mind to help you out, to get QS 10! or first page on Google
okay guys enough with the BS! bellow are my Dot US list Fore sale
for one words domain emd, price are $100 for two or more keywords price are $50! you can get discount if you buy more than 5, price can change anytime! so hurry up, before your competitor read my sales pages
one words or short
auto and Finance
Shoping and clothing
Computer and Home