Domain misuse has long been a contentious issue.
gov domain is more susceptible controversial issues, misguidance and public confusion.
If the government body doesn’t own both the.gov and the .com, then it’s a free-for-all and anyone can buy similar domains.
Are all .gov sites credible?
Government documents and government websites are generally considered authoritative, credible sources of information. Many are scholarly, and some are even peer-reviewed! But, not all gov docs are scholarly or peer-reviewed.
What is the .gov domain?
The domain name gov is a sponsored top-level domain (sTLD) in the Domain Name System of the Internet. The gov domain is administered by the General Services Administration (GSA), an independent agency of the United States federal government.
Can I get a .gov email address?
Government domains and accompanying email addresses can be registered on GSA’s website for $125 each per year. The GSA website requires a DotGov UserID and password to use the online domain registration form. A government email address is obtained from the General Services Administration.
How many .gov sites are there?