What Is .gov Domain?


The domain name gov is a sponsored top-level domain (sTLD) in the Domain Name System of the Internet.

The name is derived from the word government, indicating its restricted use by government entities in the United States.

Can anyone get a .gov domain?

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 .gov websites 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. Government agencies produce a wide range of publications, for different purposes.

How do you get a .gov email address?

A government email address is obtained from the General Services Administration.

  • Review the eligibility requirements to determine the appropriate domain: .
  • Determine the appropriate naming convention.
  • Decide on a domain name and check the domain availability using a searchable database on the GSA website.

What are some government websites?

Top sites ranking for Law And Government > Government in the world

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How much does a .gov domain cost?

The . gov domain is a prestigious top-level domain restricted to government entities. It comes at a price, and that price is increased from $125/yr to $400/yr on January 1st, 2017. The fee was the same for new registrations and for annual renewals.

Is .gov secure?

We hope login.gov is a convenient and secure option for you. However, if you prefer not to use login.gov, you can always access government services. You’ll find more information at your agency.