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Recent updates

April 17, 2018: A security feature was added to the DotGov registrar to prevent the use of passwords that have been identified in various publicly known data breaches.

February 2018: All new Federal executive branch .gov domain requests became subject to additional review and approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Domain renewals will not be subject to additional review.

May 15, 2017: Automatic HSTS/HTTPS preloading went into effect for newly issued federal executive branch domains.