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.gov puts US governments on the internet.

Bona fide government services should be easy to identify on the internet. The DotGov Program, part of the General Services Administration, operates the .gov top-level domain (TLD) and makes it available to US-based government organizations, from federal agencies to local municipalities. Using a .gov domain shows you’re an official government organization.

We make it easy to register a .gov domain name and ensure that the name resolves in the global domain name system (DNS). DNS maps easy-to-remember names on top of hard-to-recall numbers, allowing you to use instead of

Since .gov domains are intertwined with access to government services, we work to make .gov a trusted, secure, and authoritative space: we publish our policies, recommend security best practices, and make .gov domain data publicly available.

As the policy and management authority for the .gov TLD, we put US governments on the internet, but there are some things we don’t do. DotGov doesn’t provide managed DNS services, host .gov websites or email, or monitor all .gov network traffic.

If you’re an official US government organization, we’re here to help. Contact us at