.gov

The domain name gov is a sponsored top-level domain in the Domain Name System of the Internet. The name is derived from the word government, indicating its restricted use... Wikipedia

  • Introduced:  January 1, 1985
  • TLD type:  Sponsored top-level domain
  • Status:  Active
  • Registry:  General Services Administration
  • Sponsor:  General Services Administration
  • Intended use:  Governmental entities
  • Actual use:  Only the United States government, formerly only federal government but later expanded to include state and local government
  • Registration restrictions:  Must meet eligibility requirements and submit authorization letter
  • Structure:  Registrations at second level permitted
  • Documents:  RFC 920, RFC 1591, RFC 2146
  • Dispute policies:  None
  • Website:  dotgov.gov
  • DNSSEC:  yes
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo