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If Your Utility Qualifies for a “.gov” Top-Level Domain (TLD), Consider This

If Your Utility Qualifies for a “.gov” Top-Level Domain (TLD), Consider This

Created: Monday, May 3, 2021 - 18:27
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Cybersecurity

On Tuesday, administration of the “.gov” top-level domain (TLD) was officially transferred to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Organizations that qualify as government entities but do not currently use a .gov TLD can be confusing to the public as to whether their websites are legitimate. Reasons vary for why some government entities do not use a .gov. Often that reason is due to the cost of registering and maintaining .gov, especially for small municipalities. According to the release, cost is no longer a hinderance as, “.gov domains will be available at no cost for qualifying organizations.” While this action doesn’t guarantee absolute security (nothing does), it is a significant step toward maintaining the integrity of thousands of government services.