The .gov registry program is the service where U.S. government entities — from federal agencies to local municipalities — can obtain and manage .gov domains. The program is operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
Why .gov is important
A .gov domain verifies the website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.
How it works
- Complete and submit your authorization letter (email to email@example.com).
- DotGov will review, verify and (if approved) create .gov registrar accounts for each point of contact.
- Point of contacts login to set up your DotGov accounts. One POC must complete the online domain request form.
- DotGov will review/approve your request.
Note: Your domain will not be active in the .gov zone until the name servers are answering authoritatively.