What are prohibitive activities of a .gov domain?

Commercial purposes

A .gov domain must not be used for commercial purposes, such as advertising benefitting private individuals or entities.

Political campaigns

A .gov domain must not be used for political campaign purposes.

Illegal content

A .gov domain must not be used to distribute or promote material whose distribution violates applicable law.

Malicious cyber activity

.gov is a trusted and safe space. .gov domains must not distribute malware, host open redirects, or otherwise engage in malicious cyber activity.

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