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It should be easy to identify governments on the internet.

.gov is the top-level domain for U.S.-based government organizations.

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Recent updates

November 17th, 2023: We’ve emailed all .gov registrants with instructions on how to access the new .gov registrar. Domain requests are still paused until January 2024.

October 13th, 2023: New domain requests are paused until January 2024 as we transition to new infrastructure.

September 6, 2023: We’re leading a change to .gov’s infrastructure that requires current users to take certain actions. In October 2023, we’ll also initiate a pause on new domain requests.

February 8th, 2023: Federal executive branch agencies have updated requirements for the registration and use of .gov domains, via OMB Memorandum 23-10. The update details how domains are requested and which may be approved.

January 31st, 2023: The .gov zone file is now available in ICANN’s Centralized Zone Data Service. Learn more in last September’s blog post.