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An official website of the United States government

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on a federal government site.

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

It should be easy to identify governments on the internet

.gov is the top-level domain for governments in the U.S.

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Benefits of .gov

Helps the public identify official, trusted information

Governments at all levels are eligible for .gov domains (cities, counties, and more)

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