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.Gov product updates

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January 31, 2024

Today we launched a new way to get a .gov domain. You’re reading this on our new get.gov site. The purpose of this site is to help eligible government organizations get and manage .gov domains.

We made it easier to request a .gov domain

Our old domain request process required a signature, typically from the senior elected or highest-ranking official in a government organization. This led to unnecessary delays for many organizations. The new request process is fully digital, doesn’t require a physical signature, and can usually be approved by someone with significant, executive responsibility in your organization, like a senior technology officer or chief administrative official.

We’re using Login.gov for authentication and identity verification

Login.gov provides a simple and secure process for signing in to many government services with one account. We require you to verify your identity with Login.gov before you can request your first .gov domain. Create your Login.gov account. Read more about verifying your identity with Login.gov.

We improved this site to help you request and manage your .gov domain

Check out the site and let us know what you think. Here are a few places to start.

Domain management updates

  • Domain expiration date: As we reported in November, we extended expiration dates for .gov domains in good standing for one year. Domain managers can now see the expiration dates for their domains.
  • Organization address: Your organization's mailing address information is now in the new registrar.
  • Domain managers: You can add other users as domain managers, but you can’t remove another user’s access without contacting us. Hold tight, this feature is coming soon!

November 17, 2023

Our new domain management system—the .gov registrar—is now available. We’ve transferred organization, contacts, and domain name system (DNS) information for all .gov domains to the new registrar.

Let us know if you have questions or concerns about the information you see for your domain.

Changes from the previous registrar

  • We no longer have the admin, technical, and billing roles. In the new registrar, these roles are all considered "domain managers." You can add an unlimited number of domain managers.
  • We’re now using [Login.gov]((https://login.gov/){.usa-link--external} to manage access to the registrar. Login.gov is a simple and secure process for signing in to many government services with one account.

Some domain information won’t immediately be available in the registrar

  • Domain expiration date: Good news! We have extended expiration dates for .gov domains in good standing for one year.
  • Organization address: We have not yet transferred your organization's mailing address to the new registrar. There is a place to save that information in the new registrar, but it is empty for now.

Domain management features that aren’t enabled yet

  • Email notifications aren’t sent for domain information changes (like a change to your contact information).
  • A change history for domain information isn’t available.
  • Domain managers can’t remove another user’s access without contacting us.
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