The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) manages the .gov top-level domain. Get.gov won't collect personal data about you unless you choose to provide it. We only collect information that helps us make get.gov better for all visitors.
Information we collect
We automatically collect and store the following information:
- The date and time of your visit
- The pages you visit on get.gov
- Search terms that you enter into the get.gov search box
- The web address of the site you came from, if the referring site links to get.gov and shares that information
Information you send us
We only use the personal information you share with us to respond to you. Information you send won't be available in, or saved by, web tracking software. Unless required by law enforcement or statute, we don't disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about our visitors.
Domain registration information
Registration for .gov domains requires contact information for registrants. We offer a .gov WHOIS service. WHOIS (pronounced “who is”) is a standard used by registrars to publish information about registered domains. Though our WHOIS includes fields for names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and name server addresses, we only publish name server addresses and optionally a security contact email address (if the registrant provides one).
Privacy Act statement
The DOTGOV Act of 2020 (6 U.S.C. § 665) authorizes the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to make .gov domains and supporting services available to eligible entities.
CISA will use this information to ensure that .gov domains are registered and maintained only by authorized authorities. CISA and the U.S. Census Bureau will exchange data related to U.S.-based government organizations.
The information requested will be shared as a routine use to the Census Bureau as part of the agreement between the Census Bureau and CISA. A complete list of routine uses can be found in the DHS/ALL-002 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Mailing and Other Lists System of Records (November 25, 2008, 73 FR 71659). The Department’s full list of system of records notices can be found on the Department's website at https://www.dhs.gov/system-records-notices-sorns .
Providing this information is voluntary. However, failure to provide this information will prevent CISA from fulfilling your request for a .gov domain and supporting services.
PRA burden statement for the domain request form
The public reporting burden to complete this information collection is estimated at 15 minutes per response, including the time completing and reviewing the collected information. The collection of this information is voluntary. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number and expiration date.
Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to DHS/CISA. Mail Stop 0608, 245 Murray Lane SW, Arlington, VA 20598. ATTN: PRA 1670-0049. OMB control number: 1670-0049. Expiration date: 10/31/2026.