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Elite TLD : How much does it cost to register a dot .GOV #domain name?

If you’re a government entity in the US, you’re probably entitled to your own dot .GOV domain name.

The DotGov Program, part of the General Services Administration, operates the .GOV top-level domain (TLD) and makes it available to US-based government organizations, from federal agencies to local municipalities

Why would you use a .GOV domain instead of, say, a dot .ORG?

In plain speak: Using a .GOV domain shows you’re an official government organization, as the criteria for qualifying are very strict.

Ever wondered how many .GOV domains are registered?

We did. The latest count, updated every two weeks, brings the total number of .GOV domains to 6,824. Here’s a link to the full list.

Down to the nitty-gritty: How much does it cost to register and renew a dot .GOV domain name?

The current price, $400 dollars per year, was increased in 2016 and came into effect the following year. Before that, the price of .GOV domains had been $125 dollars since 2004. The administrative back-end for .GOV is provided by Verisign, operators of .COM and .NET.

Head over to the Dot .GOV Registry if you are curious to learn more.


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