New Money: A redesigned $100 dollar bill and the ownership of the .com

New money: The Federal Reserve secured the .com.

New money: The Federal Reserve secured the .com.

The Federal Reserve has been redesigning a new set of dollar bills for more than a decade, adding security features to deter counterfeiting.

Despite recent setbacks that led to the destruction of $3 billion dollars worth of banknotes, the new $100 dollar bill is expected to become publicly available on October 3rd, 2013.

To promote the availability and the new features of the “new money“, the Federal Reserve is using the web site

An early adopter of the commercial web space, the Federal Reserve also acquired the matching .com, more than a decade ago. The rolling out of occurred in April of 2003, according to the Wayback Machine.

Prior to that time, the domain name was being offered for sale.

It is not clear when the domain was registered, as the official Registry at does not allow for the full WHOIS records to be displayed.

All registrations of new .GOV domain names have been suspended as of May 2012; apparently in an effort to better organize the government web space and control its assorted maintenance costs.

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