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Dot .GOV 2.0: US security agency seeking #domain registry services provider

In March, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) took over control of the .GOV top level domain. As part of the transition agreement set forth in the DOTGOV Act, CISA has to to provide domain registry services to federal, state and local governments. These services must be delivered at little to no cost, alongside […]

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State.GOV wasn’t hacked; inside job “terminates” Donald Trump’s presidency

Visitors to State.GOV that attempted to view president Donald Trump’s bio page were shown a notice indicating his termination as of today. The same notice appeared on vice president Mike Pence’s bio page, an odd timing due to the ongoing attempt to impeach the president. Some time later, these pages were displaying a temporary message […]

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BuildBackBetter.GOV : Joe Biden’s first government #domain launched

President-elect, Joe Biden, received the green light from GSA yesterday, after a controversial delay of three weeks. The next US President has already been on the forefront of presenting his strategy to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, rebuild the economy, and strengthen the global image of the United States. In doing so, the Joe Biden team […]

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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 […]

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#Domain sightings : The 2020 #Census Bureau is using a dot .GOV

In case you forgot, 2020 is a US census year, and in the era of the Coronavirus it’s great to see the process being completed electronically. No US census employees are going to be going door to door to take your statistical information, and risk passing or getting the Covid-19 virus. With that in mind, […]

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Unauthorized person registered a dot .GOV #domain with fake documents!

This is one for the facepalm department. An unauthorized individual managed to register a dot .GOV domain name, using fake papers and social engineering. Apparently, the US General Services Administration– the federal agency responsible for managing the .gov domain registration process – failed to validate the request, made by an individual who impersonated the mayor […]

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#Government shutdown : Millions of .GOV #domains about to expire after federal employees lose pay

The dramatic situation with the government shutdown has just claimed another victim: dot .GOV domains. After working without pay for more than three weeks, federal employees tasked with the renewals of the quintessential government domain, dot .GOV, have given up trying to justify their zero dollar paycheck. “I walked out at 2:00 pm today, right […]

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