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#Hancock county: Dot .GOV beats .ORG #domains but at a cost of $400 dollars per year

Government agency admins often go for the organizational reference of .ORG domains, but there’s a problem: anyone can register a .ORG domain and utilize it for malicious purposes. On the other hand, dot .GOV domains are issued to US government agencies only, and the verification measures in place are now stricter after someone pulled a […]

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eBooks scam used dot .GOV #domains from Virginia state’s government

An elaborate eBooks scam utilized two subdomains of a dot .GOV domain belonging to the Virginia state government. The scammers infiltrated the subdomains vwn.virginia.gov and crc.virginia.gov, populating them with a list of eBook titles with links to download PDFs from other sites. The subdomains provided Virginia’s Workforce Network and Virginia’s Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) program […]

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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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