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Dot .GOV platform scheduled to go down tomorrow

The General Services Administration (GSA) is gearing up for the completion of the transition of .GOV domains to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. The agency has been looking for support services to help manage the .GOV registry as it takes control of the top-level domain from GSA. Meanwhile, the .GOV platform will go down […]

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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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Security #domains: The US government has launched StopRansomware.gov

The Joe Biden administration has launched StopRansomware.gov to provide resources for countering ransomware attacks. The domain was registered on July 1st, along with a specialized task force that will take aim at perpetrators of ransomware. Ransomware attacks cost millions of dollars to businesses and individuals every year. Malicious actors continue to adapt their ransomware tactics […]

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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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#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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