All U.S. government websites should end in .gov.
A .gov domain verifies a website belongs to an official United States government organization.
Only U.S.-based government and public sector organizations are eligible to obtain a .gov domain, including any:
- federal, state, local, or territorial government entity, or other publicly controlled entity
- tribal government recognized by the federal government or a state government
The DotGov program is the service where U.S. federal and local government entities can obtain and manage .gov domains. The program is operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
- Complete and submit your authorization letter.
- DotGov will review, verify and create .gov registrar accounts for each point of contact.
- Point of contacts login to set up DotGov accounts (one POC must complete the online domain request form).
- DotGov will review/approve your request.