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.gov(.GOVernment) A top-level Internet domain name used by local, state and federal government agencies in the U.S. For example, the Web site for the federal Department of Homeland Security is www.dhs.gov. The Web sites for the states of Maryland and Colorado are www.maryland.gov and www.colorado.gov. The Web site for the city of Philadelphia is www.phila.gov. See Internet domain name.