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(.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.
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us, cities can now use the dot-gov domain and create a web address that would be easier to remember and recognizable as an official city web page, i.
Registration in the dot-gov is limited to official governmental organizations in the Unites States, including federal, state, and local governments, and native sovereign nations.
To register a name within dot-gov, city governments must use the city (town) name or abbreviation, and clear reference to the state in which the city (town) is located.
States that utilize the dot-gov domain are encouraged to develop a system of registration for local governments.
GSA, while currently not charging for the dot-gov domain, has the right to implement a system of collection that includes a one-time setup fee for new registrations, which will not exceed $1,000 and a recurring annual charge that will not exceed $500.
Keogan likens the association to the dot-gov designation--a TLD available only to official governmental bodies.