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The top-level domain for US government bodies.
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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 website for the federal Department of Homeland Security is The websites for the states of Maryland and Colorado are and The website for the city of Philadelphia is See Internet domain name.


(GOVernment NETwork) A proposed private Internet for exclusive U.S. government use that was announced in 2001 but never made it to fruition. The goal of a secure, virus-free network for ultra-sensitive communications remains paramount in other ongoing government initiatives.
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