Local governments can now get .gov domains for free. Here’s how.

Posted on April 30, 2021


The DotGov program is the service where U.S. government entities — from federal agencies to local municipalities — can obtain and manage .gov domains. The program is operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

Why .gov is important

A .gov domain is important, because it verifies that the website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Free .gov domains

Price for access to an official .gov domain previously was $400 per year, which many local governments deemed too expensive and prohibitive to obtain.

As of April 27, DotGov now offers the service for free.

Get your .gov domain

ProudCity believes every U.S. government organization should have a .gov domain.

To support this effort, we created an online .gov resource to help local governments better understand the process and get started. You can also visit the DotGov website directly.

We’re excited to continue supporting this effort, as you’ll see in future product updates. Stay tuned and get your .gov domain.

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