Is your county, municipality, or municipal authority using a .com, .org, .info, or other domain name other than .gov for email and websites? If so, now is as good a time as any to switch to using the .gov domain.

Recently, the Federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced that it had successfully taken over administration of the .gov top-level domain, in accordance with the DOTGOV Act, which was signed into law by former President Donald Trump on December 27, 2020. Notably, as part of its takeover of the administration of the .gov domain, CISA announced that, effective immediately, it was eliminating the $400 annual fee previously assessed for use of a .gov domain name – a fee  far higher than the average annual fee of $20 or less for use of other domain names.

Thus, access to a .gov domain will now be free for states, counties, municipalities, and authorities. For more information, please visit A new day for .gov | DotGov, or contact me for assistance.