Cybersecurity Agency Takes Over Management of .Gov Domain

The official domain for .gov websites shifted from the government’s landlord to the government’s central cybersecurity shop.

Management of the internet domain reserved for government agencies and services—the .gov domain—has officially shifted from the government’s landlord to its cybersecurity agency.

Last year, Congress enacted the DOTGOV Act as part of the fiscal 2021 appropriations bill, which put a stronger focus on securing .gov websites by, among other things, moving management of the domain under the purview of the Homeland Security Department’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, or CISA. That move became official Monday.