.gov now managed by the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has taken over the role of policy and management authority for the .gov top-level domain (TLD), used exclusively by US governmental entities. The .gov TLD was previously managed by the US General Services Administration, but this arrangement was terminated following he entry into force of the DOTGOV Act of 2020 (part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021). As the new manager, CISA intends to ‘provide a user-centered platform for domain name system (DNS management), help government organizations maintain better awareness of the security threats their .gov systems are exposed to, and offer additional services to support the privacy, reliability, accessibility, and speed of .gov domains’.