.gov Domain Delegation

.gov is a sponsored top-level domain (sTLD) managed by General Services AdministrationAttn: QTDC, 2E08 (.gov Domain Registration). The URL for .gov domain registration services is http://www.dotgov.gov, and the responsible WHOIS server is whois.dotgov.gov.

A top-level domain (TLD) is an internet domain name extension that is operated by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). One type of TLDs are generic top-level domains (gTLDs) which consist of 3 or more characters. A subtype of generic TLDs are sponsored TLDs (sTLDs) like .gov which are only available to entities that are engaged within a particular industry.

.gov Authoritative Information

TypeSponsored Top-Level Domain (sTLD)
Sponsoring OrganisationGeneral Services AdministrationAttn: QTDC, 2E08 (.gov Domain Registration)
Registration Serviceshttp://www.dotgov.gov
WHOIS Serverwhois.dotgov.gov

Further information about the .gov root zone can be found at IANA. Click here for a full list of top-level domains.