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Dotgov.gov[edit]

Dotgov.gov seems to be unavailable. Does anybody know reasons? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 62.206.120.9 (talkcontribs) 2 July 2006

dotgov.gov does indeed appear to be down. --Hm2k (talk) 20:40, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Public Domain[edit]

In another article disscussion page a person said that anything in a .gov website is in the public domain and it was copied word for word into the article. is this copyright infringement ir is it legal? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Krazee Kid (talkcontribs) 05:41, 13 February 2007 (UTC).

In many cases it is true, but you should still check to see if there's a copyright statement. Even so, copying things wholesale is questionable. 68.39.174.238 21:59, 25 August 2007 (UTC)


.ks.gov?[edit]

Kansas is www.ks.gov? What's that about? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 205.155.65.226 (talk) 19:56, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

operated by ZoneEdit[edit]

Is there any evidence of this? --Hm2k (talk) 20:38, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Other countries[edit]

I sure that other countries apart from the USA use .gov The UK for example: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/index.htm —Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.1.70.162 (talk) 10:27, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

The website you reference is a gov.uk domain, which is different from .gov. Only governments in the United States can us .gov domains. The Government Domain Registration and Services website states ".gov domains are limited to United States government organizations at the federal, Native Sovereign Nation, state, and local level, and U.S. territories." If you are interested, you should read this for more information. Cheers! --Andrew Kelly (talk) 09:00, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

Dead link[edit]

During several automated bot runs the following external link was found to be unavailable. Please check if the link is in fact down and fix or remove it in that case!

--JeffGBot (talk) 13:23, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Dead link 2[edit]

During several automated bot runs the following external link was found to be unavailable. Please check if the link is in fact down and fix or remove it in that case!

--JeffGBot (talk) 13:23, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Dead link 3[edit]

During several automated bot runs the following external link was found to be unavailable. Please check if the link is in fact down and fix or remove it in that case!

--JeffGBot (talk) 13:23, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Dead link 4[edit]

During several automated bot runs the following external link was found to be unavailable. Please check if the link is in fact down and fix or remove it in that case!

  • http://california.gov
    • In .gov on 2011-05-20 21:42:51, Socket Error: 'A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond'
    • In .gov on 2011-05-31 13:23:49, Socket Error: 'A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond'

--JeffGBot (talk) 13:24, 31 May 2011 (UTC)


Federal Reserve's use of a .gov TLD[edit]

Can anyone explain why the Federal Reserve is allowed a .gov TLD assignment when they are not a governmental institution?

99.141.61.154 (talk) 02:38, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

1) Its authority is derived from statutes enacted by the U.S. Congress, 2) the System is subject to congressional oversight, 3) the members of the Board of Governors, including its chairman and vice-chairman, are chosen by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate, 4) the government also exercises some control over the Federal Reserve by appointing and setting the salaries of the system's highest-level employees, and 5) the U.S. Government receives all of the system's annual profits, after a statutory dividend of 6% on member banks' capital investment is paid, and an account surplus is maintained.
(all points taken from the Federal Reserve System article)
It certainly sounds like a governmental institution to me. --Khajidha (talk) 19:29, 16 December 2011 (UTC)